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East Thurrock United vs Thurrock
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- East Thurrock United 1 - 0 Thurrock
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An intriguing Thurrock derby. I think East Thurrock deserved it overall, but it took an own goal from Turpin.
The win is Rocks second on the spin, but another defeat leaves Thurrocin the lurch once more.
Thank you for joining me this evening!
Full time results from elsewhere:
Tilbury 1 - 0 Harlow Town
Redbrige 0 - 1 Grays Athletic
Witham Town 0 - 2 Aveley
Grays have scored! Last minute goal at Redbrige, how big a goal could that be!
East Thurrock United 1 - 0 Thurrock
Just as Thurrock want the ball for themselves, they give away a silly free kick and Lawson takes the ball to the corner.
Kye Ruel booked for kicking the ball away.
Four minutes added on. Thurrock have five full-time strikers now but don't look any more like scoring.
Free kick now that gives Justham the chance to clear and ease some pressure.
Latest scores from elsewhere:
Witham 0 - 2 Aveley
Redbridge 0 - 0 Grays Athletic
Tilbury 1 - 0 Harlow Town
Stuart Thurgood is then booked for dissent
Great save from Hughes after Sam Higgins breaks clear and manages to get a shot away with the ball at an awkward height.
Then Thurgood forces a very good save out of Justham in the Rocks goal.
Harry Cook is replaced by Jamar Dobson. He scored on his debut on Saturday.
Rocks defending a minimal Thurrock threat well at the moment. It's not particlularly pretty at times, but it's very effective. Fleet have barely had a shot on goal.
Lawson booked for kicking the ball away after offside is given against him
Quality from Sam Higgins. He shows great strength and skill to hold off to Thurrock defenders before shooting just over from 25 yards.
Great volley across goal by Lewwis Spence goes just wide of the far post. Think Fleet are sensing a goal. Rocks have been up against it in the last 10 minutes. 15 to go here.
Green then feeds the ball into Paxman, who carries the ball across the box before having his shot blocked. A lot more urgency in the visitors play now.
Better from Fleet. Spence then Green opt to be a little more direct, Green's speculative shot is blocked.
Tilbury 1 Harlow 0 Wraight 74— @tilburyfcscores 05 March 2013
Thurgood shoots wide for Fleet now. A long way wide, too. That's the closest Thurrock have come...
It looks like Grffin has gone to centre half and Turpin up front.
As Ruel runs in from the right and shoots low. Just wide. The closest we've come to a goal in this second half.
Ben Smith coming off for Thurrock now. He's being replaced by Frank Griffin
Sam Higgins wins a free kick after Jeffries first, then Spence go in on the Rocks striker. Higgins lines it up this time.
He strikes it really well but it's just over from 30 yards out.
Lawson almost sets Higgins in on goal, but Hughes rushes off his line to clear.
Kye Ruel on for David Bryant. He's played well for Rocks.
Great run by Bryant but he over does it and Jeffries nicks the ball away from him. Better from the home side now who haven't seen much of the ball in the second period. They've not come under much threat though.
Good effort from Collins, but well saved and watched by Hughes.
It's a very scrappy game at the moment with ball in the air a lot. Nice skill by Bryant and Rocks have a free kick in a dangerous position. Collins over it, 30 yards from goal.
Thurrock monopolising possessions. Still no final ball, or test of Justham. East Thurrock have everyone behind the ball bar Higgins.
Good start to the second half from Thurrock. Looking positive, but they've got to go for this now with a man advantage. Still lacking a final ball and more decisively, that little bit of quality needed to get behind this Rocks defence.
Second half kicks off
Reiss Gilbey coming off, Ross Parmenter coming on.
Players are back out for the second half.
119 here tonight, making it the worst attended Thurrock league derby of the season.
Scores from elsewhere:
Tilbury 0 - 0 Harlow Town
Witham Town 0 - 1 Aveley
Redbridge 0 - 0 Grays Athletic
EAST THURROCK UNITED 1 - 0 THURROCK
Half time: Tilbury 0 - 0 Harlow Town
Better from Fleet, playing probing passes in the Rocks final third, keeping it simple. Until Green misplaces a pass out wide.
Thurrock have had the ball in decent areas but have struggled to find a final ball. Rocks on the otherhand are making decent territory count and playing some great throughballs. The latest is from Higgins, with Lawson giving chase.
Chance for Green to put a ball in the box now. Right on the right-hand byline, but played straight into Justham's arms.
Rocks back on the front foot again, despite now being down to ten men.
Charlie Stimson is being subbed now. Replaced by Jack Paxman.
Obviously can't be trusted on a yellow card.
It looks like Cook is going to come back on. He went down like he's been shot and writhed around on the floor in pain. A little bit of play acting?
Ooh things have got a little nasty.
Cook is down and clearly in a lot of distress following a challenge.
Sammons has been shown a straight red card.
Collis and Stimson are both then booked for their part in the scuffle that followed. Cook is still being treated.
Long ball into the box goes straight out. They don't like the ball in the air, exclaims Covo.
Collis then fires a fabulous shot travelling into the top right, saved expertly by Hughes.
GOAL! Witham Town 0 vs 1 Aveley: Junior Appiah 21'— @AveleyFC 05 March 2013
Rocks breaking away with a lot of pace. Thurrock struggling to handle it at the moment. They've not registered a shot on target yet.
Very good first touch on the edge of the box from Gilbey, he then laid the ball wide to Collins who beat Onyemah, firing a low cross into the box that was turned in. It might have come off Turpin last (he put his hands on his head) but Bryant has been awarded the goal by the Rocks faithful
GOAL!! EAST THURROCK 1 - 0 Thurrock - Turpin OG, 18'
Grays have already missed a penalty at Redbridge. Bunce culprable. Rumours, too, that Redbridge are playing a sine die'd player...
But the ball flies straight out of play. Good start from John Coventry's men here.
Hughes is caught out by a Rocks shot from the right. He palms the ball over, conceding Fleet's fifth corner of the game.
Break in play here as Stimson receives some treatment.
But then a great attack by Rocks leads to the ball being played out wide to Collins in space. He takes the ball into the box, but his low shot is saved by Hughes.
Rocks looking far more threatening in the opening five minutes.
Elsewhere this evening:
Ryman Division One North-
Redbridge vs Grays Athletic
Witham Town vs Aveley
Tilbury vs Harlow Town
Early corner for Rocks, but the Thurrock defence clear.
So the first league meeting of the season between these two sides is underway!
The teams are out then, a real cracker in store tonight!
Interesting to note the that Thurrock are unchanged from Saturday, bar the omission of Harry Honesty who failed a fitness test before the game.
The teams then:
East Thurrock United:
Justham; Sammons, Stephens, Peddie, Sheehan; Collis, Lawson, Gibey, Collins; Higgins, Bryant.
Subs: Ruel, Wood, Parmenter, Burgess, Menga.
Hughes; Jones, Onyemah, Turpin, Jeffries; Thurgood, Green, Spence, Smith; Stimson, Cook
Subs: Griffin, Paxman, Dobson, Clark, Viner.
East Thurrock currently sit 13th in the league, and were boosted by a very decent away win over Kingstonian on Saturday. Meanwhile, Thurrock, who have accumulated a big backlog of fixtures, lie second from bottom.
Incidentally, both sides put in season-best performances on Saturday. Thurrock were terrific in their 3-0 win over Harrow Borough.
Tonight our featured game is Thurrock vs East Thurrock United. This is the first meeting between these two sides in the league this season.
The last time they met was in the FA Trophy second qualifying round. It needed a replay and extra time to split them, with Thurrock winning eventually.
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