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26.08.2017 at 15:00 Ram Meadow Attendance: 301
Bury Town
1 - 4
AFC Hornchurch
Referee: James Turner Bostik North Division-match

Goalscorers
Sam Mott (o.g.) (38)
Tobi Joseph (13,71)
Brad Warner (54)
Theo Fairweather-Johnson (82)
Opening squads
Luis Tibbles
Joe White
Kyran Clements
Darcy Death
Ollie Fenn
Noel Aitkens
Bradley Barber
Ollie Canfer
Luke Read
Liam Wales
Ollie Hughes
Sam Mott
Alex Bentley
Jay Porter
Kenzer Lee
Nathan Cooper
Jed Chouman
Tobi Joseph
Elliott Styles
Ross Wall
George Purcell
Brad Warner
Substitutes
David Cooper
Ryan Jolland
Joe Yaxley
Darren Mills
Cemal Ramadan
Martin Tuohy
Leon McKenzie
Theo Fairweather-Johnson
Jamie Hurst
Paul Goodacre
Substitutions
Cemal Ramadan -> Liam Wales (65)
Darren Mills -> Luke Read (76)
Ryan Jolland -> Darcy Death (83)
Hurst on for Bentley (67)
Fairweather-Johnson on for Warner (76)
Yellow cards
None. George Purcell (32)
Ross Wall (63)
Red cards
None. None
Match report | Preview
A game of two halves as AFC Hornchurch take a comfortable win in the end.

After an even first half AFC Hornchurch controlled the game from the start of the second half and took a comfortable win at the final whistle. A bright start from the Blues as Liam Wales got down the wing on 4 minutes and crossed in to Noel Aitken but the cross was just to long for the header. Darcy Death’s long throw in on 10 minutes was perfect for Luke Read to head goalward, Read’s header went the wrong side of the far post. AFC Hornchurch were solid at the back and were quick in the attack and took the lead early on. Tobi Joseph fired the visitors ahead on 13 minutes with a low strike from close range. On 17 minutes Bradley Barber put a good free kick in to the danger area for Ollie Hughes jumping for the header, the ball hit his shoulder and went wide. Hornchurch broke forward on 26 minutes and George Purcell went through on goal, a great tackle from Ollie Fenn denied the visitor a second. Purcell was through again on 29 minutes but a class save from Bury keeper Luis Tibles again denied Purcell. The half was end to end and the pressing from Bury payed off with help from Sam Mott the Hornchurch keeper. On 38 minutes Mott Jumping to catch a corner from Barber saw the unfortunate keeper dropped the ball and it hit his leg and trickled over the goal line before it could be cleared. Bury had a chance to take the lead on 42 minutes from another Barber corner, this time Fenn rose at the far post to head in to the top of the net but a one handed save from Mott tip the ball over the bar. Hornchurch hit the bar just before the break with Ross Wall’s cracking strike hitting the woodwork.

Half Time: Bury Town 1 AFC Hornchurch 1

Second half was all about a well-organized Hornchurch performance. Strong at the back, quick in midfield and deadly up front. Bury had the first real chance on 52 minutes with Ollie Hughes getting down the wing and putting a decent pass in to Luke Read but the defence read it well and cleared the ball. Hornchurch started to control the play and on 54 minutes they were back in front. Brad Warner smashing the ball past the Bury keeper after a mistimed tackle at the back from Bury left him clear. On 56 minutes Purcell launched a rocket of a shot which flew past the Bury keeper and into the net only to be ruled offside. Tobi Joseph helped himself to second on 71 minutes with a well taken goal. Bury were struggling to get in to their stride as Hornchurch stayed organized and were in no mood to give anything away. In a rare Bury attack on 73 minutes Hughes and Barber linked up well on the edge of the box but the defence had it covered and cleared the ball. Barber tried his luck from a free kick for Bury on 74 minutes but the keeper was equal to the curling strike. Another free kick this time at the other end on 81 minutes saw Purcell hit a blistering strike inches past the far post. Hornchurch went further ahead on 82 minutes. Substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson made it four after some calamitous defending from Bury from the keeper stranded and Fairweather-Johnson accepted the gifted of an open goal. A sound second half from Hornchurch made sure the visitor took the win and continue their unbeaten start to the season. Bury suffer their first league defeat of the season against arguable one of the best teams in the league and this was on show throughout the second half.

Full Time: Bury Town 1 AFC Hornchurch 4