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Goalkeeper Sam Mott finally set to make 200th Hornchurch appearance when Canvey Island visit Bridge Avenue in the Bostik North

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 March 2018

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

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Weather permitting - and the forecast is for rain over the next couple of days - we are at home to Canvey Island this Saturday, after an enforced break of two weeks, due to snow.

It is the same for Canvey, who also had their match at Heybridge Swifts called off during the week, so it’s ‘as you were’ at the top of the table, with none of the teams at or near the play-off places being able to play.

And when we do get back to normal it should be Sam Mott’s overdue 200th appearance - overdue because he missed the last away match at Sudbury on account of a broken finger and of course he missed last week’s match due to the weather.

Sam made his debut in August 2014 at Thurrock, and he is now in this fourth season at Bridge Avenue, and has been the regular first choice ever since. He is also the holder of a record number of clean sheets for Hornchurch, having achieved 74 shut outs in that time.

It was not the weather that was the main topic at Maidstone though, as they have a 3G surface - but their match against Macclesfield on Tuesday still did not go ahead - the visitors were there, as were their supporters, but most of the home team was stranded somewhere on the M25, which had been closed due to an oil spillage.

Which begs the question as to whether Maidstone will be charged with failing to fulfil a fixture.

With the lack of actual football over the last week or so, there has still been plenty of local news, with Thurrock FC and Romford FC prominent among the headlines - the former appear to be going out of existence at the end of the season, and whilst Romford FC likely to be once again looking for a ground share, which is not going to be easy, as so many clubs in and around the area are already ground-sharing with other clubs.

In just a few miles we have Thurrock and Romford, Aveley and Grays, Barking and West Essex (from the Essex Senior League), Ilford and Barkingside, and Redbridge and Newbury Forest (Olympian League).

Further afield we have Cheshunt and FC Romania (Essex Senior League), Harlow and Enfield, Clapton and Hackney Wick, and Canvey Island and Benfleet (Olympian).

It’s not going to be easy for Romford to find a ground-share, and it would appear that it is completely out of the question that Thurrock can survive unless a buyer is found.

Romford are talking about dropping into the Olympian League, but even that could be difficult as a number of Olympian League clubs are already engaged in ground shares of their own, with the most unusual being May & Baker, whose first team play at the Barking Rugby Union ground, with the goalposts in front of the rugby posts.

Whilst Canning Town, also in the Olympian League, are playing at the West Ham Utd 4G pitch in Beckton.

Canvey Island are our visitors on Saturday and they are in third position in the table, 19 points behind Hornchurch, but with three games in hand, and have recently signed Martin Tuohy from Barking, to boost their forward strike force.

In their last match Canvey drew 1-1 at Potters Bar, prior to which they drew at Dereham and at home to Barking. Apart from possibly Bowers & Pitsea they are our main challengers for the title, so both teams will be wanting to take home the three points on Saturday.

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