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AFC Hornchurch
Brightlingsea Regent
A Bentley (64')
Full time
A Condon (55', 71')
Sat 22 Dec 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 215

Two Goal Hero Condon Sees Off Urchins!


Brightlingsea Regent made the trip down the A12 to face Essex neighbours and fellow strugglers AFC Hornchurch

The R’s were in good form going into the game with one defeat in their last four and away form that has the saw Regent pick up 15 points!

The game took a while to get going with the first quarter of the match we saw limited chances, the most notable of the earlier action saw the Urchins George Purcell shoot from distance straight at James Bradbrook and Morisi Gelashvili struck wide just inside the box with a half volley for the visitors.

The hosts best chance of the of the half was from Nana Boakye-Yiadom as he went by Jake Turner and struck with power forcing James Bradbrook to make a fine save.

After half an hour, the Bar came to Hornchurch’s rescue! A great cross on the right-hand side was met by the rising head of Billy Hunt who struck the underneath of the bar with Callum Chafer beaten in the Urchins net. The Referee and his Assistant shook their head as the R’s players asked the question as to whether the ball had bounced over the line!

Regent made a change at half-time as Harry Morgan was introduced to replaced Lewis Hargreaves as Manager Rothery looked to change his shape.

After 55 minutes the R’s struck first, Aaron Condon got the ball down the right with a great pass from Morgan, he travelled down the flank committing his defender, then moved the ball onto his left foot and struck with venom into the top corner! 0-1

The Regent lead lasted just 9 minutes as the hosts skipper Alex Bentley found the leveller, a corner was flicked on to the back post where Bentley had taken position. He volleyed at goal where Bradbrook made a good save but the rebound fell back to Bentley who struck home on his second attempt. 1-1

Two minutes later Regent looked to regain the advantage when Billy Hunt forced Callum Chafer into action. Hunt went by his man in the middle of the pitch advancing to the edge of the box, striking well by Chafer managed to tip over.

On 71 minutes, Condon doubled his goal tally for the R’s to regain the lead in spectacular style. Morisi Gelashvili struck at goal forcing Chafer to push wide, Harvey Hodd kept it alive and Hunt centred with Aaron Condon positioned to score with an acrobatic overhead kick! Another peach from the R’s wide man. 1-2

Jake Turner had a chance to make it three with a rifled strike at goal but Chafer was equal to it late on.

The R’s defended in numbers and soaked up any late Hornchurch pressure to see out a wonderful victory that moves the R’s up to 17th in the league table.

Rothery’s side now with 4 wins from 5 in December as it looks to be a Merrier Christmas for the Regent gaffer.

The R’s have one last match in 2018 as they host Bishops Stortford on the 29th December.

From Everyone at Brightlingsea Regent, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Aaron Condon

Player of the Match

Aaron Condon

Key moments

Goal Aaron Condon scores for Brightlingsea Regent
Goal Alex Bentley scores for AFC Hornchurch
Goal Aaron Condon scores for Brightlingsea Regent


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89:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Stimson is yellow carded for AFC Hornchurch
78:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Barnett is yellow carded for Brightlingsea Regent
73:00 Yellow Card
Josh Gould is yellow carded for Brightlingsea Regent
71:00 Goal 1 - 2
Aaron Condon scores for Brightlingsea Regent
64:00 Goal 1 - 1
Alex Bentley scores for AFC Hornchurch
55:00 Goal 0 - 1
Aaron Condon scores for Brightlingsea Regent
45:00 Sub Off
Lewis Hargreaves is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
45:00 Sub On
Harry Morgan is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
End of period
Player of the Match
Aaron Condon is awarded player of the match for Brightlingsea Regent
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • AFC Hornchurch
  • Brightlingsea Regent
  • 0
  • Lewis Hargreaves Sub Off 45:00'
  • Harry Morgan Sub On 45:00'
  • Aaron Condon Goal 55:00'
  • Alex Bentley Goal 64:00'
  • Aaron Condon Goal 71:00'
  • Josh Gould Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Jordan Barnett Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Charlie Stimson Yellow Card 89:00'

Team selection

Bradbrook, James Bradbrook, James
Barnett, Jordan Barnett, Jordan
Cripps, Matthew Cripps, Matthew
Hargreaves, Lewis Hargreaves, Lewis
Gould, Josh Gould, Josh
Gould, Jake Gould, Jake
Hodd, Harvey Hodd, Harvey
Turner, Jake Turner, Jake
Condon, Aaron Condon, Aaron
Hunt, Billy Hunt, Billy
Gelashvili, Morisi Gelashvili, Morisi
Brightlingsea Regent
AFC Hornchurch
  • 1. Callum Chafer
  • 2. Alex Bentley
  • 3. Jay Porter
  • 4. Kenzer Lee
  • 5. George Winn
  • 6. Lee Prescott
  • 7. George Saunders
  • 8. Taylor Miles
  • 9. Nana Boakye-Yiadom
  • 10. George Purcell
  • 11. Ronnie Winn
  • 12. Lewwis Spence
  • 13. Jamie Hursit
  • 14. Connor Hogan
  • 15. Jordan Clark
  • 16. Charlie Stimson

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Lewes 42 60
12. Margate 42 59
13. Brightlingsea Regent 42 59
14. Bognor Regis Town 42 56
15. AFC Hornchurch 42 50
16. Potters Bar Town 42 49
17. Corinthian-Casuals 42 47

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