AFC Hornchurch v Barking – 23 January 2018

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AFC Hornchurch v Barking

Hornchurch hit speed bump on road to promotion

Score: 0-1
Competition: Bostik North Division
Attendance: 206
Ticket: £10
Programme: £2.50
Refreshments: £1 (tea)
Star man: Emmanuel Olajide

I saw AFC Hornchurch play a few weeks ago. They looked every bit the potential league champions as they patiently wore down an improving Aveley side at Parkside. In the weeks since they had won away at promotion hopefuls Heybridge Swifts and Haringey Borough, edged a nine goal thriller with Waltham Abbey and drawn at Dereham Town. The Urchins had strengthened their position at the top of the table and were looking to pull away from the chasing pack. The rearranged visit of local rivals Barking seemed like the ideal opportunity to pay them a visit and see their Hornchurch Stadium home for myself.

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