FA Trophy: Thamesmead Town 1 Hornchurch 1

PUBLISHED: 16:01 08 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:01 08 October 2017

Ross Wall of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ross Wall of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Substitute Ross Wall earned Hornchurch an FA Trophy replay with a 75th-minute equaliser at Princes Park.

Only seven minutes had been played when a Thamesmead corner was only half cleared and Paul Vines curled home from 25 yards to open the scoring.

Leon McKenzie had an effort well saved five minutes later, as Urchins looked for a quick response, but the hosts saw Toby Ajala fire a chance over and injure himself when falling, ending his involvement in the tie.

Mathias Fanimo was booked on 25 minutes, but then linked up with McKenzie on the half-hour mark, before a cross into the box found George Purcell, whose shot was saved by Lewis Carey.

Jed Chouman’s cross picked out McKenzie on 36 minutes, but his header was wide of the target, before Alex Teniola sent a shot on the turn wide for Thamesmead.

McKenzie was booked towards the end of the first half and boss Jimmy McFarlane made three changes before the hour mark, sending on Sean Roberts, Alex Bentley and Wall for Elliot Styles, Jamie Hursit and Fanimo.

McKenzie saw an attempt from a corner well saved by Carey on 64 minutes, while Jay Porter flashed a shot wide with 16 minutes remaining, before Urchins were back on level terms moments later when a cross was headed in by Wall.

The visitors went close to a second when Nathan Cooper started a move, that saw the ball worked wide to Theo Fairweather-Johnson, whose cross was headed just wide by Cooper.

And a free-kick by Purcell was parried by Carey on 85 minutes, before McKenzie’s cross found Kenzer Lee and his header was also saved.

McKenzie headed over from a Porter cross in the final minute of normal time, so the two sides will try again at Bridge Avenue in midweek.

Hornchurch: Mott, Hursit (Bentley 59), Porter, Lee, Cooper, Styles (Roberts 58), Fairweather-Johnson, Chouman, McKenzie, Purcell, Fanimo (Wall). Unused subs: Kamara, Tuohy.


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