FA Trophy: Hornchurch 6 Ramsgate 0

PUBLISHED: 16:58 27 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 27 October 2018

Hornchurch players huddle before play (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch players huddle before play (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch eased into the next round of the FA Trophy after hitting Ramsgate for six at Bridge Avenue on Saturday.

The game was only seconds old when Urchins took the lead as a Ramsgate defender saw an attempted clearance rebound off a team-mate and fall for Nana Boakye-Yiadom to drill home.

And the hosts were 2-0 up on three minutes when a ball down the left wing found Boakye-Yiadom, who outpaced the shellshocked Ramsgate defence to calmly slot past the keeper.

Sean Marks headed just over from an eighth-minute corner before Boakye-Yiadom raced on to a ball over the top and lobbed just wide of the target.

But it was 3-0 on 17 minutes when George Purcell’s corner was volleyed home by Jordan Clark and a fourth goal arrived less than two minutes later as Marks slid a through ball under Luke Watkins.

Brad Warner curled a shot just wide midway through the half, before Boakye-Yiadom had to be replaced by Leon McKenzie due to injury.

Callum Chafer was called into action for the first time to save a free-kick from Aaron Millbank on 34 minutes, but Urchins had another sight of goal when Lewwis Spence crossed for McKenzie, who steered the ball over the bar.

A fifth goal arrived two minutes before the break when Warner’s corner was met by Marks, who headed home.

But Urchins had to settle for just one more goal in the second half, as Warner had an early shot well saved and McKenzie fired wide of a post.

Purcell was too high on 62 minutes, while Millbank put a good chance over for Ramsgate, before a sixth Hornchurch goal arrived on 77 minutes as Purcell broke on the left and skipped past Watkins before sliding the ball home.

Chafer denied Dickens a reply, before Watkins saved well from Warner, and Chapman had a hard shot well held by the Urchins keeper.

The home side were reduced to 10 men for the final three minutes as Jordan Clark limped off injured with three substitutes having already been used, but it made little difference as they eased through.

Hornchurch: Chafer, Bentley, Porter (Hursit 77), Lee, Smith, Clark, Warner, Spence, Marks (Fairweather-Johnson 75), Purcell, Boakye-Yiadom (McKenzie 29). Unused sub: Coker.


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