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Billericay Town
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B Bricknell (3', 65'), J Robinson (15', 23'), A Cunnington (49')
Mon 28 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 523

Thurrock 0 - 5 Billericay Town

Billericay Town too strong for Thurrock

By Dom Baker

This Bostik Premier League tie featured two teams looking to continue their winning ways. The visitors were hoping to make this their fourth win in a row whilst the Fleet had won their last two. The crowd came in their numbers as 523 fans filled Ship Lane creating a brilliant atmosphere.

The visitors have started the season brightly with 4 wins from 5 and they started brightly today too. They pressed energetically from the front and didn’t let Thurrock play out from the back as they usually do so well. Richard Halle’s clearance was chased down by Jake Robinson whose lobbed effort went just wide of the Thurrock goal.

Billericay Town continued their efforts to get the opener and did so just 2 minutes in. It started on the right-hand side with Robert Evans who cut inside sharply and lofted a cross into the box, the first duel was deflected up high into the air for Billy Bricknell to rise the highest and nod down past Tim Brown.


Thurrock looked keen to not let their heads drop as skipper Richard Halle geed up his team mates before the restart. Just minutes later and Joel Nouble was played in by Charlie Stimson who held the ball up well, the winger fizzed a ball across the face of goal that was cut out before it could find another yellow shirt.

The opening exchanges were scrappy as both teams fiercely contested every 50/50. The referee was quick to intervene much to the annoyance of both dugouts. On the 14th minute play was brought back for a tug on Paul Konchesky and the visitors capitalised from the opportunity. The free kick was taken quickly to Jake Robinson on the right wing who took a touch before unleashing a low driven effort through the legs of George Winn and into the bottom corner, Tim Brown saw it late.


The visitors extended their lead and were making it hard for The Fleet to play their quick passing game. Thurrock’s midfield operators didn’t have the kind of time or space that they had on Friday. On the 22nd minute Billericay made it 3. Keeper Alan Julian kicked long for target man Adam Cunnington who flicked on cleverly into the path of Jake Robinson who went 1 on 1 and lobbed the onrushing Brown.


Thurrock couldn’t quite find their rhythm but looked dangerous on the counter attack, despite the score-line Reece Morgan was getting forward well. He surged forward shortly after kick-off and crossed for Glenn Poole whose driven header was met by the hands of Julian.

Billericay countered quickly with fast distribution from the goalkeeper, Sam Deering played through scorer Robinson who saw his effort saved smartly by Brown who got up brilliantly to deny Bricknell an easy tap in from the rebound – fantastic reactions.

Thurrock were not lying down and accepting defeat, their willingness to compete was always evident. Richard Halle was cautioned for questioning a decision before Joe Christou went into the book for a mistimed tackle.


The half time break saw 4 changes, 2 for each team as Lewwis Spence and Adetayo Osifuwa entered the field for The Fleet whilst Kebbie and Ellul came on for the visitors.

Billericay started the second period similarly to the first. They quickly made it 4-0 when Tim Brown’s kick was chased down by Adam Cunnington whose hard work paid off when the block rolled into the bottom corner.


Ronnie Winn and Joel Nouble looked good on the ball and willing to attack a tough Billericay defence. They combined well before Winn’s goal-bound shot was tipped wide by Julian. The home side were certainly brighter in the second period and were winning their individual battles. Unfortunately, it would be the Blues who got the next goal. A counter attack on the right wing found substitute Joseph Ellul who crossed to the back post to find Billy Bricknell who nodded home for his second of the game.


Thurrock were then forced into making their final substitute early as Lewwis Spence had to be replaced by Harry Gerard. The injury woes seem set to continue as Remi Sutton and Dennis Oli had to watch from the side lines.

As the game ticked on Thurrock were still looking to get a goal, they certainly weren’t discouraged. Joel Nouble found Harry Gerard on the left-hand side who crossed for Joe Christou, he saw his effort blocked well by the keeper.

With just 5 minutes to go Reece Morgan was still up and down the touchline (on the left this time) as he swung in a cross that was met by the busy Nouble who couldn’t find the target.

Thurrock couldn’t get the goal their attacking play warranted as the referee blew the final whistle. The home side were well beaten by a talented Billericay side who will be expecting promotion this season.

Thurrock: Tim Brown; Reece Morgan, George Winn, Richard Halle (Adetayo Osifuwa 45), Joe Bruce, Jordan Clark, Joe Christou, Glenn Poole (Lewwis Spence 45 (Harry Gerard 70)), Charlie Stimson, Ronnie Winn, Joel Nouble
Unused: Bobby Mason, Craig Hall
Attendance: 523

Next Match: Sat 2nd Sep | Thurrock vs Harlow Town [FA Cup]

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Key moments

Goal Billy Bricknell scores for Billericay Town
Goal Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town
Goal Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town
Goal Adam Cunnington scores for Billericay Town
Goal Billy Bricknell scores for Billericay Town


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70:00 Sub Off
Lewwis Spence is substituted off for Thurrock
70:00 Sub On
Harry Gerard is substituted on for Thurrock
68:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Clark is yellow carded for Thurrock
65:00 Goal 0 - 5
Billy Bricknell scores for Billericay Town
56:00 Sub Off
Rob Swaine is substituted off for Billericay Town
56:00 Sub On
Joshua Urquhart is substituted on for Billericay Town
49:00 Goal 0 - 4
Adam Cunnington scores for Billericay Town
45:00 Sub Off
Glenn Poole is substituted off for Thurrock
45:00 Sub Off
Richard Halle is substituted off for Thurrock
45:00 Sub On
Adetayo Osifuwa is substituted on for Thurrock
45:00 Sub On
Lewwis Spence is substituted on for Thurrock
45:00 Sub On
Joseph Ellul is substituted on for Billericay Town
45:00 Sub Off
Kevin Foley is substituted off for Billericay Town
45:00 Sub On
Elliott Kebbie is substituted on for Billericay Town
45:00 Sub Off
Sam Deering is substituted off for Billericay Town
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Joe Christou is yellow carded for Thurrock
36:00 Yellow Card
Richard Halle is yellow carded for Thurrock
23:00 Goal 0 - 3
Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town
15:00 Goal 0 - 2
Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town
3:00 Goal 0 - 1
Billy Bricknell scores for Billericay Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Thurrock
  • Billericay Town
  • 0
  • Billy Bricknell Goal 3:00'
  • Jake Robinson Goal 15:00'
  • Jake Robinson Goal 23:00'
  • Richard Halle Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Joe Christou Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Lewwis Spence Sub On 45:00'
  • Adetayo Osifuwa Sub On 45:00'
  • Glenn Poole Sub Off 45:00'
  • Richard Halle Sub Off 45:00'
  • Joseph Ellul Sub On 45:00'
  • Kevin Foley Sub Off 45:00'
  • Elliott Kebbie Sub On 45:00'
  • Sam Deering Sub Off 45:00'
  • Adam Cunnington Goal 49:00'
  • Joshua Urquhart Sub On 56:00'
  • Rob Swaine Sub Off 56:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Goal 65:00'
  • Jordan Clark Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Harry Gerard Sub On 70:00'
  • Lewwis Spence Sub Off 70:00'

Team selection

Brown, Tim Brown, Tim
Morgan, Reece Morgan, Reece
Winn, George Winn, George
Nouble, Joel Nouble, Joel
Halle, Richard Halle, Richard
Bruce, Joe Bruce, Joe
Christou, Joe Christou, Joe
Clark, Jordan Clark, Jordan
Winn, Ronnie Winn, Ronnie
Poole, Glenn Poole, Glenn
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
Billericay Town
  • 1. Alan Julian
  • 2. Kevin Foley
  • 3. Paul Konchesky
  • 4. Leo Chambers
  • 5. Rob Swaine
  • 6. Sam Deering
  • 7. Rob Evans
  • 8. Daniel Waldren
  • 9. Billy Bricknell
  • 10. Adam Cunnington
  • 11. Jake Robinson
  • 12. Ricky Modeste
  • 13. .
  • 14. Joshua Urquhart
  • 15. Jermaine Pennant
  • 16. Elliott Kebbie
  • 17. Joseph Ellul

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Kingstonian 32 41
14. Enfield Town 34 40
15. Thurrock 35 40
16. Brightlingsea Regent 33 38
17. Dorking Wanderers 30 37
18. Harrow Borough 33 37
19. Worthing 33 35

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