Football: Thurrock impress again as they thump Burnham

Ryman Div One North

Thurrock 5 v 1 Burnham Ramblers

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THURROCK re-inforced their promotion credentials with another emphatic win against Burnham Ramblers.

Ten minutes in James Goode created a near carbon copy of Lewwis Spence’s free kick against Aveley and floated his free kick wide of Burnham’s keeper and into the side netting.

Four minutes later and a fifteen pass move culminated in Charlie Stimson receiving the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the area, Ross Wall gave a shout and Stimson cheekily back heeled the ball into Wall’s path and he didn’t hesitate to smash the ball in the net.

Mark Onyemah was next up. 27 minutes on the clock when he spun off of the Burnham right back into the area and was promptly bundled to the ground for a stonewall penalty. Onyemah picked the ball up, placed it on the spot and picked his spot to the ‘keepers left. Although Matt Belcher guessed correctly and got a hand to the ball he couldn’t keep the ball out.

As the first half wound down Burnham got a goal back with L’Heureux Menga chipping Andy Walker from 35 yards but Thurrock weren’t finished yet, Andy Walker pulled off a tremendous save under pressure, threw the ball to Abs Thomson who ran from the half way line and sent in a pin point cross for Ross Wall to volley home for his second and Thurrock’s fourth.

Thurrock came out the blocks for the second half and it was Abs Thomson again on a jinky run from the halfway line, beating two players along the way before being stopped on the penalty area. On the other wing Mark Onyemah again spun his defender and fizzed in a low hard cross that was just out of reach for the onrushing Charlie Stimson.

67th minute and Kye Jude crashed into Andy Walker and both players fell to the ground and a small altercation ensued resulting in straight red cards for both players. Ross Wall made way for reserve keeper Jordon Warren and the enforced changes seemed to favour Burnham more than Thurrock as they had their best spell although they were still restricted to shots from range which didn’t trouble Jordon.

Sam Holloway came on for James Goode and his first action was to take a free kick which he curled onto Lewis Clark’s head which he duly buried.

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