Search

Dereham Town 0 AFC Hornchurch 0: Magpies hold league leaders at home

PUBLISHED: 15:50 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 21 January 2018

Dereham Town held league leaders AFC Hornchurch at Aldiss Park. Picture: Archant

Dereham Town held league leaders AFC Hornchurch at Aldiss Park. Picture: Archant

Archant

Dereham gained a point from an excellent game against the league leaders on a sticky Aldiss Park pitch.

AFC Hornchurch won an early free kick 20 yards out but George Purcell fired tamely into the wall. Dereham had their first chance when Andy Howell found Rhys Logan with a great ball to the right and the winger passed inside to Ryan Crisp who cracked a fierce effort narrowly wide.

Hornchurch replied with Theo Fairweather-Johnson forcing home keeper Elliot Pride to produce a tremendous save to turn his goal bound drive over the bar.

Dereham came close twice following crosses from Logan and Floris Burgers. In the 29th minute home keeper Pride made another superb save to deny Sean Roberts from inside the box. As play switched ends Crisp just failed to make contact with Logan’s centre.

After the goalless first half Matthew Castellan headed Jamie Forshaw’s free kick wide in the 52nd minute.

From their next attack Danny Beaumont fed Forshaw, who fired into the side netting from an acute angle.

As play remained competitive Hornchurch’s Warner picked up Ebbage’s wayward clearance but shot off target from just outside the box. The visitors pressed but Andy Howell was commanding in the home defence. Logan fired into the side netting after a flowing move from the Magpies in the 75th minute as both teams continued to search for the elusive first goal.

Hornchurch won a free kick 25 yards out late on but Pride leapt to his left to turn Warner’s curler over the top to safety at full stretch.

Dereham: Pride, Castellan, Taylor, Burgers (Anema 80), Ebbage (Eastoe-Smith 67), Howell, Logan, Hinton, Crisp, Forshaw, Beaumont. Subs not used: Murphy.

AFC Hornchurch: Mott, Bentley, Porter, Lee, Cooper, Olluwatimilejin, Fairweather-Johnson, Roberts, Assombalonga (McKenzie 72), Purcell (Joseph 86), Warner. Subs not used: Hursit, Livings, Styles.

Referee: H Callum

Attendance: 146

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham sport

Yesterday, 19:57

Dressage got under way on day one of the Houghton Horse Trials on Thursday, with riders in all the eventing classes performing in front of the judges.

Wed, 13:12

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dereham Runners AC hosted its annual 10 Mile race on Sunday with a record field of 484 competitors setting out from the race HQ at Neatherd School.

Most Read

Wed, 13:12

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

Read more
Ireland

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter