Thurrock 0 v 0 Havant & Waterlooville
Blue Square Bet South
Bill Robinson reports from Ship Lane Lane….
With both clubs struggling for form and the blustery weather the game failed to be a classic encounter and ended just as it had started goaless.
It was over hour an hour before we saw any real chance created. Thurrock a move wide on the right with Paul Terry who put the ball through to Luke I’Anson some 20 plus yards from goal struck a fine shot with his left foot just inches wide.
The best move of the half came from Ben Hunt wide on the right flank, turning and twisting his marker hi put over a perfect cross but was just to high for Lee Boylan who was out jumped by centre back Chris Holland.
Thurrock started the second period with more passion and determination, Manager Lee Goodwin added an extra attacker replacing Paul Terry with Alex Osborn just after the hour and gradually Thurrock began to dominate the possession.
On 70 minutes Lee Boylan had a great chance to open the scoring, Warren Goodhind started the move on the right feeding the ball through to Alex Osborn who sent over a fine cross which Lee Boylan collected but his shot went high and over from the edge of the six yard box.
Perry Ryan was becoming a handful for the Thurrock defence twice going close his second effort on 79 minutes taking a wicked deflection which slammed against the post.
Despite being a more entertaining second half it must be the visitors who go home more pleased with the point as Thurrock continue to drop points leaving their survival chances daggling on results of those teams above them.
Thurrock: Craig Holloway, Reece Harris, Warren Goodhind, Rob Gilman, Paul Terry, James White, Stuart Thurgood, Luke I;Anson, Sam Cutler, Ben Hunt, Lee Boylan
Subs: Jamie Davis, Ben Bowditch, Alex Osborn, Anthony Furlonge, Daniel Okah.