Bostik North: Hornchurch 1 Ware 0

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 November 2017

Bradley Warner netted Hornchurch's winner against Ware (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Bradley Warner netted Hornchurch's winner against Ware (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Brad Warner’s late goal helped 10-man Hornchurch to a third successive win to close the gap at the top of the table on Tuesday night.

Urchins had won 4-0 when the two sides met at Wodson Park only 10 days earlier, but had to wait until six minutes from time before Warner struck to earn all three points and leave them two behind leaders Dereham, with four games in hand, ahead of a trip to Tilbury on Saturday.

The hosts went close on six minutes when George Purcell found space on the right and saw his cross evade Theo Fairweather-Johnson, before Leon McKenzie’s effort was blocked.

But Ware’s Murat Karagul sent a shot wideon 20 minutes, before Jed Chouman’s shot was comfortably saved by visiting keeper Thomas Coulson.

Warner went close to breaking the deadlock on 31 minutes with a fine run and shot, which came back off a post.

Purcell then had a volley blocked by Gareth Madden as the first half ended goalless.

Jimmy McFarlane sent Mathias Fanimo on for Fairweather-Johnson during the break, before Sam Mott was called into action for the first time on 49 minutes to tip away Jamie Guy’s shot.

Purcell had a great chance to open the scoring moments later but fired straight at Coulson from 12 yards, before Tobi Joseph came on for McKenzie midway through the second half.

Captain Elliot Styles was given his marching orders with 20 minutes remaining and McFarlane used his third substitution soon after to replace Purcell with Sean Roberts.

Joseph forced Coulson into a good save after cutting in from the left, but Urchins got their reward on 84 minutes when Alex Bentley’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Nathan Copoer for Warner to bundle the ball into the net.

It proved enough as lowly Ware were unable to make their extra man count during four minutes of stoppage time.

Hornchurch: Mott, Bentley, Porter, Lee, Cooper, Chouman, Fairweather-Johnson (Fanimo 46), Styles, McKenzie (Joseph 68), Purcell (Roberts 76), Warner. Subs: Hursit, Oluwatimlehin.

Attendance: 86.


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