Bostik North: AFC Sudbury 1 Hornchurch 0

PUBLISHED: 07:56 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 19 February 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane enjoys a pre match hot drink (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane enjoys a pre match hot drink (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch’s four-game winning streak was brought to a halt as they were edged out by mid-table AFC Sudbury.

A Joe Whight penalty in the 75th minute sealed the three points and stopped the Urchins from extending their lead at the top of the Bostik North at the Wardale Williams Stadium.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men maintained their 13-point lead at the top of the table, though, as bottom club Cheshunt beat second-place Bowers & Pitsea 2-1.

The visitors got off to a strong start as Christian Assombalonga went through on goal and lobbed the home keeper, but the ball drifted wide in the opening minute.

Nine minutes later, a Nathan Livings corner fell to Theo Fairweather-Johnson who spun and shot, but his attempt was blocked.

Urchins had a few more attempts blocked and it was still scoreless at half-time.

Early in the second half Sudbury had a few near misses before a George Purcell corner was cleared to Livings, who clipped it back in to Nathan Cooper, who headed the ball just over in the 55th minute.

In the 74th minute the hosts broke the deadlock as Whight dispatched his penalty to give his side the lead.

And Sudbury managed to hold firm in the time that remained to take all three points from the leaders, as they suffered a rare defeat.

AFC Sudbury: Walker, Mills, Coakley, Holland, French, Whight, Peters, Wright, Kelly (Hunter 46), McKenzie, Horne (Crisell 88).

Unused subs: Clowsley, Mundawarara, Maycock.

Hornchurch: Mott, Hursit, Styles, Cooper, Porter, Livings (Oluwatimilehin 78), Roberts, Joseph, Fairweather-Johnson, Assombalonga (Warner 61), Purcell.

Unused subs: Bentley, Hogan, Lambert.


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