Romford manager Paul Martin insisted his side are deeper in trouble than ever before as they prepare to head into a crunch match with Dereham Town this weekend.

Hornchurch return to Bostik League Premier Division action against promotion-chasing Enfield Town this weekend in a dress rehearsal for the Velocity Trophy final.

Former Raiders defenceman Phil Manny is looking forward to his first visit to the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Latest news from the supporters’ association

Everyone Active Raiders defenceman Jack Cooper says the entire squad played their part as they romped to a four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Asante Sandiford has been awarded the NBL Division One player-of-the-week award following his performance against Reading Rockets.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is looking forward to playing in the Velocity Trophy final after securing their place with a 3-2 win over Bracknell Town.

Havering Sports Council’s sports award winners for 2018 were revealed at their annual presentation night, sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Romford at Upminster Golf Club.

Romford manager Paul Martin says you couldn’t write about his side’s fortunes after losing 3-1 to Coggeshall Town with 10-men last weekend.

Velocity Trophy: AFC Hornchurch 3 Bracknell Town 2

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor feels a disappointing goal cost his side from earning a point off title chasing Wrexham.

Everyone Active Raiders goalie Ben Clements believes getting on a winning run ahead of the National League play-offs is their best chance of success this season.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson wants his side to grind out a result against an ‘attractive’ footballing Bognor Regis Town this weekend.

Everyone Active Raiders captain Sam Roberts is eager to get back to winning ways this weekend after losing their last two fixtures in National League Division Two, writes Jacob Ranson.

The AFC Hornchurch blog

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Latest news from the supporters’ association

Commonwealth Games medallist and Great Britain gymnast Courtney Tulloch paid a special visit to St Alban’s Catholic Primary School.

After a bumper 2018 show, which saw over 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the annual Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is returning in February (15-17th) with all the latest models, rare customs, racing celebrations, biking celebs and more live action than ever before.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has taken plenty of positives from his squad’s performances after sealing a league victory but crashing out of the Essex Senior Cup in the semi-final.

Brentwood School triple jumper Nicole Harvey became a double gold medallist at the Essex and Eastern Counties Indoor Athletics Championships last weekend with a single jump.

Everyone Active Raiders 2 defenceman Abbie Sylvester has been named in the Great Britain Women’s squad ahead of the World Championship in Dumfries.

Essex Senior Cup: Chelmsford City 3 AFC Hornchurch 1

Lively, loud, and full of American sporting spirit would be how you could describe the atmosphere at The Blues Kitchen on Super Bowl Sunday.

West Ham Women head coach Matt Beard pleased with the reaction of his side in their 3-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers as they progressed into the next round of the FA Cup.

Hornchurch face a huge weekend as they take on Corinthian Casuals in the league before travelling to Chelmsford City for an Essex Senior Cup semi-final tie.

The AFC Hornchurch blog

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Latest news from the supporters’ association

Young defenceman Daniel Hitchings felt Raiders put on a disappointing performance in a 7-2 defeat to National League Division Two title challenging Slough Jets.

Hornchurch boss Mark Stimson was impressed with youngsters in club’s 3-1 victory over Hashtag United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson says his side have to be better defensively after falling to a 3-0 defeat against Bostik Premier Division high-flyers Merstham.

Friendly: AFC Hornchurch 3 Hashtag United 1

Everyone Active Raiders forward Jake Sylvester is delighted to be leading the league’s goal scorers but insists credit must go to his team-mates.


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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