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Hornchurch bring back record goalscorer George Purcell

PUBLISHED: 13:21 02 October 2020 | UPDATED: 13:21 02 October 2020

George Purcell of Hornchurch (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

George Purcell of Hornchurch (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch have moved quickly to bring back the club’s record goalscorer George Purcell to bolster their options in attack.

George Purcell of Hornchurch scores the third goal for his team and celebrates during AFC Hornchurch vs Great Wakering Rovers, BBC Essex Senior Cup Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 4th December 2018George Purcell of Hornchurch scores the third goal for his team and celebrates during AFC Hornchurch vs Great Wakering Rovers, BBC Essex Senior Cup Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 4th December 2018

Striker Purcell originally joined league rivals Bowers & Pitsea but after a brief stint has opted to return to Bridge Avenue where he has spent a huge chunk of his career.

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He originally signed from Margate in July 2013 and made his debut on August, 10 2013 in the season opener against Lewes.

He finished top scorer at the end of that season and continued his prolific run in front of goal scoring an incredible 149 goals in 279 appearances for the club.

As well as the club’s record goalscorer he was voted both the Players’ player of the season and Supporters’ player of the season in 2015/16.

Purcell then departed the Bridge Avenue in May 2019 to join Canvey Island, he has also been at Grays Athletic, Ashford United, and Bowers since.


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