AFC Hornchurch
George Purcell Brad Warner
Chelmsford City
Matt Johnson Chris Assombalonga Tom Hitchcock
Essex Senior Cup

Clarets come from behind to progress in Senior Cup

A much-rotated Chelmsford City travelled to Hornchurch in the 3rd Round of this season’s Essex Senior Cup.

Rod Stringer’s side, which featured a debut for new signing Gianni Crichlow, didn’t get off to the best of starts however and were soon behind when Brad Warner netted early on to make it 1-0. The Urchins doubled their lead before half time too, when George Purcell fired home to make it 2-0.

Things got worse for the Clarets too, when Crichlow’s debut was cut short to just 37 minutes, the winger hobbling off with a foot injury on 37 minutes, Davies coming onto the replace the youngster.

The second half started in a better vein though and City pulled one back on 47 minutes. Tom Hitchcock’s curling effort struck the underside of the bar, only to be turned in by Chris Assombalonga for his first Chelmsford goal on the rebound.

Shaun Batt was replaced by Danny Green on 69 minutes, with an equaliser following shortly after when Matt Johnson made it 2-2 on 72 minutes.

The turnaround was complete just 3 minutes before time when Hitchcock added to his two assists with a goal, following a Scott Davies through-ball to make it 3-2 and guide the Clarets into the next round.

Match Details

Match DateTue 31 October 2017

Kick Off19:45

CompetitionESC 3R

VenueHornchurch Stadium

Half Time Score2-0

Match Lineups

AFC Hornchurch

  • Sam Mott
  • Jamie Hursit
  • Jay Porter
  • Kenzer Lee
  • Nathan Cooper
  • Elliot Styles
  • Theo Fairweather-Johnson
  • Sean Roberts Subbed
  • Ross Wall Subbed
  • George Purcell Goals
  • Brad Warner Goals
  • Substitutes
  • Leon McKenzie Subbed
  • Tobi Joseph Subbed
  • Mohamed Kamara
  • Taj Hussain

Chelmsford City

  • Jake Jessup
  • Ashley Miller
  • Luke Daley
  • Mark Haines
  • Chris Smith
  • Matt Johnson Goals
  • Max Porter Subbed
  • Gianni Crichlow Subbed
  • Chris Assombalonga Goals
  • Tom Hitchcock Goals AssistsAssists
  • Shaun Batt Subbed
  • Substitutes
  • Jim Stevenson Subbed
  • Scott Davies Assists Subbed
  • Danny Green Subbed
  • Michael Spillane
  • Chris Dickson