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Hornchurch Report
by Hardy on 19/11/2003

The Daggers beat Hornchurch in the Essex Senior Cup to earn a trip to East Thurrock United in round 4.

Hornchurch

Dagenham & Redbridge

1

3

Martin 61

Meechan 40
Matthews 47
Braithwaite 60

Essex Senior Cup 3rd Round
Bridge Avenue
Tuesday 18 November 2003
7:45pm
Daggers through
It says something about the Daggers season that a decent strength team travelled the short distance to Hornchuch's Bridge Avenue Stadium last night for an Essex Senior Cup game, a competition that has been very much a distraction in recent seasons.

The Daggers gave games to Lee Goodwin and Lee Matthews, both coming back from injury, and played Alex Meechan and Lenny Piper (right) both transfer listed. Mark Janney and Leon Braithwaite got a start for a change too with the biggest surprise being Tony Roberts in goal. Hornchurch meanwhile rested most of their first eleven with two huge games on the horizon, against Ryman leaders Canvey Island on Saturday and Tranmere in the FA Cup 2nd round a week later.

With a huge crowd for an Essex Senior Cup game of over a thousand, the Hornchurch off field resources were stretched almost to breaking point. Programmes sold out well before kick off and the last person got into the ground nearly 15 minutes into the game due to congestion at the turnstiles.

Despite the strong Daggers line up it was the Urchins could have taken the lead early on when Andy Douglas found himself with only Tony Roberts to beat. A rather dramatic dying swan act failed to impress the referee though. 

At the other end Lenny Piper had a shot from distance which smacked back off the post and moments later, Alex Meechan found himself put through with only the keeper to beat only to hesitate and be caught by a defender who tackled well.

With the Daggers well on top it was no real surprise when they finally took the lead after 40 minutes. Lenny Piper supplied the killer pass which Alex Meechan (left) took in his stride and finished with some style.

The Daggers quickly killed the game off in the second half. It was soon 2-0 when an Alan Kimble corner was not cleared properly and Lee Matthews found enough space to stab the ball home on 47 minutes.

Andrew Martin nearly reduced the deficit shortly after but Matthews got back to clear off the line before Leon Braithwaite (right) settled any remaining doubts on the hour, lobbing the Urchins keeper with style after being put away by Tim Cole.

Just a  minute later Martin pulled a goal back for Hornchurch with the best goal of the game a curling shot which found the top right hand corner of the net with Robbo well beaten.

The Daggers had chances after that to extend the lead with chances missed by Braithwaite, Cole and Matthews who all headed over when well placed to score.

The Daggers are now away to East Thurrock United in the fourth round with the tie to be played on or before the 13th December 2003. The full fourth round draw is:

Halstead Town v Romford
Harlow Town v Witham Town
Billericay Town v Wivenhoe Town
East Thurrock Utd v Dagenham & Redbridge
Chelmsford City v Braintree Town
Clacton Town v Southend Utd
Maldon Town v Aveley
Thurrock v Heybridge Swifts

Teams


HORNCHURCH


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

Collier
Macitu
Rowland
White (off 87 mins)
Neville
McGowan
Bradley (off 90 mins)
Ada
A Martin (off 88 mins)
Douglas
Allen

Substitutes

Wray
Fields (on 88 mins)
Williams (on 87 mins)
McDowell (on 90 mins)

1 Tony Roberts
19 Tarkan Mustafa
17 Lee Matthews
4 Lee Goodwin
26 Alan Kimble
7 Mark Janney
9 Danny Shipp
14 Danny Hill (off 46 mins)
12 Lenny Piper
20 Alex Meechan
15 Leon Braithwaite (off 81 mins)

Substitutes

13 Glen Knight
2 Tim Cole (on 46 mins)
3 Ashley Vickers
Ben Eaton (on 81 mins)

Referee: Mr Yeo
Attendance: 1,040

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Mark Janney

Had a field day up the right


 

 

 

 

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