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Needham Market
Thurrock
C Harrison (37'), R Gibbs (43'), L Ingram (90' Sent Off)
Full time
J Clark (83')
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 263

Needham Market 2 - 1 Thurrock

The Marketmen take three points

By Mike Tongue

A fairly even first half with chances for both sides and then two crisply taken chances gave Needham Market a two goal lead going into the break. A change of formation for the second half gives Thurrock more of the play and they pull one back but despite best efforts can’t find the equaliser.

A bright start as a sublime touch from Glenn Poole releases Remi Sutton to drive into the box only to see his low cross cut out and cleared. Just shy of quarter of an hour gone and Charlie Stimson receives a pass from the left wing some twenty yards out, he turns and shoots clipping the outside of the post . Sutton again is provider as he swings the ball in to Lewwis Spence who blasts the ball a couple of yards wide.
Dennis Oli, Spence and Stimson link up in the area looking for an opening before being crowded out. A throw in high up the pitch for Thurrock finds Stimson who tracks across the area before laying the ball out to Sutton who hits it first time a yard wide of the far post.

Needham mount a number of attacks and Bobby Mason needs to keep his wits about him to first get a good punch to clear a tricky cross under pressure and then get down swiftly to his right to push wide a twenty five yard effort from Luke Ingram. A neat passage of one-touch passes culminates in Callum Harrison swerving the ball wide of Mason and inside the far post to open the scoring. With a couple of minutes of the half left Needham extend their lead. Thurrock clear a free kick behind for a corner which is delivered long to the far post and cleared by Richard Halle, Needham pick up the ball in midfield and find Ryan Gibbs just outside the box to unleash a shot beyond Mason’s reach.

Half Time: Needham Market 2 Thurrock 0

Thurrock start the second half with Jordan Clark pushed further up the pitch and he is soon in the area and goes down under a challenge from the keeper. James Goode tests Danny Gay from twenty yards and finds Gay equal to the task as the ball is pushed round the post for a corner. Dennis Oli punches a low hard cross square across the penalty area and Gay has to be brave to snatch the ball amongst flying feet.

A counter-attack from the Marketmen down the left wing sees another sharp shot blocked by Mason’s legs and Thurrock respond with a defence splitting ball from Spence to Sutton who shoots across the keeper but wide of the far post. Needham break again on the left but this time Joe Bruce tidies up.

With seven minutes to go Thurrock get their reward for the constant pressure, Joe Christou’s corner is cleared out to Jordan Clark and as the defence rush to close him down he finds a narrow corridor to rifle home a shot from thirty odd yards inside the right hand post. Luke Ingram receives a second yellow card as the ninety minutes tick over and Thurrock swarm over Needham for the final few minutes of added time but can’t find the telling touch for an equaliser.

Team: Bobby Mason, James Goode (Joe Christou 58), Remi Sutton, Joe Bruce, George Winn, Richard Halle, Jordan Clark, Lewwis Spence (Leon Antoine 74), Charlie Stimson, Dennis Oli, Glenn Poole (Ronnie Winn 65)
Unused: Tim Brown, Craig Hall
Attendance: 263

Next Match: Sat 19th Aug. Thurrock vs Dorking Wanderers

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Key moments

37:00
Goal Callum Harrison scores for Needham Market
43:00
Goal Ryan Gibbs scores for Needham Market
83:00
Goal Jordan Clark scores for Thurrock
90:00
Red Card Luke Ingram is sent off for Needham Market

Highlights

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90:00 Red Card 2 - 1
Luke Ingram is sent off for Needham Market
90:00 Yellow Card
Luke Ingram is yellow carded for Needham Market
86:00 Sub On
Billy Holland is substituted on for Needham Market
86:00 Sub Off
Ryan Gibbs is substituted off for Needham Market
86:00 Sub Off
Callum Harrison is substituted off for Needham Market
86:00 Sub On
Max Booth is substituted on for Needham Market
83:00 Goal 2 - 1
Jordan Clark scores for Thurrock
79:00 Yellow Card
Richard Halle is yellow carded for Thurrock
78:00 Sub On
Jack Dye is substituted on for Needham Market
78:00 Sub Off
Kieran Morphew is substituted off for Needham Market
74:00 Sub Off
Lewwis Spence is substituted off for Thurrock
74:00 Sub On
Leon Antoine is substituted on for Thurrock
65:00 Sub Off
Glenn Poole is substituted off for Thurrock
65:00 Sub On
Ronnie Winn is substituted on for Thurrock
58:00 Sub Off
James Goode is substituted off for Thurrock
58:00 Sub On
Joe Christou is substituted on for Thurrock
51:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Clark is yellow carded for Thurrock
49:00 Yellow Card
Lewwis Spence is yellow carded for Thurrock
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 2 - 0
Ryan Gibbs scores for Needham Market
40:00 Yellow Card
George Winn is yellow carded for Thurrock
37:00 Goal 1 - 0
Callum Harrison scores for Needham Market
11:00 Yellow Card
Luke Ingram is yellow carded for Needham Market
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Needham Market
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Luke Ingram Yellow Card 11:00'
  • Callum Harrison Goal 37:00'
  • George Winn Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Ryan Gibbs Goal 43:00'
  • Lewwis Spence Yellow Card 49:00'
  • Jordan Clark Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Joe Christou Sub On 58:00'
  • James Goode Sub Off 58:00'
  • Ronnie Winn Sub On 65:00'
  • Glenn Poole Sub Off 65:00'
  • Leon Antoine Sub On 74:00'
  • Lewwis Spence Sub Off 74:00'
  • Kieran Morphew Sub Off 78:00'
  • Jack Dye Sub On 78:00'
  • Richard Halle Yellow Card 79:00'
  • Jordan Clark Goal 83:00'
  • Billy Holland Sub On 86:00'
  • Max Booth Sub On 86:00'
  • Callum Harrison Sub Off 86:00'
  • Ryan Gibbs Sub Off 86:00'
  • Luke Ingram Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Luke Ingram Red Card 90:00'

Team selection

Mason, Bobby Mason, Bobby
Winn, George Winn, George
Halle, Richard Halle, Richard
Bruce, Joe Bruce, Joe
Goode, James Goode, James
Sutton, Remi Sutton, Remi
Poole, Glenn Poole, Glenn
Clark, Jordan Clark, Jordan
Spence, Lewwis Spence, Lewwis
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
Oli, Dennis Oli, Dennis
Needham Market
  • 1. Danny Gay
  • 2. Kieran Morphew
  • 3. Darryl Coakley
  • 4. Joe Whight
  • 5. Dan Morphew
  • 6. Sam Nunn
  • 7. Ryan Gibbs
  • 8. Gareth Heath
  • 9. Luke Ingram
  • 10. Callum Harrison
  • 11. Jack Simmons
  • 12. Billy Holland
  • 13. .
  • 14. Max Booth
  • 15. James Carragher
  • 16. Jack Dye

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Dorking Wanderers
4
1
Folkestone Invicta
2
1
Merstham
Hendon
3
0
Margate
0
0
Staines Town
6
0
Tooting & Mitcham United
Wingate & Finchley
1
3

League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Dorking Wanderers 3 3
16. Burgess Hill Town 3 3
17. Thurrock 3 3
18. Lowestoft Town 3 3
19. Wingate & Finchley 3 3
20. Enfield Town 3 2
21. Tooting & Mitcham United 3 2

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