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D Oli (45'), C Ujah (58')
Wed 6 Dec 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 219

Leatherhead 0 - 2 Thurrock

Thurrock gain their first away points of the season

Thurrock arrived at Fetcham Grove still seeking their first away points for this season and with a goal in each half they achieved their aim.

The first half hour is quite cagey with Leatherhead having most of the possession and Thurrock soak up the pressure restricting Leatherhead to a couple of half chances with no real chances of their own but as the clock counts down to half time Thurrock start to take over.

The first glimpse comes as Michael Pindy flicks the ball round the corner to the overlapping Reece Morgan, he passes to Charlie Stimson, receives the ball back and drives a fierce cross across the face of goal but beyond everyone. Remi Sutton carries the ball out of defence until he is finally stopped at the edge of Leatherhead’s box leading to a counter resulting in a blast across Thurrock’s box that is put out for a corner.
Stimson is released down the middle of the pitch and gets into the area and sees his shot blocked for a corner. The corner is long to the far post for Jordan Clark to head back in before it is cleared.

With less than a minute remaining Remi Sutton is again high up the pitch and too strong for his marker easily holding him off to get to the bye line before dinking the ball into the six yard box, Dennis Oli gets across the centre half and keeper to head home.

Half Time: Leatherhead 0 Thurrock 1

Within moments of the restart Thurrock nearly extend the lead. Remi Sutton intercepts and gets the ball to Stimson who flicks on to Ronnie Winn only for the ball to catch a divot and spin into Zaki Oualah’s hands. An attempted clearance by Leatherhead is charged down by Lewwis Spence and the ball falls in front of Michael Pindy but Oualah is smartly out of his area and just gets there first leading to a surge down the right wing and a shot that cannons off the base of Jake Jessup’s near post.

Just before the hour mark Thurrock get their second. Morgan is again able to get down the wing and fire the ball hard across goal where it is nearly turned in by a Leatherhead defender who is glad to see the ball just clear the bar. Ronnie Winn puts the corner to the edge of the six yard box and Curtis Ujah making his Thurrock debut wins the header to make it two-nil.

There is still plenty to play for and Jessup is forced into a point blank save with the rebound blasted over the bar. Jessup is also soon the catalyst for the next chance as his punch from a corner finds Pindy who runs box to box jinking left and right before a defender gets a toe to the ball as he prepares to strike. Stimson pounces on a back pass and is forced wide of goal so he plays back to Joe Christou who threads the ball into space for Winn to gain another corner. Christou whips the corner to the near post for Stimson to flick goalwards only to hit a defender.

Both teams continue to compete all the way through to the final minute of added time where Jessup once more has to pull out a double save at close range to keep a clean sheet.

Team: Jake Jessup, Reece Morgan, Remi Sutton, Jordan Clark, Curtis Ujah, Joe Christou, Dennis Oli (Timothy Ogunrinde 75), Lewwis Spence, Charlie Stimson, Ronnie Winn, Michael Pindy
Unused: Christian Baffour-Akoto, Jamie Price, Mark Stimson
Attendance: 219

Next Match: Sat 9 Dec | Thurrock vs Wingate & Finchley

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Key moments

Goal Dennis Oli scores for Thurrock
Goal Curtis Ujah scores for Thurrock


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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jake Jessup keeps a clean sheet for Thurrock
85:00 Sub Off
Sam Blackman is substituted off for Leatherhead
85:00 Sub On
Daniel Gallagher is substituted on for Leatherhead
79:00 Sub Off
D'Sean Theobolds is substituted off for Leatherhead
79:00 Sub On
Reece Williams-Bowers is substituted on for Leatherhead
75:00 Sub Off
Dennis Oli is substituted off for Thurrock
75:00 Sub On
Timothy Ogunrinde is substituted on for Thurrock
67:00 Yellow Card
Joe Christou is yellow carded for Thurrock
62:00 Sub On
Nathan Wood is substituted on for Leatherhead
62:00 Sub Off
Niall McManus is substituted off for Leatherhead
58:00 Goal 0 - 2
Curtis Ujah scores for Thurrock
58:00 Assist
Ronnie Winn makes an assist for Thurrock
End of period 1
44:59 Assist
Remi Sutton makes an assist for Thurrock
44:59 Goal 0 - 1
Dennis Oli scores for Thurrock
27:00 Yellow Card
Reece Morgan is yellow carded for Thurrock
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Leatherhead
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Reece Morgan Yellow Card 27:00'
  • Dennis Oli Goal 44:59'
  • Remi Sutton Assist 44:59'
  • Curtis Ujah Goal 58:00'
  • Ronnie Winn Assist 58:00'
  • Nathan Wood Sub On 62:00'
  • Niall McManus Sub Off 62:00'
  • Joe Christou Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Timothy Ogunrinde Sub On 75:00'
  • Dennis Oli Sub Off 75:00'
  • Reece Williams-Bowers Sub On 79:00'
  • D'Sean Theobolds Sub Off 79:00'
  • Daniel Gallagher Sub On 85:00'
  • Sam Blackman Sub Off 85:00'

Team selection

Jessup, Jake Jessup, Jake
Morgan, Reece Morgan, Reece
Sutton, Remi Sutton, Remi
Oli, Dennis Oli, Dennis
Clark, Jordan Clark, Jordan
Ujah, Curtis Ujah, Curtis
Pindy, Michael Pindy, Michael
Christou, Joe Christou, Joe
Winn, Ronnie Winn, Ronnie
Spence, Lewwis Spence, Lewwis
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
  • 1. Zaki Oualah
  • 2. Sean Clohessy
  • 3. Tom Richards
  • 4. Lee Minshull
  • 5. Jerry Nnamani
  • 6. Yannis Ambraisine
  • 7. Sam Blackman
  • 8. D'Sean Theobolds
  • 9. Liam Nash
  • 10. Jack Midson
  • 11. Niall McManus
  • 12. Reece Williams-Bowers
  • 13. .
  • 14. Nathan Wood
  • 15. Shabazz Omofe
  • 16. Daniel Gallagher

League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Merstham 44 55
14. Dorking Wanderers 42 54
15. Thurrock 44 54
16. Harrow Borough 43 54
17. Worthing 44 53
18. Kingstonian 42 53
19. Needham Market 42 49

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