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Thurrock vs East Thurrock United
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- Thurrock [7.45pm] East Thurrock United
- FA Trophy replay
- Ship Lane
- Team news to follow
East Thurrock have a host of late chances, including Collins cross which bounced off the top of the bar, but Thurrock hold out.
Immense performance from Matt Turpin - who bags two late headed goals to send Thurrock through.
They'll face Brackley Town here in the next round. Mark Stimson doesn't do losing in the FA Trophy, does he?
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What a game. What a night.
Matt Turpin, phenomenal at the back today, has just headed home Leroy Griffiths corner at the back post. His second, Thurrock's fourth. Remarkable stuff.
GOOOOOOALLLLL! THURROCK 4 - 3 East Thurrock United - Matt Turpin
Wow. Just wow. Matt Turpin heads home Woodward's corner to draw Fleet level with minutes remaining.
They're on the attack again now.
GOOOOOOALL!! THURROCK 3 - 3 East Thurrock - Matt Turpin
Corner for Fleet. Five minutes to go!
BIG CHANCE FOR FLEET! Great ball in Honesty from the left, but Stimson's glancing header goes just wide of the far post.
The game's gone a bit quiet. I hope Thurrock haven't run out of steam!
Hakeem Araba off for ETU, Ross Parmenter on.
Jack Jefferies off, Frank Griffin on
All goals have been scored at one end... the end that Thurrock are kicking at this half.Will there be another in there?
No mucking about here, switch ends and the game's back underway immediately.
Half time in extra time!
Still a long way to go here.
East Thurrock don't do easy cup wins. Remember?
Great chance for Rocks to wrap it up. Araba heads the ball back across goal and on the other post, Collins is just unable to turn the ball in.
A great chance for Thurrock now, as Wanadio hares down the right. He cuts it back to Stimson who takes a touch, before shooting across goal but wide.
Super corner by Ryan Sammons is headed home at the back post by Gorbell! 3-2!
GOAL!! Thurrock 2 - 3 EAST THURROCK UNITED - Mark Gorbell 99'
Collins fires a free-kick from 30 yards into the wall, before Reiss Gilbey's cross come shot almost catched Hughes out. The Thurrock stopper shows cat-like reflexes to tip it over...
So Tilbury progress in the county cup but Grays are out of the FA Trophy at the hands of Whitehawk.
FT: Tilbury 6-0 Basildon ATT: 67— @tilburyfcscores 30 October 2012
Thurrock deal with it again.
Then for the upteenth time, Wanadio beats Stephen down the left before winning a free-kick. It comes to nothing though.
Frantic start to extra time!
Early pressure from Rocks with a corner and free kick. Thurgood heads clear.
Ball comes in from the opposite side, and Newby lashes the ball against Jones ahead. Corner...
Extra time is underway!
FULL-TIME: Grays Athletic 0-1 Whitehawk http://t.co/0Qq3XjNY— @graysathletic 30 October 2012
Two halves of 15 minutes. If there's still no winner, then it's penalties!
Last week it was ETU who prvoided the heroics, this week its Thurrock.
2-2, with second half goals from Griffiths and Stimson!
That huge save from Hughes is one of the last moments in the game!
It's extra time!
Seconds to play.
OH WHAT A CHANCE! Hughes saves as Newby plays the ball in and Araba volleys from 10 yards. Sensational stop.
The corner comes in, its cleared, but Newby's cross in is then headed just wide by Gorbell.
Newby into the near post, Hughes behind. Corner. Tense moments here as ETU apply pressure.
The corner is into Hughes arms.
Little break in play as Turpin receives some treatment. Turpin's been booked now though and ETU have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Great chance to cross. Thurrock without the sidelined Turpin, too, here.
GOAL: Tilbury 6-0 Basildon Scorer: Jacobs, 84— @tilburyfcscores 30 October 2012
Great chance for Fleet!!
Super counter attack by Thurrock. The ball winds up with Wanadio, who on the run, lets the ball run across him, before firing just over from 15 yards.
Still 1-0 at Rush Green! Can Grays muster a comeback?
Carlos wastes Blues' best chance so far, putting over from close range 15 mins to rescue #fatrophy campaign #grayslive— @graysathletic 30 October 2012
So a week after East Thurrock's FA Cup heroics, is this now going to go the distance like that game did?
Luke Wanadio has been immense tonight. Tom Stephen hasn't been able to cope with his pace or direct style.
The Thurrock fans have sung all night. Pleased for them that Fleet have turned this round.
They've drawn level!! Fantastic stuff from Fleet and a really good goal by Stimson.
Woodward's low shot was blocked, but the ball wound up in the box and with Stimson. He had his back to goal, but battled and tgot the ball out of his feet before then turning Gorbell inside out and firing home from six yards.
GOAL! THURROCK 2 - 2 East Thurrock United - Charlie Stimson
This game's finely balanced now. Thurrock looking good value, but Rocks always a threat on the counter attack.
Hakeem Araba is on for Sam Higgins, who looks like he might have pulled his hamstring. That change came as Thurrock celebrated their goal.
Terrific goal by Griffiths. He had the fans singing his name as he came on earlier, and he's repaid their faith!
Great stuff by Stimson to dispossess Sammons on the edge of the box. The ball spurned loose, and with Wray off his line, Griffiths chipped the ball superbly into the goal.
GOAL! THURROCK 1 - 2 East Thurrock Utd - Leroy Griffiths
Thurrock seeing a lot of the ball in the early part of this half. Need a goal soon though, if they're to stand any chance later.
More great stuff from Wanadio, super skill to beat Stephen and Hall in the middle. His cross is good too but Jones passes up the opportunity to shoot.
GOAL: Grays Athletic 0-1 WHITEHAWK - James Fraser (46) http://t.co/0Qq3XjNY— @graysathletic 30 October 2012
Good effort from Newby as ETU spring off on the counter attack. Ball is played right to him, he shoots early from 35-odd yards, with Hughes off his line. But shot is over the bar.
Callum Ibe comes off at half-time for Harry Honesty.
Ibe anonymous in first half!
We're off in second half
Teams are back out!
Tilbury 5 - 0 Basildon United
Half time scores from elsewhere:
FA Trophy replay:
Grays Athletic 0 - 0 Whitehawk
Essex County Cup:
Tilbury 4 - 0 Basildon United
So, Rocks 2-0 up - Fleet looking a little down and out but squandered a great chance to get one back moments before half-time.
Collins with both the goals. The second was a fantastic team move!
Goal Tilbury 4 basildon 0 Stanley 39 pen— @tilburyfcscores 30 October 2012
How Fleet haven't scored there, I do not know.
Ball comes in from Jones, Wanadio heads it back across goal at the far post, Stimson, from four yards sends a diving header at Wray who saves but spills. Stimson comes in again, Wray prods it out to Wanadio who, from 3 yards and to the left of the post, lashes the ball wide. Crazy!
Goal Tilbury 3 basildon 0 Llewellyn 33— @tilburyfcscores 30 October 2012
Super goal from Rocks. Excellent one touch passing on the edge of the Fleet area, with Hall, Ruel, Higgins all involved. Collins was eventually picked out, with loads of time in the box, just to the left of the goal. He took a touch and fired low beyond Hughes to make it 2-0.
GOAL! Thurrock 0 - 2 EAST THURROCK - Sam Collins
Fleet enjoying a good spell at the moment. Wanadio at the heart of all their good work.
Great stuff again from Wanadio. He's causing Stephen all manner of problems. He collects the ball, runs at Stephen, lays it across to Griffiths who returns, but neither he or Stimson can finish.
Thurrock working hard, but Wanadio's half chance shot is the closest they've come to an equaliser. East Thurrock always look dangerous going forward. Collins and Higgins peppering the goal, but not come too close to doubling their lead just yet.
Goal: Tilbury 2 basildon 0 pooley 23— @tilburyfcscores 30 October 2012
Charlie Stimson gets a ticking off for taking out Wray. As in tackling him late, not taking him to dinner!
Let off for Gilbey, who, seconds earlier had been crowded out in his own half.
Nice play by Luke Wanadio. Stimsons pass just about makes it out to him on the right, he runs at Stephen jinks inside, and leathers a low shot which Wray awkwardly punches clear.
Seconds later, Wanadio does the same thing, but this time his shot spirals high and wide.
Good response from Fleet who are imposing themselves a bit more now.
So Fleet will need to show some of the spirit they showed against Margate last week.
They're not out of it by any stretch, but this is a notable better, high-tempo performance from Rocks already.
Lewis Perkins is coming off for Thurrock. He's replaced by Leroy Griffiths. Injured.
Kamikaze defending by Turpin, who carries the ball, under-pressure across the edge of his own box, loses control of it, and Sam Collins slides the ball into the bottom right corner from 18-yards.
GOAL! Thurrock 0 - 1 EAST THURROCK UNITED - Sam Collins
Higgins cuts in from the left, and has a low shot deflected over.
Corner for Rocks is short by Gilbey and cleared in the end!
Both are ok, and the game resumes at this early frantic pace!
Goals are coming...
Aerial clash between Turpin and Ruel has left Ruel floored and both needing treatment.
Thurrock getting on the ball a little more now. Stimson, who was excellent on Saturday is working hard up top. He might fancy his chances against Rocks fourth choice centre half (Gorbell).
Good tempo to the game early on. Rocks looking sharper than they did on Saturday.
Ruel has just volleyed a half cleared free kick over the bar, it almost caught Hughes out though!
Bright start from Rocks, whose players have talked of getting one over Fleet all day on Twitter.
Kris Newby fires a cross-come-shot at goal, but Higgins is offside as he makes on to it. The ball goes wide anyway.
So £4,000 and a home tie with Blue Sq North side Brackley awaits!
We're underway at Ship Lane!
GRAYS ATHLETIC: Kamurasi Pope Kirby East Flynn Marshall Lalite Beaney Hall Carlos West— @graysathletic 30 October 2012
We're all set and ready to go then.
Teams are in for final prep! We're just awaiting their arrival now.
Very excited about this!
Just to talk you through those then:
Jack Jefferies comes in at centre back for Fleet, with Griffin making way, Lewis Perkins and Callum Ibe come in for Harry Honesty and Mark Odah.
For Rocks, Mark Gorbell stands in for the injured Spencer Harrison, who came off with a tennis ball-sized lump on his forehead on Saturday. Matt Hall is in at centre-mid in place of Ross Parmenter and Ruel is in ahead of Araba up top!
Here are the teams tonight then:
Hughes; Jones, Walster, Jefferies, Turpin; Thurgood (c), Woodward, Wanadio, Perkins; Ibe, Stimson
Subs: Honesty, Viner, Griffin, Onyenmah, Griffiths
East Thurrock United:
Wray; Sammons, Stephen, Peddie, Gorbell; Hall, Gilbey, Newby, Collins; Ruel, Higgins
Subs: Araba, Keith, Frost, Parmenter, Riley.
So when the two sides met on Saturday at Rookery Hill, East Thurrock toook the lead through Sam Higgins in the 30th minute, but Charlie Stimson, our man-of-the-match, headed Thurrock level mid-way through the second half to take it to this.
We have a belter of a game in prospect here!
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