Urchins crash out of Velocity Trophy to Coggeshall Town
PUBLISHED: 21:36 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:36 09 October 2018
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Velocity Trophy: AFC Hornchurch 0 Coggeshall Town 2
Hornchurch crashed out of the Velocity Trophy in the second round of the competition after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Bostik North side Coggeshall Town.
Goals from Tevan Allen and Aaron Condon sealed the victory for the Seed Growers and guided them into the third round of the cup competition at Bridge Avenue.
Tevan Allen broke the deadlock as he poked the ball past Callum Chafer after the keeper cleared the incoming corner from Aaron Condon to give his side a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute.
Chafer then had to pull off a big save not even a minute later to stop the visitors from doubling their lead.
In the eighth minute the Urchins got a chance of their own after a slow start as George Saunders curled an effort on target from the left side of the box after a great run from Tobi Coker who was eventually brought down.
Coggeshall’s Aaron Condon then tried his luck from range but sent his shot spiralling well wide and above the bar.
Former Urchins striker Ross Wall then got in the thick of it as he rose up and got his head to a cross but it went just wide of the post.
Both sides had a few half chances in the next 15 minutes but the next real chance came in the 27th minute when new recruit Sam Bantick picked out Wall on the edge of the box, he fired a shot, but it was blocked by left-back Jay Porter.
Chafer shortly after was forced to pull off another vital save as he had to tip Wall’s shot over the bar.
In the 32nd minute Urchins Nana Boakye-Yiadom was denied from point blank range as he ended up through on Bransgrove.
The ball bounced to Coker who fired a shot but his effort wass cleared on the line by Curtis Hayes-Brown.
Saunders then had a dig as he cut inside from the left flank and let fly but his effort curled just over the bar.
Four minutes from half-time Wall brought a Porter clearance down and drove a shot on goal.
Chafer parried it away, but Bantick stole the ball, and forced the keeper to slide in with his feet and kick it out for a corner.
Two minutes into the second-half Bantick curled a free-kick round the wall but Chafer was ready to steer it wide.
In the 49th minute however Coggeshall were awarded a penalty and Condon stepped up but Chafer denied his effort.
The midfielder followed up his spot kick and tucked home the rebound to double his side’s lead.
The hosts upped the tempo and started growing into the game.
In the 63rd minute Coker drilled a shot on goal and it was pushed into the path of McKenzie by goalkeeper Bransgrove, but the striker headed it wide.
Seven minutes later Saunders tried his luck once again, this time from 25 yards, but his shot struck the post.
Jimmy McFarlane’s side kept pushing forward and creating chances but failed to capitalise on anything they created and lacked that killer instinct in the final third.
AFC Hornchurch: Chafer, Bentley, Collis, Smith (Lee 60), Porter, Clark, Spence, Coker, Saunders, Boakye-Yiadom, McKenzie
Unused subs: Hursit, Warner, Purcell, Marks
Coggeshall Town: Bransgrove, Shaw, Brampton, Gordon (Edwards 62), Hayes-Brown (Soarf 55), Peter, Allen, Condon, Bantick, Wall (Oti 78), Cocklin
Unused subs: Hubble and Monk.
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