LiveLIVE: Thurrock FC vs Dereham Town FC

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Summary

  • FT: Thurrock FC 1-3 Dereham Town FC
  • Live from Ship Lane
  • Ryman North Division
  • Kick off 15:00

5:24pm

Thanks for following today's coverage. For full reports please see this week's edition of the Thurrock Gazette.

We will be back with you very soon.

5:23pm

In the Essex Senior League

Tower Hamlets 2-2 Great Wakering Rovers

Southend Manor 0-1 Bowers & Pitsea

London APSA 1-2 Hullbridge Sports

5:22pm

Other results today

Ryman Premier Division

Lewes 0-0 Billericay Town (KO 4pm)

Harrow Borough 2-2 Grays Athletic

East Thurrock 2-0 Canvey Island

 

Ryman North

Tilbury 2-1 Romford

Aveley 0-1 Harlow Town

 

5:20pm

Thurrock's loss today has seen them drop out of the play-off places. Dereham jump up to 4th in the division.

4:52pm

Devastating result for Fleet. They should have won this game in the first half. 

4:52pm

Full time- Thurrock 1-3 Dereham Town

4:51pm

Thurrock pushing for a second but Lewis Clark cross is well overhit. 

4:49pm

That was the hosts first shot on target for almost 20 minutes. Thurrock have fallen apart in the second half.

4:48pm

Rob Clark fires a late consolation in for Thurrock. A terrific strike but very much a consolation. 

4:47pm

There is some unrest at the decision to take off Ross Wall who had been excellent before his withdrawal.

4:44pm

It's three nil and very much game over. The ball is fed through to Kyle Downs and he slides the loose ball past Walker.

4:42pm

Apologies for any overlap in updates! 

4:41pm

Dereham have made their final two changes. Tuttle is replaced by Kyle Downs and Liam Upton comes on for Bussens.

4:40pm

Spence and Jordan Clark combine to set up namesake Rob Clark but he shoots wide once again. Dereham will be happy if they can restrict the home side to shots from range.

4:40pm

Double substitution for Thurrock: Ross Wall and Jordan Clark are replaced by Kurt Smith and Callum Ibe

4:39pm

Thurrock have been dealt a body blow with that second goal. The away side weren't in this first half!

4:38pm

Hawkins fires comfortably past Walker. 2-0 to the visitors.

4:37pm

A terrific reverse pass by substitute Howell frees Willis in the box but he is barged to the floor by Spence and it's a penalty to the Magpies.

4:36pm

Dereham penalty kick!

4:36pm

Sorry for the delay I have been having technical problems!

4:26pm

Knight screams at Sam Smith after another misplaced pass. The striker is getting more and more frustrated. 

4:25pm

Rob Clark breaks forward but shoots horribly wide. If anything the Thurrock shots seem to be heading further away from goal. They need a spark from somewhere.

4:23pm

Substitution for Dereham: Nicky Howell replaces Aaron Kay

4:21pm

Hawkins shoots on the run but he hits across the ball and it is out of danger. Visitors on top. David Knight, who was excellent in the first half, hasn't had a touch in the last 15 minutes.

4:19pm

4:19pm

4:19pm

Thurrock hierarchy getting increasingly nervous alongside me in the press area.

4:17pm

Tuttle fizzes a shot wide from the edge of the box. Away side in the driving seat. Thurrock struggling to break down a much improved away defence.

4:15pm

Danny Beaumont nets his 16th of the season. Calamitous defending by Connor Martin sees Bussens nick the ball off him and roll the ball cross the six yard box for a tap in!

4:13pm

Goal for Dereham Town!

4:13pm

Knight and Wall link up very well on the edge of the box but once again there is no end result.

4:12pm

4:12pm

Thurrock have not started this half well. The visitors look more sprightly and are seeing most of the ball.

4:09pm

Hawkins barges his way into the box from full-back but Walker comes out to collect. Well claimed.

4:07pm

Knight rips the ball over the wall but the keeper holds comfortably.

4:07pm

A freekick on the edge of the box. Great position for Fleet.

4:06pm

Knight is again causing problems. This time it is Hawkins and Morphew who are tied in knots. But the hot shot can't finds his way into the box and the ball is cleared.

4:04pm

Thurrock get us underway in the second half.

4:03pm

Thurrock get us underway in the second half.

3:55pm

Other scores

Ryman Premier League

East Thurrock 2-0 Canvey Island

Lewes 0-0 Billericay (KO 4pm)

Harrow Borough 0-2 Grays Athletic

 

Ryman North

Tilbury 1-0 Romford

Aveley 0-0 Harlow

 

Essex Senior League

Tower Hamlets 2-0 Great Wakering Rovers

Southend Manor 0-1 Bowers & Pitsea

London APSA 0-1 Hullbridge Sports

 

 

3:50pm

Thurrock by far the better side but no goals to show for it. Dereham improved as the half went on.

3:48pm

The ball is cleared and the referee blows his whistle for half time. The score is 0-0.

3:47pm

Wall is making the home side tick. He is linking up play really well - he looks for the run of Knight but this time the pass is over hit. Dereham break and win a corner with halftime imminent.

3:45pm

Knight is in! Spence wins the ball brilliantly in midfield and squares to Wall. His ball over the top finds Knight but the ball won't drop for the 31 goal man and he strikes over from 15 yards.

3:43pm

Wall breaks down the left but his low delivery evades the on rushing Jordan Clark and is cleared. 

3:41pm

Knight chases a loose ball over the top and wins a corner. The ball falls to Lewis Clark but he is challenged by the keeper. The away fans are calling for a freekick but nothing is given. The loose ball almost drops to Gilman but he can't get the ball out of his feet and the danger is cleared.

3:39pm

Thurrock have been stifled in the past ten minutes. Their swift passing game is being disrupted by Dereham and they haven't created a lot.

3:36pm

3:35pm

Tuttle and Kaylink up well down the right, with the latter's cross winning a corner. The ball is towards Sturman but is well cleared.

3:34pm

Borrer is back on the pitch and straight back into the action. He links up well with Willis but his shot flies over from 20 yards. Fleet break but Jordan Clark lashes wide.

3:31pm

3:31pm

Aaron Kay swings in a nice ball from the right but the keeper claims and sportingly puts it out for Borrer to receive treatment. The midfielder was caught by Spence.

3:30pm

Aaron Kay swings in a nice ball from the right but the keeper claims and sportingly puts it out for Borrer to receive treatment. The midfielder was caught by Spence.

3:29pm

Knight reads the game very well. A mistimed header by Sturman almost sees him in but the ball is cleared.

3:27pm

Thurrock have once again dropped off the pace. They should be at least two goals up here so Stimson will be looking for his side to keep the pressure up.

3:26pm

Strong running by Bussens almost sees the visitors break through but he plays a loose ball when an easy one would have slipped Tuttle through!

3:25pm

Higgins has scored his ninth goal in 11 games since his return to Rocks!

3:23pm

3:23pm

Dereham are still unable to clear their lines when the ball is played in over the top. Any pressure on the back four is resulting in success for Fleet.

3:22pm

Dereham are still unable to clear their lines when the ball is played in over the top. Any pressure on the back four is resulting in success for Fleet.

3:21pm

Wall is in! He has the keeper to beat but he smashes it straight at Wilton who blocks brilliantly!

3:20pm

Wall is fouled by Sturman 30 yards from goal. Rob Clark and Knight over the ball but it is diverted behind for a corner. The ball is whipped in but cleared off the line!

3:19pm

Knight with a speculative shot that clips the cross bar! Great effort!

3:18pm

The game has slowed after a fast start. Dereham look much better when they pass the ball in midfield.

3:17pm

3:16pm

3:16pm

Dereham have been able to get the ball in midfield in the past few minutes and have some good technicians in that area. Adam Smith looks a good player.

3:15pm

Dereham have been able to get the ball in midfield in the past few minutes and have some good technicians in that area. Adam Smith looks a good player. 

3:13pm

Knight with a shot from 18 yards but the shot is well claimed by Wilton. 

3:12pm

Tuttle shoots from 25 yards but it is an easy one for Walker to collect. First time he has touched the ball.

3:11pm

BrilliAnt counter attack by Thurrock. Jordan Clark wins possession and sets Knight away but his shot is brilliantly cleared by Sturman. Spence shoots from the resulting corner but it is blocked once again! Really good early pressure.

3:10pm

Dereham can't clear their lines at the moment. Wall shoots now but Wilton is able to collect.

3:09pm

Sutton strides out from the back after winning possession and he plays in Knight. The striker crosses but it is beyond Wall. The rangy frontman collects the ball and delivers a deep cross to Knight - whose header bounces off the base of the post!

3:07pm

Knight is looking lively rarely on. He is played in over the top by Wall but the ball slows up on the pitch and Willis can clear the danger.

3:05pm

The deep cross is towards Gilman but he is well marshalled by Morphew.

3:05pm

Knight shoots from the edge of the box but the shot is blocked and rolls through to Wilton. Almost a calamity for the away keeper though as he misses his kick and Thurrock have a corner. 

3:03pm

Positive start from the visitors. Beaumont plays in Bussens but his cross is well cleared away.

3:02pm

Dereham get us underway.

2:58pm

Teams are out. Kick off moments away.

2:57pm

Thurrock will be in yellow and green for today's match with Dereham in their traditional black and white stripes.

2:50pm

David Knight will be banned for four games after picking up ten yellow cards this season and a red against Waltham Abbey last weekend. He will miss trips to Soham Town Rangers, Waltham Forest and Ware and the home match vs Redbridge.

2:49pm

Rob Girdlestone on the Thurrock bench has recently joined from the West Ham youth set up. He will probably get some minutes later with a number of suspensions coming into play next weekend.

2:44pm

We will keep you updates with all other Thurrock scores as well as the other teams in south Essex - all of whom are in action this afternoon.

2:43pm

There are three 'Smith's' and three 'Clark's' today. I will do my best to make it clear who is who!

2:42pm

Dereham Town XI: Andy Wilton, Olly Willis, Ryan Hawkins, Sam Borrer, Lewis Sturman, Danie Morphew, Aaron Kay, Adam Smith, Craig Bussens, Luke Tuttle, Danny Beaumont

Subs: Barret, Downs, Howell, Upton

2:39pm

Thurrock XI: Andy Walker, Lewis Clark, Connor Martin, Remi Sutton, Rob Gilman, Robert Clark, Jordan Clark, Lewwis Spence, David Knight, Sam Smith, Ross Wall

Subs: Ibe, Girdlestone, Perkins, Fleming, K Smith

2:30pm

Team news to follow from a sunny Ship Lane.

2:30pm

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2:29pm

Fleet won the reverse fixture in December, with goals from Lewwis Spence and Knight proving the difference.

2:29pm

Dereham have only five matches remaining. A win today and they can also be confident picking up points in all their upcoming matches.

The seventh placed Magpies have scored 90 goals in their 41 matches so far - a total bettered only by VCD Athletic and Witham Town and Fleet must be particularly wary of 15 goal Daniel Beaumont.

However, Dereham were delay a blow this week after forward Shaun Bammant joined Ryman Premier side Lowestoft Town.

2:29pm

This Ryman North League encounter comes at a vital time in the season, with only a handful of fixtures remaining.

Thurrock currently lie in fifth place, occupying the last play-off position. Fleet have endured a rocky couple of weeks and haven't won in the last three league matches, suffering two defeats on the spin.
However, this match aside, the home side can look on a fairly favourable run in, although they do have to travel to play-off chasing Soham Town Rangers - a game they will have to face without 31-goal David Knight.

2:27pm

Good afternoon and welcome to the Thurrock Gazette's live text update coverage of Thurrock FC vs Dereham Town.

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