Bostik North: Elliot Styles thrilled to cap superb campaign for Hornchurch by lifting league trophy at home

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 April 2018

Celebrations at the final whistle as Hornchurch are crowned Bostik North champions (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Celebrations at the final whistle as Hornchurch are crowned Bostik North champions (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Urchins presented with trophy following win over Aveley at Bridge Avenue last Friday

Leon McKenzie, Elliot Styles and Theo Fairweather-Johnson of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Leon McKenzie, Elliot Styles and Theo Fairweather-Johnson of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch skipper Elliot Styles was delighted to get his hands on the Bostik North trophy last week.

Having secured the league title earlier this month, Urchins collected the trophy after a 2-1 win at home to Aveley last Friday.

There were wild celebrations as Styles collected the trophy, and the skipper was thrilled to be presented with the league title at the club’s Bridge Avenue ground.

“It was the perfect way for us to finish at home this season with a win and lifting the trophy after the game,” he said.

“It’s been a great season for us and we had a feeling it would be from as early as pre-season training.

“We were always optimistic about having a memorable season and it was nice to be able to get our hands on the trophy.”

With Hornchurch being presented with the title on Friday, they will have been delighted to have added to the party mood with the win over Aveley.

Connor Hogan had put Urchins ahead, before Garrett Kelly equalised for the Millers, but a stoppage-time winner from George Purcell secured a win for the hosts.

It meant the Bridge Avenue side signed off from home for the season with a win, pleasing Styles.

“It was perfect having the derby because there was a bit of added spice and there was a good crowd too,” he added.

“Despite being at the end of the season, it was competitive so it was good to play in and I’m sure it was a good game to watch.

“The late winner from George typifies our season because we’ve netted plenty of late goals to win points.”

Hornchurch then played out a 1-1 draw at Cheshunt on Tuesday, in which Purcell also scored.

Urchins fielded a much-changed team in that game, with some younger members of the squad given a chance.

And Styles says that is because the Bridge Avenue club are already planning for life back in the Bostik Premier.

“When you achieve your aims early in a season, it gives you a chance to think ahead for next season.

“The staff and the manager can take a look at the players in the squad and see who can step up for us next season.”

Even after winning the title and lifting the trophy, it seems there is no let up from Hornchurch as they look to build next season.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

The Coopers’ and Coborn School bagged the Division Two Essex League Tennis title for the first-time in the school’s history.

Yesterday, 15:00

After success in the RFU Intermediate Cup, Jordan Wigham and Steve Barfoot now have some tough decisions to make

Yesterday, 14:30

Lakeside Hammers are gearing up for a massive weekend as their drama-filled season comes to a spectacular conclusion.

Yesterday, 13:00

Peter Taylor will be praying Dagenham & Redbridge’s trip to Boreham Wood in the FA Cup on Saturday is a welcome break from Vanarama National League action after admitting his team’s start to the season has left him embarrassed.

Yesterday, 11:00

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says his side’s performances were not up to scratch as they fell to back-to-back defeats in the Bostik Premier Division this week.

Yesterday, 10:00

The Coopers’ and Coborn School progressed into the regional round of the National Cross Country Cup after a successful first county round.

Yesterday, 09:45

Hornchurch suffered back-to-back league defeats on Tuesday after a heavy home reverse to Lewes.

Yesterday, 09:00

Essex Leopards will look to build on their 97-95 National Cup win at Westminster Warriors when they travel to Division One champions Loughborough Riders this weekend.


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now