Football: Thurrock off bottom with impressive win
Date posted: 04-03-2013
Thurrock 3 Harrow Borough 0 at Ship Lane
Ryman League Premier Division
Bill Robinson reports from Ship Lane………..
The game was slow to get started and after ten minutes I don’t think anyone was sweating but it was Thurrock who opened the scoring in the 16th minute, the move started with Ritchie Jones deep in his own half he drove the ball out down the right flank where Harry Cook collected, he held off his marker and laid the back for Danny Green who fired in a first time cross that was perfect for the head of Lewwis Spence to head home from 8 yards.
Thurrock added a second in the 33rd minute after being awarded a free kick just inside their own half, Matt Turpin took the kick sending the ball high down the left flank for Harry Honesty to run onto, he turned inside and from just inside the 18 yard box Harry fired the ball into the back of the net.
Harrow started the second have with more momentum trying to get back into the game but Thurrock defence looked solid and Thurrock were soon on the attack pushing Boro back into their defensive role.
Thurrock seemed happy to hold off Boro and gave Manager Mark Stimson the opportunity to use all three subs and with Jack Paxman and new boy Jamal Dobson up front Thurrock were favourites to score again and it was Dobson who sealed the win in the 79th minute when put thro he was stronger than his marker and fired a splendid drive beating the keeper at the near post.
Harrow never threatened after that and the game ended with Thurrock looking much the stronger and good value for their win.
Thurrock: David Hughes, Ritchie Jone, Mark Onyemah, Jack Jefferies, Matt Turpin, Stuart Thurgood, Danny Green, Lewwis Spence, Harry Cook, Charlie Stimson, Harry Honesty.