Search

Order your GoGoDragons! sticker book today

Click here

Hornchurch 3, Lowestoft Town 0

12:28 03 January 2012

Lowestoft Town goalkeeper Andy Reynolds was beaten from the penalty spot on 26 minutes.

Lowestoft Town goalkeeper Andy Reynolds was beaten from the penalty spot on 26 minutes.

Archant © 2011

Lowestoft Town’s excellent run in the Ryman League Premier Division came to an end yesterday when they were beaten by the side just below them in the table.

The Blues made a bright start against their fellow promotion contenders, and gave a decent account of themselves throughout the game, but they could find no way past the Hornchurch defence and slipped to their first defeat in 10 matches.

They remain second in the table, still a point ahead of yesterday’s opponents and just one behind leaders Billericay – who drew 1-1 at Bury – with two games in hand.

The Blues went close to taking the lead after just five minutes when Lubo Guentchev’s corner caused panic in Hornchurch penalty area, with Sam Gaughran and Dale Cockrill both having efforts blocked on the line.

Andy Reynolds then rescued Lowestoft with an excellent save to deny Lewis Smith as he burst clear but he was beaten from the penalty spot on 26 minutes by Mark Tuohy after Smith had been brought down in the area.

Lowestoft had a decent spell of play early in the second period but were knocked back on their heels on 63 minutes when Smith doubled Hornchurch’s advantage with a shot which took a deflection before finding the back of the net.

The hosts went on to wrap up the three points after 76 minutes when Joe Anderson surged forward and unleashed a superb drive from 30 yards that gave Reynolds no chance.

• Lowestoft Town: Reynolds, Mitchell, Smith, Fisk (Ainslie), Crane, Gaughran, Guentchev (Nolan), Cockrill, Frew, Forshaw (Francis), Henderson. Subs not used: Onuchukwu, Hodd.

• Attendance: 450.

Related articles

2 comments

  • Shame. Shape up and go again, lads. Promotion is yours if you want it enough.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  • Keep winning you Blues. One slip up against a very good tem away is nothing to sweat about. Promotion here we come !

    Report this comment

    Terry Crouch

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other sport

Wed, 06:30

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Mon, 14:30
Action from an early-season FA Cup tie between Wisbech Town, red, and Diss Town. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

The preliminary round of the FA Cup will be played this weekend – but our sides already have a good idea of who they will be facing if they get through to the next stage.

Mon, 07:00
Tour de Broads cycling event which started at Strumpshaw Hall in Norfolk, pictured are Oliver (5) and Luke Cossey (7) waiting for their dad David Cossey to make a stop at Stalham's Museum of the Braods. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

When thinking of the Broads, it is usually boats, windmills and tranquillity which come to mind.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Danny Crow missed opportunities to earn Lowestoft a deserved win at AFC Fylde.  Picture: Steve Gardiner Photography (sg-photography.format.com)

Lowestoft Town’s longest away trip of the season left them empty-handed after a last-gasp defeat in the National League North.

Most Read

Friday, March 1, 2013
Norwich's Nick Beardmore caught this 32lb pike from Chew Valley Reservoir in Bristol.

One of Norfolk’s top exponents of dead bait pike fishing has landed his 122nd specimen over the magical 20lb mark.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 13°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Lowestoft Journal e-edition today E-edition