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Colin McBride - First Team Manager
Colin McBride – Manager – Joined Purfleet as a midfield player in August 1985, and made his debut against Canvey Island on 24/8/85 (won 3-0) in the Essex Senior League. He played 227 appearances and scored 32 goals. He then joined Concord Rangers and returned to Purfleet as manager in August 1997, his first match in charge being a 0-0 draw with Yeading. After 524 matches in charge at Thurrock, he joined Hornchurch for the 2006/07 season, winning the Isthmian League and Essex Senior Cup, and was Manager of the Month for December 2006 and April 2007, as well as being named Manager of the Year. At the end of 2008/09 Colin had been in charge for 170 matches.

Ronnie Hanley


Ronnie Hanley - First Team Coach
Details to follow.

Bill Lappage


Bill Lappage - Specialist Coach

Started at Dulwich Hamlet in 1951 and "retired" from Croydon FC in 1998 - in the years between served at seven different clubs involved as player and Assistant Manager/Coach. In this time Bill helped to bring home seven League Titles (two League and Cup doubles!) and eight Cups. Joined Colin McBride at Purfleet (now Thurrock FC) in 2000. Most memorable matches were the two F.A. Cup 1st Round games (both televised) against Luton and Oldham. Bill followed Colin McBride to AFC Hornchurch and had another great season seeing the Club winning the League Title and Essex Senior Cup.

Jamie Southon


Jamie Southon - Specialist Coach
Jamie Southon – Defender – Jamie was with Norwich City as an associate schoolboy, and in 1989/90 transferred to Southend United, making one first team appearance in 1992/93. He has played for Purfleet, Dagenham & Redbridge, making eight appearances in 1995/96, and then joined Purfleet, scoring twice in ten appearances, before going to Grays, and then to Hong Kong club Sing Tao. When he returned from Hong Kong he rejoined Grays Athletic and then signed for Chelmsford City in November 1996. He went to Enfield in July 1997 on a monthly contract, and rejoined Purfleet in September 1997. In six seasons in his second spell, he scored 22 times in 283 appearances. Joined the Urchins in February 2003, and went on loan to St Albans City at the start of 2004.05. He returned from loan in November 2004, and played 23 + two subs and scored twice, and was named player of the year. Joined Cambridge City in June 05. Scored one goal in 16 starts plus 7 sub appearances, and moved to Chelmsford City in mid season. Re-joined Hornchurch for 2006/07. Debut at Enfield Town. Appearances 41.

Leon Antione


Leon Antoine - Forward

Leon Antione - Forward -signed from Braintree Sept 09, having played for Canvey Island last season.

Sam Berry


Sam Berry - Midfield

Sam Berry - Midfield - Previously with Harlow Town and Ware, joined Hendon July 09. Joined Hornchurch Sept 09.

Darren Behcet


Darren Behcet - Goal Keeper
Darren Behcet – Goalkeeper – First played senior football at West Ham United but after his release in June 2006 joined Yeovil Town. Though he did not make the first team, he had plenty of experience whilst with West Ham when he played five league matches on loan to Cambridge United. With Yeovil, he had loan spells at Dorchester Town and Bognor Regis Town. In November 2008, he joined Sutton United, and after five appearances, he signed for Grays Athletic on non-contract terms, before joining Hornchurch, making his debut at home to Canvey on 31st January. Appearances 13.

Michael Bowditch


Michael Bowditch - Goal Keeper

Michael Bowditch – Goalkeeper – Michael was signed from Burnham Ramblers, and has played mainly in the Capital League. Though he has yet to make his debut, he had been included in the first team squad on six occasions.

Billy Coyne


Billy Coyne - Defender
Billy Coyne - Defender - his first senior club was Arsenal, and then he joined QPR where he played in their youth team and reserves, before joining Hornchuch - debut against Staines 30/8/08. Appearances 44 – goals 1

Ronnie Fletcher


Ronnie Fletcher- Defender/Centre Half
Ronnie Fletcher – Defender / Centre Half – Ronnie was with West Ham United for two seasons as a YTS player, and then signed for Ryman Premier side Sutton United in September 2003. He joined Thurrock in March 2004. 51 appearances, one goal, Debut at Enfield Town 19th August 2006, appearances 51, goals one.

Mark Goodfellow


Mark Goodfellow - Midfield
Mark Goodfellow – Defender – Started with Leyton Orient at youth level and joined Purfleet in March 2001, and was both the Supporters and Players Player of the Year in 2002/03. Although he missed the last few months of 2004 when he sustained a fractured ankle, he made over 200 appearances for Purfleet / Thurrock before joining Welling Utd in July 2006, making 30 appearances before signing for Tonbridge Angels 2007/08. Joined Margate December 2007 and made seven plus one substitute appearances. Debut at Ramsgate 16/8/08. Appearances 47 – goals 1.

Jon Green


Jon Green - Forward
Jon Green – Forward – last season played mainly for the Capital League team, making his debut at Harlow in September 08. Jon was named as substitute six times in the first team squad, and made his playing debut at Harlow on 28/12/08.

Jonathan Hunt


Jonathan Hunt - Midfield

Jonathan Hunt – midfield – St Albans City 1990, Woking 1990, Barnet 1192 (33 appearances), Southend 1993 (49 + 6 goals), Birmingham 1994 to 1997 (77 + 18), Derby County 1997 to 1999 (25 + 2), Sheffield Utd (loan) 1998 (5 + 1), Ipswich 1998 (loan – 6 + 0), Sheffield Utd 1999 (22 + 1), Cambridge Utd 2000 (7 + 1), Wimbledon 2000 (12 + 0), Peterborough 2002/03. Joined St Albans last season, joined Hornchurch Sept 09.

Mark Janney


Mark Janney - Midfield
Mark Janney – Midfield - was released by Tottenham Hotspur in September 1997 and following a spell on loan to Brentford, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge. He broke into the first team but pulled a hamstring and missed for the rest of the season. Spent two months on loan at the start of 1999/2000 to Braintree Town as he recovered. Again secured a regular place in the first team, until he left at the end of the 2004-05 season, briefly playing for Maldon, before joining Heybridge Swifts, and then signing for Thurrock in October 2005, where he made 30+1 appearances and scored two goals. Scored on his Hornchurch debut at Enfield Town, and also won the Golden Boot award for the most goals in the FA Cup, scoring eight in five matches. Appearances 145 – goals 39.

Kris Lee


Kris Lee - Forward
Kris Lee – Forward – Kris played for Tiptree Heath and Tiptree United before joining Heybridge Swifts. He joined Chelmsford City for 2001/02 and joined Purfleet in October 2002 and made his debut against Aylesbury on 26/10/02. He made 130 appearances and scored 21 goals. He then joined Heybridge Swifts and then Maldon Town, rejoining Thurrock in January 2006, scoring seven goals in 26 appearances for Thurrock. Debut at Enfield Town. Appearances 146 – goals 56.

Jimmy McFarlane


Jim McFarlane - Defender & Assistant Manager
Jimmy McFarlane – Defender – signed from Thurrock May 06 – joined Purfleet in August 1991, from Clapton. Made his Purfleet debut against Southall on 17/8/91 and scored 75 goals in 634 appearances. In August 1996 he joined Concord Rangers and returned to Purfleet for the 1997/98 season, and was their club captain. He has also played for Millwall Wanderers. Debut against Great Wakering, appearances 56, goals six, and was both the Players’ and Supporters’ Player of the Season for Hornchurch. Broke his leg in the first match of the 2007/08 season and made three appearances on loan at Concord Rangers in November, before returning to the first team in December 2007, at Ramsgate. This match was abandoned due to floodlight failure, as was his last match for Concord Rangers, three days earlier. Appearances 106 – goals 8.

John Purdie


John Purdie - Defender
John Purdie – Defender - John signed from Thurrock in June 06. He joined Purfleet in July 1997 from Billericay Town, and made his debut on 16/8/97 against Yeading. He has made 362 appearances for Purfleet / Thurrock. Previously with West Ham United where he was a regular member of their reserve side. Club captain, debut at Enfield Town, 51 appearances, and scored against Ilford in the final match of the season, his first goal for eleven years. Appearances 143 – goals 1.

Michael Ramkin


Michael Ramkin - Forward

Michael Ramkin - Forward - M ichael previously played for Hornchurch in 2007 and made his debut at Northwood on 7/11/07 . He made two appearances that season and then joined Thurrock . Also played for Harlow Town and Ware before re-joining in Sept 09.

David Sadler


David Sadler - Forward
David Sadler – Forward - A former England Schools captain who re-signed for Dr Martens Premier side Hinckley United after a spell in the Ryman Premier with Kingstonian. Signed for the K's from Hinckley in August 2001 for a reported.£10,000 fee. Was voted Hinckley's supporters Player of the Year 1999/00. Previous clubs include Derby County as a trainee, Luton Town and New York State. Transferred to Cambridge City in May 2004. For 2005/06 David was out of action with a long term knee injury and made nine appearances, plus six substitutes, and scored five goals. Played one match on loan to Concord Rangers August 06 to get some match practice following another minor injury. Made his debut at Aveley in August 06 – appearances 23. Dave did not play in senior football in 2007/08.

Michael Spencer


Michael Spencer - Forward
Michael Spencer – Defender – Played for Enfield 2005, then joined Thurrock August 2008 and went to Fisher 31/12/08. Scored on his Hornchurch debut at Harrow 21/2/09. Appearances 10 – goals 1.

Joe Stevens


Joe Stevens - Midfield
Joe Stevens – Midfield – Joe joined Ware in 2007, and went to Wealdstone in January 2209. He played for Harlow in July 2009 and joined Hornchurch in August.

Elliot Styles


Elliot Styles - Defender
Elliot Styles – Defender – played for Ilford in 2005/06 before moving to Redbridge in March 06, where he made eleven appearances. Was named as Ilford’s player of the season. Debut at Redbridge 16/8/06, appearances 119 – goals 7.

Andy Tomlinson


Andy Tomlinson - Midfield
Andy Tomlinson - Midfield - returned for a second spell with Heybridge Swifts in February 2002 after beginning the 2001/02 season at Billericay Town following a loan spell from Swifts at the end of the previous campaign. Previously with Brentwood and Enfield, he moved to Hornchurch in November 2004, making his debut at Alresey in the FA Trophy. He made 21 appearances, his last being at St Albans City in April 05. He linked up with Tony Choules at Leyton FC for the start of 2005/06, and then joined Maidenhead United. Returned to Hornchurch 2006/07. Debut against Great Wakering 22/8/06. Appearances 160 – goals 3.

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