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Isthmian North: Hornchurch and Whitstable Town play out entertaining stalemate by seaside

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 July 2017

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott impressed again at the weekend (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott impressed again at the weekend (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Pre-season friendly: Whitstable Town 0 Hornchurch 0

On a rainy day at the seaside, neither Hornchurch nor Whitstable Town could find a way through in an end-to-end encounter at the Belmont Ground.

Urchins had the better of the early exchanges, with Jamie Hursit firing wide from a corner, and Dan Eason saving well from a Martin Tuohy header after he had ran on to Jay Porter’s centre.

Eason made another fine save from Tuohy, before a Bradley Warner corner found George Purcell, whose shot was just wide of the target.

Whitstable’s goalkeeper saved again from Tuohy, before the hosts came back strongly, winning two corners in succession, with Porter clearing Ricky Freeman’s shot off the line.

Warner had a chance to open the score when he ran on to a long ball out of defence, but Eason once again rose to the occasion, saving well to keep the shot out of the net.

Hornchurch began the second half strongly, when Elliot Styles played the ball out to the left to Porter, and Eason saved Tuohy’s shot from just a few yards out.

Then followed a spell of Whitstable pressure, with three corners in a row, with Styles being booked somewhere in between.

At the other end Theo Fairweather-Johnson went close, his shot being blocked by a defender.

Eason tipped a Jed Chouman free kick over the bar, and Eason was again in action, with an excellent save from Tuohy.

Warner moved out to the wing and sent over a good cross to Fairweather-Johnson, whose shot rose over the bar.

In the closing minutes two home players were shown a yellow card, as both sides came near to scoring, but an entertaining match ended without goal - and just as the match ended, so the rain began to fall in earnest.

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