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Burgess Hill Town
D Oli (1'), R Winn (62'), J Christou (67'), C Stimson (85')
Full time
J Richmond (36'), T Garrod (45')
Sat 25 Nov 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 88

Thurrock 4 - 2 Burgess Hill Town

A comfortable win for Thurrock

A dream start for Thurrock before Burgess Hill Town get their noses in front but as the second half progressed Thurrock dominated all the battles for a comfortable win.

There was barely twenty seconds on the clock as Dennis Oli took the ball down the left wing, cut inside across the edge of the area before shooting inside the far upright.

The lead was very nearly short lived when a mishit punch from Jake Jessup is lobbed back in and cleared off the line by Christian Baffour-Akoto. And as Burgess Hill Town press forwards again and again Lewwis Spence and Remi Sutton provide the last line of defence to clear from a corner and minutes after Jordan Clark blocks a crisp cross from the wing.

25/11/17 - Thurrock 4-2 Burgess Hill Town
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A couple of chances for Thurrock to extend their lead. Sutton wins the ball and plays it into the area where a defender just beats Spence to the ball. Oli nicks the ball and crosses to the far post but beyond Reece Morgan, Morgan keeps the ball in play and pings it low and hard to deflect off a defender onto the base of the post and out for a corner. A patient build up before Sutton crosses into the six yard box, Morgan gets his body to the ball but Max Huxter is able to snatch.

Burgess Hill equalised with ten minutes of the half remaining. An amazing point blank save from Jessup concedes a corner which gets turned home by James Richmond. And on the stroke of half time Jordan Clark limps off to be replaced by Jeremiah Kamanzi and Burgess Hill take advantage as a throw ends up at the edge of the area where Tony Garrod finds a clever lob to take the lead.

Half Time: Thurrock 1 -2 Burgess Hill Town

The returning Michael Pindy comes on for James Goode at half time and Lewwis Spence and Reece Morgan drop into the back four.

There is a near repeat of the first half as inside the first minute Charlie Stimson flicks on Joe Christou’s corner for Ronnie Winn but his cushioned header comes to rest on top of the goal. Spence drives out of defence into the opposition half and finds Pindy who wins a corner. Sutton comes close to the equaliser receiving the ball back from Stimson, getting to the bye-line and curling shot beyond the far post.

The pressure finally tells and Thurrock draw level. Oli feeds out to Morgan who in turn finds Stimson. Stimson flicks the ball round the corner to Pindy who drills the ball goalwards, the ball breaks loose and Ronnie Winn powers home. Thurrock don’t ease up, Huxter punches the ball off Stimson’shead but only as far as Sutton who puts it back in the mix. There’s a bit of a scramble before Joe Christou forces the ball home.

Burgess Hill continued to probe to try and get back in the game but Thurrock easily deal with each attempt and their final goal is a textbook counter attack as Ronnie Winn receives the ball just in front of his own area and sprints the length of the field trailing Burgess Hill players. Charlie Stimson and Timothy Ogunrinde have stayed with Winn giving him options to both left and right, Winn chooses Stimson who buries the ball deep in the net to put the result out of doubt.

Team: Jake Jessup, Reece Morgan, Remi Sutton, Christian Baffour-Akoto, James Goode (Michael Pindy 45), Jordan Clark (Jeremiah Kamanzi 44), Joe Christou, Lewwis Spence, Charlie Stimson, Ronnie Winn, Dennis Oli (Timothy Ogunrinde 81)
Unused: Reion McFarlane, Hamilton Bunga
Attendance: 88

Next Match: Sat 2 Dec | Hendon vs Thurrock

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Key moments

Goal Dennis Oli scores for Thurrock
Goal James Richmond scores for Burgess Hill Town
Goal Tony Garrod scores for Burgess Hill Town
Goal Ronnie Winn scores for Thurrock
Goal Joe Christou scores for Thurrock
Goal Charlie Stimson scores for Thurrock

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85:00 Assist
Ronnie Winn makes an assist for Thurrock
85:00 Goal 4 - 2
Charlie Stimson scores for Thurrock
82:00 Sub On
Timothy Ogunrinde is substituted on for Thurrock
82:00 Sub Off
Dennis Oli is substituted off for Thurrock
77:00 Sub On
Lounisse Merzouk is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
77:00 Sub Off
Pat Harding is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
68:00 Sub On
Brannon O'Neill is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
68:00 Sub Off
Ibrahim Diallo is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
67:00 Goal 3 - 2
Joe Christou scores for Thurrock
67:00 Assist
Remi Sutton makes an assist for Thurrock
62:00 Goal 2 - 2
Ronnie Winn scores for Thurrock
62:00 Assist
Michael Pindy makes an assist for Thurrock
59:00 Sub Off
Lucas Rodriguez is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
59:00 Sub On
Aaron Smith-Joseph is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
45:01 Sub On
Michael Pindy is substituted on for Thurrock
45:01 Sub Off
James Goode is substituted off for Thurrock
End of period 1
44:59 Goal 1 - 2
Tony Garrod scores for Burgess Hill Town
44:00 Sub On
Jeremiah Kamanzi is substituted on for Thurrock
44:00 Sub Off
Jordan Clark is substituted off for Thurrock
36:00 Goal 1 - 1
James Richmond scores for Burgess Hill Town
1:00 Goal 1 - 0
Dennis Oli scores for Thurrock
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Thurrock
  • Burgess Hill Town
  • 0
  • Dennis Oli Goal 1:00'
  • James Richmond Goal 36:00'
  • Jordan Clark Sub Off 44:00'
  • Jeremiah Kamanzi Sub On 44:00'
  • Tony Garrod Goal 44:59'
  • Michael Pindy Sub On 45:01'
  • James Goode Sub Off 45:01'
  • Aaron Smith-Joseph Sub On 59:00'
  • Lucas Rodriguez Sub Off 59:00'
  • Ronnie Winn Goal 62:00'
  • Michael Pindy Assist 62:00'
  • Joe Christou Goal 67:00'
  • Remi Sutton Assist 67:00'
  • Ibrahim Diallo Sub Off 68:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Sub On 68:00'
  • Lounisse Merzouk Sub On 77:00'
  • Pat Harding Sub Off 77:00'
  • Timothy Ogunrinde Sub On 82:00'
  • Dennis Oli Sub Off 82:00'
  • Charlie Stimson Goal 85:00'
  • Ronnie Winn Assist 85:00'

Team selection

Jessup, Jake Jessup, Jake
Goode, James Goode, James
Sutton, Remi Sutton, Remi
Winn, Ronnie Winn, Ronnie
Clark, Jordan Clark, Jordan
Baffour-Akoto, Christian Baffour-Akoto, Christian
Morgan, Reece Morgan, Reece
Christou, Joe Christou, Joe
Oli, Dennis Oli, Dennis
Spence, Lewwis Spence, Lewwis
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
Burgess Hill Town
  • 1. Max Huxter
  • 2. Ibrahim Diallo
  • 3. Sam Fisk
  • 4. Javier Favarel
  • 5. Gary Elphick
  • 6. James Richmond
  • 7. Pat Harding
  • 8. Joey Taylor
  • 9. Tony Garrod
  • 10. Lee Harding
  • 11. Lucas Rodriguez
  • 12. Brannon O'Neill
  • 13. .
  • 14. Aaron Smith-Joseph
  • 15. Brandon Diau
  • 16. Lounisse Merzouk
  • 17. Charlie Bennett

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Tonbridge Angels 37 53
12. Merstham 38 51
13. Thurrock 38 49
14. Dorking Wanderers 34 43
15. Enfield Town 37 43
16. Brightlingsea Regent 36 42
17. Worthing 38 42

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