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AFC Hornchurch 2-2 Haringey Borough

Sonny Dutton’s last gasp equaliser gave the Urchins a well earned 2-2 draw against promotion chasing Haringey Borough.

Saturday 06-April-2019

HFC – Chafer, Clark, Sutton, Winn G, Lee, Christou, Saunders, Spence ©, Stimson (Marks 64), Purcell, Winn R (Dutton 89)
Subs – Glenister, Bentley, Wright

HB – Pajetet, Richards, Olufemi, Mitchell, Kirby, Rowe, Della-Verde (Barker 72) Djassi-Sambu, Akinwande (McDonald 85), Oyenuga (Staunton 73), Nouble
Subs – Aresti, Jackson

Officials – Stuart Cheek with Tom Cartwright and Gary Connell

Scorers – Clark 20 (og) (HB) – Rowe 51 (HB) – Spence 62 (H) – Dutton 90+4 (H)

Bookings – Rowe 43 (HB) – Lee 79 (H)

Attendance 277

Duration 47.00 + 51.00


A few surprises when the team sheet was issued – no Glenn Wilson, no James Goode and Alex Bentley on the bench.

Haringey, at one time top of the table, have dropped away from leaders Dorking Wanderers, but were hoping to remain in second place and secure a home game in the play-offs.

At Haringey in November Hornchurch had been overwhelmed, and this afternoon we were hoping to find out just how much we had improved since that very forgettable weekend, when we also had manager Jim McFarlane resigning after over 500 games in charge.

It was a quiet opening period, with Hornchurch having slightly more of the possession, and the first chance came on 14 minutes when a loose ball ran out to Ronnie Winn, who avoided a challenge but was tackled by Coby Rowe as he was about to shoot. The ball ran loose to Charlie Stimson, and his first time shot was deflected for a corner, which Mark Kirby headed away.

At the other end a Haringey corner was cleared to Karl Akinwande, but his shot drifted wide of the post.

When you are in a winning team, and on a winning run, things tend to go in your favour, and this was the case when Haringey took the lead on 20 minutes. Kudus Oyenuga sent the ball over from the right, and Jordan Clark was unfortunate to turn the ball past Callum Chafer and into the net. 0-1.

Hornchurch came back, and five minutes later Joe Christou was fouled, and George Saunders curled the free kick around the wall, but Valery Pajetet turned the shot around the post. George Purcell took the corner, and Rowe cleared the ball upfield.

Haringey went close when Lyle Della-Verde sent a free kick over and Mark Kirby headed wide.

With half time approaching, Haringey survived a scramble in front of goal, with Rowe blocking a shot from Spence. Two minutes later Rowe attracted the attention of the referee, earning himself a yellow card for a foul on Remi Sutton.

With a minute of normal time left, Pajetet came to Haringey’s rescue when he tipped over a hard shot from Saunders.

Half time – Hornchurch 0 Haringey Borough 1

In a lively start to the second half, an early shot from long range by Rowe was just over the bar, with Hornchurch going back upfield, where Saunders swung a corner over, the ball falling to Purcell, but he skewed his shot wide.

Hornchurch kept up the pressure with Purcell turning sharply twenty yards out, only to send his shot wide of the mark.

On 51 minutes Hornchurch conceded a free kick on the edge of the area and Coby Rowe curled the ball into the top corner of the net. 0-2.

On the hour a shot from Karl Akinwande went straight into the arms of Chafer, and a minute later, with the ball played upfield, Ronnie Winn worked himself into some space on the left and crossed into the middle, where Lewwis Spence celebrated being captain for the first time by neatly slotting the ball past Pajetet. 1-2.

Two minutes later Pajetet was again called upon, this time to save a long range shot from Christou, and on 64 minutes manager Mark Stimson brought on Sean Marks for Charlie Stimson.

Haringey made two substitutions in a minute, Charley Barker replaced Lyle Della-Verde and Joseph Staunton replaced Kudus Oyenuga.

George Saunders, back in the starting line up after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury, continued to torment the visiting defence, with a well flighted cross, with Sean Marks getting in a header that was deflected for corner, which the Haringey defence was happy to clear upfield.

Kenzer Lee became the second player to go into the referee’s notebook, on 79 minutes. On 85 minutes, Anthony McDonald replaced Karl Akinwande, and with three minutes left a Saunders free kick drifted wide of the post.

Sonny Dutton came on for Ronnie Winn with a minute left, and, with four minutes signalled for stoppages, Hornchurch piled on the pressure, with a volley from Sutton being deflected over for a corner. Over came the ball, and, with excitement at fever pitch, Sonny Dutton crashed the ball home from six yards out, setting up scenes of near hysteria on the terraces. 2-2.