Good Knight lifts Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 13:42 20 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:42 20 July 2015

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

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Striker nets winner at Ramsgate

Hornchurch maintained their good pre-season form with a 2-1 win at Ramsgate.

David Knight’s backheel set up Tobi Joseph for a shot that was blocked, with the ball falling kindly for Abs Thompson to net from close range on the half hour.

Knight had a header tipped onto the post before the home side levelled on 65 minutes.

Sam Mott punched the ball clear from a corner, but Peter Smith sent it back into the net from the edge of the box.

Ramsgate had a good chance to take the lead when Joe Taylor had the goal at his mercy, but he shot wide.

And Urchins made the hosts pay 14 minutes from time when Thompson’s cross was knocked down for Knight to fire into the top corner from 12 yards.

Hornchurch: Mott, Potter, Coyne, Styles (Glover 60), Smith, May (Ditkevicius 68), Thompson (Sighiartu 86), Pellen, Knight (Rose 81), Poku (Purcell 71), Joseph. Unused subs: English, Lewis.

*Romford had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Essex Olympian League side Frenford.

Callum Ibe netted against his former club for the home side, with Ben Polley also on target for Frenford.

*Barkingside slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Essex Senior League outfit London Bari in their latest friendly, while Ilford went down 3-0 against Bishop’s Stortford Swifts.

Clapton drew 0-0 at Cockfosters, while Anwar Uddin’s Sporting Bengal ran out 5-2 winners over West Ham’s Learning Academy side at Beckton.

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