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Bostik North: Hornchurch 3 Bury Town 0

PUBLISHED: 16:57 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 24 December 2017

Matthias Fanimo of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Matthias Fanimo of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch gave their supporters some Christmas cheer with a comfortable win at Bridge Avenue.

And Jimmy McFarlane’s men will look to strengthen their hold on top spot when they visit struggling Romford on Wednesday.

Brad Warner and George Purcell had early efforts for the hosts, but could not seriously test Luis Tibbles in the visiting goal.

The deadlock was broken on 10 minutes, though, when Mathias Fanimo’s cross found Leon McKenzie and his shot on the turn found the back of the net.

Tibbles saved well from a Warner free-kick midway through the first half, but Jay Porter produced a superb bit of defending to deny Darren Mills on 28 minutes.

Porter then played Purcell through on goal at the other end, but Tibbles saved well to deny Hornchurch’s all-time leading scorer, and Warner was denied by a goalline clearance after seizing on a poor back header and rounding the keeper to fire goalwards.

Urchins doubled their lead nine minutes before half time as Warner’s cross fell to Olumide Oluwatimilehin and when his effort came back off the crossbar, midfielder Nathan Livings converted his first goal for the club, on his fourth appearance.

Warner combined with Alex Bentley on 39 minutes, but Fanimo dragged his shot wide of the target.

However, the second half was less than two minutes old when former West Ham youngster Fanimo burst through and slotted past Tibbles to make it 3-0 with his first league goal for the club and third of the campaign.

Bury had a chance to hit back midway through the half, but Mills headed over and then made way for Tommy Robinson, and Fanimo fired wide for the hosts on 78 minutes, before making way soon after for Jed Chouman, who was booked after Bury had hit a post.

Elliot Styles was also booked late on, on his record 524th appearance for the club, but it could not spoil Hornchurch’s day.

Hornchurch: Mott, Bentley, Porter, Styles, Cooper, Oluwatimilehin, Fanimo (Chouman 81), Livings (Roberts 76), McKenzie, Purcell, Warner. Unused subs: Hursit, Fairweather-Johnson, Joseph.

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