Saturday, December 9, 2023

Football: East Thurrock hit for six by Hornchurch

Isthmian Premier

AFC Hornchurch 6 v 0 East Thurrock United

GOALS by former East Thurrock heroes bookended another heavy defeat for the Rocks at Hornchurch this afternoon (Saturday, 19 February), one of just two Isthmian Premier Division games to survive the weather.

For the fourth time in the league this season, with two more in cup competitions, East Thurrock conceded five goals or more and in 28 league matches this season they have conceded 74 times.

Few of those 74 will have been as painful as the opening goal this afternoon, scored from the penalty spot on 21 minutes by ex Rock Tom Wraight, or the sixth in the last minute from Rocks legendary all time record goalscorer Sam Higgins, who came off the bench to rub salt into his old club’s gaping wounds.

In between Hornchurch accrued a hat-trick from Liam Nash (44, 51 and 62 minutes) and Ola Ogunwaminde scored on 83 minutes.

The defeat leaves Rocks marrooned at the bottom of the table, nine points from safety though they do have games in hand on their nearest rivals.


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