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First Team - Match centre

Maldon & Tiptree
Full time
R Winn (77')
Sun 30 Apr 15:00 - The Ryman League Play Offs 16-17 Attendance 719

Maldon & Tiptree 0 Thurrock 1

by Robert Wheeler

Thurrock FC have been promoted to the Isthmian Premier league thanks to a Ronnie Winn goal against Maldon and Tiptree in the playoff final at Park Drive.

The game began on a mild Sunday afternoon with the passionate fans of Thurrock FC behind the goal singing in full voice. The chant “We are the fleet” was echoed around the ground.

Mark Onyemah had the first chance of the game as he gathered from a long ball but his shot from a tight angle was scuffed wide for a goal kick.

From a corner kick that was won by Ronnie Winn, Charlie Stimson headed the ball goalwards after Joe Christou's inswinger had hit the bar but his shot was scrambled out of the danger zone and no goal was given although many fans thought that the ball had crossed the line.

Thurrock at times were knocking the ball about well but both teams were guilty of the long ball tactic knowing the importance of the game but this did not add to the spectacle.

Remi Sutton who scored the goal against Hornchurch to get Mark Stimson’s side into the final tried a powerful effort from range however his shot went narrowly wide.

On the 35th minute Onyemah was brought down in the box but despite the appeals no penalty was given by the referee. The forward refused to give up firing a shot after a break soon after but his effort was saved by Daniel Wilks in the Maldon net.

With the half-time score at 0-0 there was still all to play for. Stimson’s players would have been pleased with their performance so far knowing that if they keep this up they will have a great chance in gaining promotion.

The Thurrock fans switched ends as the second period begun. An early effort from Matt Lock looked like it was heading to into the top corner but to the relief of the travelling support Bobby Mason managed to tip the ball past the post.

Maldon were on top at this point early on in the half with Liam Nash wasting a good opportunity for them after a dangerous ball was put in. Adam Mills also volleyed wide of the Thurrock net.

As Thurrock were getting back into the game Ronnie Winn fired them into the lead with a powerful strike. The players and supporters in green and yellow celebrated wildly knowing they had one foot in the Isthmian Premier.

Captain Richard Halle who was having an excellent game alongside Joe Bruce willed his players on as they were 10 minutes away from promotion. His side responded well by putting in brave challenges and important clearances.

Players celebrated emphatically with their supporters with the chants “we are going up!” and the famous “we are the fleet!” bellowing about the ground.

Team: Bobby Mason, Ronnie Winn, Remi Sutton, Richard Halle, Mark Onyemah (Jack Barham 74), Joe Bruce, Jordan Clark (George Winn 82), Glenn Poole (David Cowley 58) Charlie Stimson, Joe Christou, Reece Morgan
Unused: Connor Wheatley, Michael Pindy
Attendance: 719

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Key moments

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90:00 +1:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Bobby Mason keeps a clean sheet for Thurrock
90:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Ronnie Winn is awarded player of the match for Thurrock
89:00 Yellow Card
Liam Nash is yellow carded for Maldon & Tiptree
82:00 Sub Off
Jordan Clark is substituted off for Thurrock
82:00 Sub On
George Winn is substituted on for Thurrock
77:00 Assist
David Cowley makes an assist for Thurrock
77:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ronnie Winn scores for Thurrock
74:00 Sub Off
Mark Onyemah is substituted off for Thurrock
74:00 Sub On
Jack Barham is substituted on for Thurrock
63:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Stimson is yellow carded for Thurrock
58:00 Sub On
David Cowley is substituted on for Thurrock
58:00 Sub Off
Glenn Poole is substituted off for Thurrock
45:01 Sub Off
Jeremy Kamanzi is substituted off for Maldon & Tiptree
45:01 Sub On
Montel Agyemang is substituted on for Maldon & Tiptree
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As it happened

  • Maldon & Tiptree
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Jeremy Kamanzi Sub Off 45:01'
  • Montel Agyemang Sub On 45:01'
  • David Cowley Sub On 58:00'
  • Glenn Poole Sub Off 58:00'
  • Charlie Stimson Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Jack Barham Sub On 74:00'
  • Mark Onyemah Sub Off 74:00'
  • Ronnie Winn Goal 77:00'
  • David Cowley Assist 77:00'
  • George Winn Sub On 82:00'
  • Jordan Clark Sub Off 82:00'
  • Liam Nash Yellow Card 89:00'

Team selection

Mason, Bobby Mason, Bobby
Morgan, Reece Morgan, Reece
Sutton, Remi Sutton, Remi
Halle, Richard Halle, Richard
Bruce, Joe Bruce, Joe
Clark, Jordan Clark, Jordan
Christou, Joe Christou, Joe
Winn, Ronnie Winn, Ronnie
Poole, Glenn Poole, Glenn
Onyemah, Mark Onyemah, Mark
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
Maldon & Tiptree
  • 1. Daniel Wilks
  • 2. Kyle Hammond
  • 3. Curtis Haynes-Brown
  • 4. Matt Lock
  • 5. Billy Roast
  • 6. Gavin Greenfield
  • 7. Rhys Henry
  • 8. Jeremy Kamanzi
  • 9. Sam Newson
  • 10. Liam Nash
  • 11. Adam Mills
  • 12. Joe Claridge
  • 13. .
  • 14. Montel Agyemang
  • 15. James Behan
  • 16. Tarryn Allarakhia
  • 17. Tyler Brampton

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