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Billericay Town
Thurrock
J Robinson (56')
Full time
Tue 26 Dec 12:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 1,653

Billericay Town 1 - 0 Thurrock

A gritty display against the league leaders.

Thurrock travelled to Billericay Town for this Boxing Day fixture looking to upset the league leaders.
Billericay have an early chance as the ball is headed down from a corner but Ben McNamara is also down quickly to save. Thurrock counter as Joel Nouble wins the ball high up the pitch and pulls the ball back to Lewwis Spence, Spence plays square to Joe Christou who sees his shot take a deflection for a corner. Alan Julian has to punch the corner clear through a crowd of players but only as far as Christou who side-foots back in but over the bar.

Spence again starts a chance for Thurrock and feeds the ball through the defence for Ronnie Winn to run onto but the striker has the ball cleared off his feet by the covering Dean Inman. Down the other end as Nick Wheeler manages to cut inside and is unlucky to see his shot come off the far upright. Again Thurrock respond as the ball is played over the top for Charlie Stimson, Stimson doesn’t give up and manages to pull the ball back for the bye-line to Michael Pindy six yards out but Pindy mis-hits in front of the open goal and the chance has gone.

Thurrock’s midfield and defence continue to work together cohesively to keep Billericay contained and are quick to move forwards given the opportunity. Pindy and Christou play a one-two to get room for a fierce ball across the face of goal but nobody is in place to take advantage. Remi Sutton is felled just outside the area and Christou’s free kick is just wide of the post.

Thurrock’s woodwork takes another bashing as Curtis Ujah slips and Jake Robinson is able to take advantage to unleash a thunderbolt which cannons off the crossbar.

Half-Time: Billericay Town 0 – 0 Thurrock

An early chance for Billericay in the second half as well as Louie Theophanous gets onto a ball over the top, Mcnamara narrows the angle and the shot is wide.

Pindy works the right wing and gets a corner, Ronnie Winn swings the ball in to the top far corner and Julian has to scramble to tip the ball over the bar. Christou takes a near identical corner from the other side with the ball evading everyone and going out half a yard beyond the far post.

Billericay get their goal just before the hour mark. The lively Sam Deering cuts in from the left wing and McNamara saves for a corner, the corner gets flicked onto the back post and Jake Robinson is on his own to head in from close range.

Unbowed, Ronnie Winn tackles in midfield and jinks past two before shooting, the ball takes an awkward bounce in front of Julian who bundles the ball wide with Stimson waiting to pounce.

Timothy Ogunrinde comes on for Charlie Stimson and is soon in action. Spence collects the ball yet again in the middle of the pitch and gives it to Sutton in space on the left. Sutton switches play finding Ogunrinde out on the right wing, Ogunrinde flashes the ball to the near post to pick out Nouble whose header is just wide of the upright.

Despite their best efforts Thurrock can’t break down the organised Billericay defence but can be pleased with their determined performance.

Team: Ben McNamara, Reece Morgan, Remi Sutton, Perry Dunn (Claudio Ribeirio-Goncalves 80), Curtis Ujah, Joe Christou, Michael Pindy (Joel Brown-Bampoe 82) , Lewwis Spence, Charlie Stimson (Timothy Ogunrinde 67), Ronnie Winn, Joel Nouble
Unused: Toby Smith, Morgan Seaman
Attendance: 1653

Next Match: Sat 30 Dec | Dorking Wanderers vs Thurrock

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Key moments

56:00
Goal Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town

Highlights

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84:00 Yellow Card
Remi Sutton is yellow carded for Thurrock
81:00 Sub Off
Michael Pindy is substituted off for Thurrock
81:00 Sub On
Joel Brown-Bampoe is substituted on for Thurrock
80:00 Sub Off
Perry Dunn is substituted off for Thurrock
80:00 Sub On
Claudio Ribeirio-Goncalves is substituted on for Thurrock
73:00 Yellow Card
Alan Julian is yellow carded for Billericay Town
73:00 Sub On
Sanchez Watt is substituted on for Billericay Town
73:00 Sub Off
Ricky Modeste is substituted off for Billericay Town
67:00 Sub On
Timothy Ogunrinde is substituted on for Thurrock
67:00 Sub Off
Charlie Stimson is substituted off for Thurrock
56:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Robinson scores for Billericay Town
54:00 Sub On
Adam Cunnington is substituted on for Billericay Town
54:00 Sub Off
Louie Theophanous is substituted off for Billericay Town
50:00 Yellow Card
Lewwis Spence is yellow carded for Thurrock
45:01 Sub On
Billy Bricknell is substituted on for Billericay Town
45:01 Sub Off
Nick Wheeler is substituted off for Billericay Town
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Josh Urquhart is yellow carded for Billericay Town
32:00 Yellow Card
Curtis Ujah is yellow carded for Thurrock
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Billericay Town
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Curtis Ujah Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Josh Urquhart Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Sub On 45:01'
  • Nick Wheeler Sub Off 45:01'
  • Lewwis Spence Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Adam Cunnington Sub On 54:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Sub Off 54:00'
  • Jake Robinson Goal 56:00'
  • Timothy Ogunrinde Sub On 67:00'
  • Charlie Stimson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Alan Julian Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Sanchez Watt Sub On 73:00'
  • Ricky Modeste Sub Off 73:00'
  • Claudio Ribeirio-Goncalves Sub On 80:00'
  • Perry Dunn Sub Off 80:00'
  • Joel Brown-Bampoe Sub On 81:00'
  • Michael Pindy Sub Off 81:00'
  • Remi Sutton Yellow Card 84:00'

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League round up

Other Premier Division results

Dorking Wanderers
4
2
Margate
Folkestone Invicta
3
1
0
4
Hendon
Tooting & Mitcham United
1
3
Wingate & Finchley
0
0
Staines Town
Worthing
2
0
Burgess Hill Town

League table

# Team Pl Pts
12. Enfield Town 28 36
13. Brightlingsea Regent 28 35
14. Thurrock 29 34
15. Harrow Borough 30 34
16. Kingstonian 26 32
17. Dorking Wanderers 25 31
18. Lowestoft Town 28 31

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