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Urchins progress in Essex Senior Cup with Benfleet win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 November 2018

Hornchurch striker George Purcell (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch striker George Purcell (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex Senior Cup: AFC Hornchurch 5 Benfleet 1

AFC Hornchurch progressed into the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup as they sealed a comfortable 5-1 win over Benfleet.

Braces from Theo Fairweather-Johnson and George Purcell as well as an own goal from Sonny Hartman guided the Urchins to a win in their second round tie with the Thurlow Nunn Division One South side.

Purcell broke the deadlock in the 10th minute as he side footed the ball in at the far post after a cross in from George Saunders evaded striker partner Sean Marks.

The Urchins doubled their lead in the 36th minute as Fairweather-Johnson flicked the ball home at the near post from a Saunders corner.

A minute later Fairweather-Johnson netted his second of the night as he slotted the ball neatly home after being played through by Marks to make it 3-0.

Ten minutes into the second-half Benfleet pulled one back as the ball was played through to substitute Mason Shave, who sprinted clear before sending his shot beyond goalkeeper Callum Chafer.

In the 83rd minute the ball then broke to Purcell wide on the left, the striker took a touch and then drilled a screamer into the top corner to stretch their lead to 4-1.

Saunders then continued his impressive crosses as he sent one into the box and defender Hartman sliced it past his own goalkeeper to make it 5-1.

Hornchurch will now be in the hat for the fourth round this evening.

Hornchurch: Chafer, Hursit, Bentley, Lee (McKenzie 84), Porter, Anidugbe (Coker 70), Spence, Saunders, Fairweather-Johnson, Purcell, Marks.

Subs: Hogan, Warner.

Benfleet: Gislette, Unwin, Camm (Curran 65), Lacey, Hartman, Dulieu, J.Unwin (Shave 52), Lawrence (Scates 75), Foord, R.Lacey, Russell.

Unused subs: Hunt and Knight.

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