Search

Last-gasp agony for Hornchurch

09:15 12 November 2012

Reece Prestedge of Bishop

Reece Prestedge of Bishop's Stortford shields the ball from Andy Tomlinson (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

Urchins dumped out of FA Trophy

Hornchurch 2 Bishop’s Stortford 3

Struggling Urchins were dumped out of the FA Trophy by stoppage-time goal on Saturday.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men looked to have earned a replay against Conference North outfit Stortford, as Frankie Curley and Leon McKenzie cancelled out goals from Ricky Sappleton.

But the visitors snatched victory in the third minute of injury time when a corner from Reece Prestedge reached Alli Abdullahi, who flicked the ball past Joe Woolley.

Sappleton had opened the scoring with a header from a Prestedge corner after only three minutes.

But Curley levelled on 20 minutes, after Andy Tomlinson and McKenzie had combined.

Sappleton restored Stortford’s lead from the penalty spot soon after, when Tomlinson was penalised for handball.

But McKenzie got Urchins back on terms for a second time, early in the second half.

McKenzie flicked another effort just past the post as both sides searched for a winner.

But Hornchurch were left heartbroken after Abdullahi struck his late, late clincher.

Thurrock also bowed out of the competition after a 2-0 home defeat against Brackley Town.

And Romford, who the weekend off, dropped two places to eighth in Ryman Division One North, as Tilbury and Thamesmead both won their fixtures.

Aveley ran out 4-1 winners over Soham Town Rangers, thanks to a brace from Daniel Hopkins and other goals from Rashid Kamara and Jordan Cox.

Grays had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Waltham Abbey, where Joao Carlos netted in the 80th minute to earn a point.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Billy Roast signs contract after Colchester United release defender

Yesterday, 17:27
George Porter of Dagenham and Redbridge in action against Conference Premier Southport in the first round of the FA Cup (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Former Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon ace departs Victoria Road

Yesterday, 17:00
Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Warren Hackett accepts they must beat Cheltenham this weekend

Yesterday, 14:00
Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Club to donate gate receipts and bucket collection from tomorrow’s home game with Soham Town Rangers.

Most read sport

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.