Hornchurch move top with huge victory against Mildenhall

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 November 2017

Leon Mckenzie hit a hat-trick for Hornchurch in their 6-0 win at Mildenhall (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Leon Mckenzie hit a hat-trick for Hornchurch in their 6-0 win at Mildenhall (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Bostik North: Mildenhall Town 0 Hornchurch 6

Hornchurch moved top of the table continued their unbeaten away form in the Bostik North as they cruised to a comfortable 6-0 victory against Mildenhall Town.

A hat-trick from Leon McKenzie, who returned from suspension, and goals from Nathan Cooper, George Purcell and Sean Roberts guided them to three points at Recreation Way.

Jim McFarlane’s travelled to Suffolk without record-holding goalkeeper Sam Mott due to injury and captain Elliot Styles thanks to suspension.

The visitors got off to a strong start and found themselves in front after six minutes as Nathan Cooper fired home from close range after Brad Warner picked him out from a corner to make it 1-0.

The defender’s original header was blocked by keeper Sam Roach before falling back down for him.

Four minutes later the hosts hit back with a chance of their own as an effort flew across the face of the goal.

Town then thought they had hit an equaliser in the 20th minute as the ball hit the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.

It was straight back down the other end and Warner had his shot tipped wide for a corner in the 23rd minute.

Urchins doubled their lead ten minutes later as Sean Roberts played it wide to George Purcell, who had his effort palmed by Roach, but the ball dropped in to give them a 2-0 lead at the half-time break.

They showed no sign of easing up and it only took a minute for the visitors to make it 3-0 as Purcell had his shot blocked, but the ball fell to Leon McKenzie, who smashed it home.

It got no better for the hosts as a miscommunication between the defence and the keeper allowed Roberts long ball to creep past and make it 4-0 after 50 minutes.

Three minutes later it was five as McKenzie netted his second of the night after being picked out by his partner Purcell.

Purcell almost scored a second of his goal but his effort struck the post after McKenzie flicked it on in the 66th minute.

The former Ebbsfleet United forward then had another attempt denied as Roach held onto his free-kick in the 80th minute.

Hornchurch kept pressing forward and two minutes later substitute Jed Chouman passed it back to Purcell, who fired a shot, but it was parried by Roach to McKenzie who side footed the ball home to complete his hat-trick on the night.

Mildenhall Town: Roach, Hood (Curry 60), Wilkinson, Debenham, Kerins, Simpson, Pereira, Green, Ingram (Avis 73), D.Brown (Stillinger 67), J.Brown.

Unused subs: Collins.

Hornchurch: Bloch, Bentley, Lee, Cooper, Porter, Oluwatimilehin (Chouman 73), Roberts (Hursit 74), Fairweather-Johnson, Warner (Fanimo 78), McKenzie, Purcell.

Unused subs: Joseph.


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