Stones roll past Hornchurch

08:53 18 February 2014

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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

Ryman Premier: Wealdstone 2 Hornchurch 0

A goal in each half sent Hornchurch to defeat against promotion rivals Wealdstone in north London last night.

Urchins boss Jimmy McFarlane had called it his side’s biggest match of the season to date, but Scott McGleish and Tom Pett netted either side of the break to earn the home side the points.

The 39-year-old McGleish had the first chance of note, firing wide, but Michael Spencer sent a decent opportunity over the crossbar for the visitors on 19 minutes.

Having netted in Saturday’s 4-2 home win over Leiston, George Purcell fired a free kick into the wall just before the half hour mark.

But Inigo Echepare was called upon to make a superb save to deny the hosts from the best chance of the game on 32 minutes.

And Echepare held a free kick soon after before a quick clearance gave Stefan Payne an opening, but his effort was saved by Jonathan North.

Stones then forced a string of corners late in the half and broke the deadlock to the delight of the majority of the 685 crowd when former Leyton Orient striker McGleish hooked home.

The home side almost added a second before the break when a strong run by Pett saw him pull the ball back for McGleish, but the Hornchurch defence cleared just in time.

Echepare was in action early in the second half to deny McGleish, before McFarlane sent Tambeson Eyong on for Leigh Bremner.

Eyong’s night lasted only six minutes, though, before he picked up an injury and had to be replaced by Folkes.

And the visitors had a let-off when Devon Malcolm failed to take a chance midway through the second half.

Spencer volleyed just wide after some good approach play from Urchins, but they had Echepare to thank for a good save to keep out Pett after he had beaten the offside trap.

Purcell crossed for Spencer on 77 minutes, but his effort was straight at North and hopes of salvaging a point disappeared four minutes from time when Pett scored a superb second for Stonesm curling home from 20 yards.

Hornchurch: Echepare, Coyne (Rook 67), Spencer, Styles, Hayles, Curley, Starkey, May, Payne, Purcell, Bremner (Eyong 52) (Folkes 58).

Unused subs: Rainford, Lechmere.


Latest Sport Stories

Dagenham manager Wayne Burnett (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Sky Bet League Two: AFC Wimbledon 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini scores their first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London.

Hammers midfielder Manuel Lanzini was left exposed by Slaven Bilic’s decision to play two strikers on Sunday at Spurs

Yesterday, 17:30
Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Boro manager looks back on 3-3 draw with Witham, the changes he made and signing of Richard Wray

Mark Noble v Tottenham

Hammers captain Mark Noble is suspended for Sunday’s clash with West Brom

Yesterday, 15:00
Ayo Obileye of Dagenham & Redbridge evades Charlie Lee of Stevenage (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Defender recovers from foot injury in time for trip south of the river

Yesterday, 11:57
Raiders goalie Michael Gray celebrates his shutout against MK Thunder (pic; John Scott)

Jackson’s long-standing mark eclipsed

Yesterday, 11:00
Darren Currie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

First-team coach hopes fans inspire squad at Wimbledon tonight

Yesterday, 09:30
Marshalls Park celebrate their rugby win over Redden Court

Marshalls Park 22 Redden Court 12

Breaking News

Yesterday, 16:53

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to an east London hospital after “suffering a stab wound” police have said.

Read more

Most read sport

News from your area


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


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Digital Edition

Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder