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Enfield Town
AFC Hornchurch
T Olomowewe (17'), L Hope (52')
Full time
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 443

Town frustrated by late Hornchurch rally

Enfield Town 2 AFC Hornchurch 2

Despite dominating for lengthy spells, and having the lion's share of the chances, Town contrived to let a two-goal lead slip with less than ten minutes to play. Having said that, the Urchins never gave up and will feel their effort towards the end of the game deserved some sort of reward.

It all looked good for the hosts as they hit the woodwork early on and dealt with a couple of Hornchurch corners comfortably. Then, after a dangerous cross had been well defended by Kenzer Lee and Sam Youngs had forced visiting keeper Callum Chafer into action from distance shortly afterwards, Town won a corner on 17 minutes. The ball was played into the crowded danger area and, with Hornchurch desperately trying to clear, centre-back Taofiq Olomowewe stabbed the ball home at the second attempt.

At the opposite end George Purcell fired a free kick way over the top , but Town were dominant. Shortly before the break, Kenzer Lee suffered an arm injury and was replaced by Jamie Hursit. Lewis Taaffe sent a free kick off target and a long distance effort from Remi Sutton flew just over.

Enfield Town 2 AFC Hornchurch 2 (18.08.18)
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Half-time: Enfield Town 1 AFC Hornchurch 0

Home fans didn't have to wait long after the restart for a second goal. After Bilal Sayoud had had an effort blocked at the near post and then fired over in a subsequent attack, from a free kick in a central position the ball was played to Sam Hatton on the right, and Liam Hope was quickest to react to his low cross to give Town some breathing space.

Hornchurch sent on Theo Fairweather-Johnson and George Saunders and later, out of nowhere, Hornchurch pulled one back. A free kick was conceded cheaply on the edge of the home box, and Brad Warner curled the ball over and around the wall past a static Joe Wright in the Town goal

Connor Hogan went close from a Fairweather-Johnson cross, before, in stoppage time, an attack down the visitors' right ended when substitute George Saunders slipped the ball across for Sean Marks to tuck the ball away and grab an unlikely point for the Urchins.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Sam Hatton, Remi Sutton, Matt Johnson, Taofiq Olomowewe, Rian McLean, Lewis Taaffe, Sam Youngs (Junior Mubiay 90), Liam Hope (Brandon Adams 73), Sam Chaney, Bilal Sayoud (Mickey Parcell 80). Unused subs: Jack Hockney, Mason Tunbridge. Booked: Chaney.

AFC Hornchurch: Callum Chafer, Alex Bentley, Jay Porter, Kenzer Lee (Jamie Hursit 38), Nathan Cooper, Tobi Coker, Brad Warner, Connor Hogan, Sean Marks, George Purcell (Theo Fairweather-Johnson 61), Nathan Livings (George Saunders 61). Unused subs: Leon McKenzie, Dave Collis. Booked: Hogan.

Attendance: 443.

Key moments

Goal Taofiq Olomowewe scores for Enfield Town
Goal Liam Hope scores for Enfield Town

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89:00 Sub Off
Sam Youngs is substituted off for Enfield Town
89:00 Sub On
Junior Mubiayi is substituted on for Enfield Town
80:00 Sub Off
Bilal Sayoud is substituted off for Enfield Town
80:00 Sub On
Mickey Parcell is substituted on for Enfield Town
73:00 Sub Off
Liam Hope is substituted off for Enfield Town
73:00 Sub On
Brandon Adams is substituted on for Enfield Town
52:00 Assist
Sam Hatton makes an assist for Enfield Town
52:00 Assist
Matt Johnson makes an assist for Enfield Town
52:00 Goal 2 - 0
Liam Hope scores for Enfield Town
46:00 Yellow Card
Sam Chaney is yellow carded for Enfield Town
End of period 1
17:00 Goal 1 - 0
Taofiq Olomowewe scores for Enfield Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • AFC Hornchurch
  • 0
  • Taofiq Olomowewe Goal 17:00'
  • Sam Chaney Yellow Card 46:00'
  • Sam Hatton Assist 52:00'
  • Matt Johnson Assist 52:00'
  • Liam Hope Goal 52:00'
  • Liam Hope Sub Off 73:00'
  • Brandon Adams Sub On 73:00'
  • Bilal Sayoud Sub Off 80:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Sub On 80:00'
  • Sam Youngs Sub Off 89:00'
  • Junior Mubiayi Sub On 89:00'

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1. Tonbridge Angels 12 25
2. Enfield Town 13 24
3. Dorking Wanderers 12 23
4. Bognor Regis Town 12 21
5. Lewes 12 21
6. Worthing 10 21
7. Potters Bar Town 13 19

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