Search

The AFC Hornchurch blog

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 November 2018

Tobi Coker of Hornchurch and Callum Emptage of East Grinstead (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Tobi Coker of Hornchurch and Callum Emptage of East Grinstead (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Latest news from the supporters’ association

Manager Jim McFarlane has released Tobi Coker, who made sixteen appearances this season, scoring one goal, but who had been on the bench for the last few matches.

Also leaving is Bradley Warner, who was ever-present in the first team, with five goals from his twenty appearances this season.

Warner made a total of 70 appearances for Hornchurch since joining from Bowers & Pitsea at the start of last season, scoring 21 goals.

He has returned to his previous club, Bowers, in what can only be described as a very surprising move.

With a depleted squad, still lacking Nathan Cooper and Nathan Livings, and also missing Leon Smith and Lewwis Spence, we thought we had done enough to take all three points against Worthing on Saturday.

It looked promising when George Saunders almost found the net in the first minute, his shot coming back off the post, and it was Saunders who again went close in the closing minutes of the match, again hitting the post.

In between times, George Purcell had a hard shot come back off the inside of the post, though Purcell opened the scoring with a fine shot after running on to a Leon McKenzie pass.

It looked a though we would take the points, as Worthing had not been able to offer much of a threat, but, with ten minutes left to play, McKenzie, helping out in defence, conceded a penalty, which was converted to salvage a somewhat fortuitous point for the visitors.

Our midweek match was against Chipstead, in the League Cup, but the rain started the previous evening, and it was still raining steadily ten hours later, and a postponement was inevitable.

It’s said that a 3G pitch would eliminate postponements, but whilst this may be true, how many people would turn out on a night when sleet and rain fell continuously? Not many.

We are back in the road this Saturday, with a visit to in-form Haringey Borough, and another 3G surface, though this is one of the better artificial pitches.

We are then at home to Potters Bar on Tuesday next, as our quest of three points continues.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

The Crow Lane club needed a last-gasp try to salvage a point on the road, but they felt they deserved more

16:00

Though a centre-back by trade, defender played at left-back for Daggers in draw against Halifax Town

15:00

Turnovers proved costly for Leopards as Solent Kestrels reached the National Cup final with an 81-70 victory at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday.

14:00

Everyone Active Raiders head coach Sean Easton paid tribute to some of his key players following another four-point weekend in National League Division One.

13:00

Havering ’90 Jogger members turned into Santa Claus for a festive run in aid of St Francis Hospice Santathon on Sunday.

Bostik Premier Division: AFC Hornchurch 0 Potters Bar Town 1

Yesterday, 17:00

Everyone Active Raiders forward JJ Pitchley praised his team-mates following their second successive four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Yesterday, 16:00

Essex club had won four in a row prior to Saturday’s game, compared to Shaymen’s solitary league victory in 14 matches

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now