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East Thurrock United vs Thurrock FC
This live event has finished
- Full time: East Thurrock United 1 - 1 Thurrock
- FA Trophy
- Live from Rookery Hill
Full time scores from elsewhere:
Whitehawk 1 - 1 Grays Athletic
Ryman Division One North:
Tilbury 0 - 1 Thamesmead Town
Waltham Forest 2 - 1 Aveley (awaiting confirmation)
Big melee of players in the middle at the end of the game.
Looks like Ben Walster and Kye Ruel were at the heart of it.
John Coventry dives in to break it all up.
Luke Wanadio twists and turns to open up a shooting opportunity, but it deflects into Wray's arms.
And that's it.
We'll have a replay at Ship Lane on Tuesday.
Both sides squandering possession carelessly as they seek the winning goal.
This one's got draw written all over it.
Turpin and Newby getting a talking to after a scrap on the edge of the Fleet box. Just a lecture though, no cards, thankfully for Turpin.
Not long left here, but there will be a good few minutes of stoppage time following a number of injuries.
East Thurrock looking more likely at this point. But still lacking a final ball.
Gilbey's down after being caught in the face.
Fantastic ball in by Reiss Gilbey from a free kick. Higgins got something on it to turn it goalwards, but Hughes sprung to make a great reaction save.
GOAL: Whitehawk 1-1 GRAYS ATHLETIC - Dan Fry http://t.co/ywZAhmOU— @graysathletic 27 October 2012
GOAL: WHITEHAWK 1-0 Grays Athletic - Unknown (69) http://t.co/ywZAhmOU— @graysathletic 27 October 2012
Good stuff at the other end now as Fleet zip the ball around outside the box. But as the ball's played through, Stimson can't keep it on.
Collins heads just over after Higgins crosses into the box. Better from Rocks, with some sharp passing prior to the cross.
East Thurrock, after starting the half brightly, have faded out of this a bit.
Perhaps their travails in mid-week are beginning to show.
Both sides are looking a little sloppy though.
The introduction of Sammons has allowed Newby to push up.
Ryan Sammons coming on for Hakeem Araba
Goal! Waltham Forest 2 vs 0 Aveley: Corey Whitely 63'— @AveleyFC 27 October 2012
Equaliser then! And i'm pretty sure it was Thurrock's first shot on target this half.
Stimson rises to head the ball into the top corner - Ben Walster with the cross. Was a super ball, too.
GOAL! East Thurrock United 1 - 1 THURROCK - Charlie Stimson, 68'.
Osa Obawanyi comes on for the injured Frank Griffin. Thurrock take the chance to go to three at the back.
Stoppage in play here. Spencer Harrison is going to be coming off here. He has a huge bump on his forehead after clashing with Stimson.
Mark Gorbell coming on for him.
A lot of frustration among Rocks' fans, that is!
A lot of fustration at Hakeem Araba's performance today. He's had a couple of heavy touches and won very little in the air. Just looking a little lethargic.
But neither side able to take this by the scruff of the neck at moment.
Walster has been picking at Gilbey for the last five minutes and he's booked for a late tackle after Gilbey got to a 50/50 ball before him.
Leroy Griffiths comes on for Daniel Okah for Thurrock.
Just heard Gilbey tell Newby to up the tempo has he prepares to take a throw. East Thurrock have started the half well - and the tempo has certainly quickened.
Back underway at Rookery Hill
In the FA Trophy:
Whitehawk 0 - 0 Grays Athletic
Ryman Div One North:
Tilbury 0 - 1 Thamesmead Town
Waltham Forst 1 - 0 Aveley
Rocks far from their best, but they lead at half-time through a Sam Higgins header on 30 minutes.
Thurrock finished the half well and have worked hard, but have been unable to turn any of their good play into chances.
At half time, it's 1-0!
Another good shooting opportunity for Thurgood, but again he shoots over.
Great stuff from Thurrock though. Spreading the play, and zipping the ball around.
And that's half time!
The corner wasn't great, but it landed at the feet of Thurgood, who feigned to shoot, dragged the ball back, but then shot high over the bar from on the edge of the area.
Some good late pressure by Thurrock. They have a corner now...
Good stuff from Wanadio, beating his man, getting into the box. His low cross towards Okah is just held by Wray.
It's all got a bit scrappy since the goal. Late challenges, off-the-ball scuffles. Thurrock on top at the moment, but Rocks just about dealing with the Fleet threats.
The referee is determined to keep all players on the pitch, despite the best efforts of the players to get sent off! Ruel and Jones have to be seperated for a little scuffle, as they mark eachother for a throw-in. And minutes earlier, Stimson catches Parmenter in the face.
Great chance for two, missed by Higgins. Great ball in by Newby to the back post, and somehow Higgins heads into the ground and over, with the goal at his mercy.
Sam Higgins continues his fine scoring form, heading home Tom Stephen's corner. The goal did seem to be coming and it's the hosts that take the lead!
GOAL! EAST THURROCK 1 - 0 Thurrock - Sam Higgins, 30'
Strange times at Rookery Hill. Rocks players are left incensed as a poor back pass is played to Hughes by Jones, Araba bears down on him, Hughes tries to beat Araba, with the latter then judged to have fouled the Fleet keeper, when Rocks thought the foul was the other way round.
Goal! Waltham Forest 1 vs 0 Aveley: Corey Whitely 19'— @AveleyFC 27 October 2012
The free kick, taken by Newby is saved, spilt and how Rocks didn't turn in the rebound, I will never know. Araba had a stab at it, I think Harrison did, too. Eventually, the linesman's flag went up for offside. A lucky escape for Thurrock, in several ways!
Yellow card for Matt Turpin and he's a lucky boy to still be on. Araba was away and Turpin definitley held him back. Ref obviously feels Araba had a lot to do still, hence the card being yellow not red.
Nice stuff from Fleet, moving the ball in triangles up the pitch. Okah is offside though.
They look a little more up for this than Rocks .
Newby's free kick strikes the wall, but it falls to Harrison Spencer, who with time, lashes the ball wide from 10 yards.
Free kick in a dangerous area after Araba tumbles having blasted his way towards goal...
Good effort from Araba after he took down a long ball by Sammons. Hughes collects but after pre-match rain, the surface is slippy. A few players have slipped early on. Can see a low shot deceiving one of the keepers here.
Terrific challenge by Turpin at the near post, as he puts Newby's cross behind just as Araba was ready to turn the ball home.
Poor corner from Gilbey, drops tamely into the side netting. Thurrock pressing the ball early on, giving Rocks little time to settle down on the ball.
Little of note to report so far.
Harry Honesty has just shot high and wide after Fleet stretched Rocks for the first time in the game. Wanadio cut in from the right, and laid it into Honesty who turned to face goal but was off balance as he shot from 18 yards.
Good start to the game. East Thurrock seeing lots of the ball early on, Parmenter has already played a couple of exquisite probing passes into the danger area.
Gilbey said in the week that the Thurrock fans had some songs ready for him. They're already being sun by a cluster of lively Fleet fans!
The players are emerging then. Thurrock in their changed purple strip.
We're about set.
Can Rocks bounce back from their FA Cup heartache? Can Fleet claim their biggest scalp of the season and earn Stimson his biggest win as Thurrock boss?
You can still read our preview of this game on the Thurrock Gazette website, which features an exlusive interview with former Thurrock youngster and current East Thurrock captain Reiss Gilbey.
Here's the East Thurrock line up then:
Wray; Stephen, Peddie, Harrison, Newby; Parmenter, Ruel, Gilbey, Collins; Higgins, Ruel.
Subs: Sammons, Hall, Keith, Gorbell, Riley
Thurrock subs: Obaywanyi, Viner, Onyemah, Jeffries, Griffiths.
Some team news then:
First of all the visitors, Thurrock:
Hughes; Jones, Turpin, Griffin, Walster; Woodward, Thurgood, Wanadio, Honesty; Stimson, Okah.
I'm just awaiting confirmation of the East Thurrock line-up.
Well it's very wet. It's very cold. But that doesn't look to have stopped this mouthwatering FA Trophy clash between Thurrock's two Ryman Premier League teams: East Thurrock United and Thurrock.
An exciting and wholly unpredictable 90 minutes ahead!
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