Hornchurch remain on course for play-offs with Harrow win

08:30 13 April 2014

Chris Bourne (right) and Stefan Payne both netted in the 2-1 win at Harrow Borough. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Chris Bourne (right) and Stefan Payne both netted in the 2-1 win at Harrow Borough. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Ryman Premier: Harrow Borough 1 Hornchurch 2

Chris Bourne and Stefan Payne were on target as Hornchurch kept up their play-off hopes.

After a cagey opening 10 minutes, Dave Rainford headed straight at James Shea, before Frankie Curley shot over the bar.

The Urchins somehow managed to clear their lines in a crowded box to deny the hosts an opener and Victor Osobu’s drilled shot was easily held by Hornchurch goalkeeper Inigo Echepare on 19 minutes.

But a minute later the visitors took the lead when Rickie Hayles’ long throw found Bourne and initial shot was saved by Shea, but he followed up and poked home the rebound.

Shea was by far the busier keeper and denied George Purcell with the striker through one-on-one with the former Arsenal youngster, but he managed to save well with his leg.

Making his first start for some time, Martin Tuohy and Purcell produced some good build up play to tee up Tambeson Eyong, but his effort went just over.

Shea saved from Purcell again as the Urchins ended the half in front.

And the second period was only two minutes old when Jimmy McFarlane’s side scored a second as Tuohy and Purcell linked up well once again to lay the ball off to Payne who drilled the effort past Shea.

Tuohy, Purcell and Payne worked another opening only for Tuohy to be denied by the home keeper once again

But the hosts had a lifeline on 69 minutes when Eyong conceded a penalty, and Marc Charles-Smith made no mistake form 12 yards to reduce their arrears.

Echepare saved well as Harrow began to press, but they weathered that storm and the Urchins spurned several opportunities to wrap the game up as Payne, Purcell and Tuohy missed out.

However, the visitors picked up all three points and remain in second place in the table going into next Saturday’s game at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Hornchurch: Echepare, Rainford (Bremner 46), Bourne (Coyne 86), Styles, Hayles, Curley, Eyong, Starkey, Payne, Purcell (Rook 77), Tuohy.

Unused substitutes: Phillips, Folkes


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