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Hornchurch captain praised

PUBLISHED: 21:33 05 November 2010

Styles steers Urchins through

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane paid tribute to captain Elliot Styles after his last-minute winner in Kent.

Styles headed home from a Dave Collis free-kick to earn Urchins £3,000 in prize money, plus a trip to Devon to take on Bideford later this month.

And McFarlane said: “I was winding Elliot up beforehand. Looking at our stats, his last goal was the last game of last season, so he was well overdue.

“He could’ve had a couple and I was pleased for him. He’s hit a bit of form now.

“It was a tight game but Darren didn’t really have a save to make.

“There was a strong wind in the second half and they had a boy with one of the longest throws I’ve seen. It’s a bit pitch, but he was throwing it into the middle of our goal.

“We missed a few chances, so it was a good result. I did say we’d turn the corner.”

Urchins made a flying start as Martin Tuohy flicked home at the near post from a long Rickie Hayles throw-in in the opening minutes.

Lewis Smith stung the palms of Jamie Turner soon after, while an unmarked Tuohy volleyed another good chance over.

Margate were unable to make much impression against a dogged Urchins defence, but drew level just past the hour when James Rogers whipped in a free-kick and Curtis Robinson headed home.

Hornchurch dominated in the closing stages, with Michael Spencer and Ross Wall both spurning chances to win it.

And both sides looked set for a replay at Bridge Avenue when Collis centred from the right and Tommy Black nodded on for Styles to head inside the far post.

Hornchurch: Behcet, McSweeney, Hayles, Styles, Fletcher, Collis, Eyong, Curley, Tuohy (Wall 69), Smith (Black 87), Spencer.


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