The Ambers travel to Essex this weekend as they host top of the table Hornchurch at The Stadium on Saturday.
The Hosts- Hornchurch
Hornchurch are in excellent form at the moment, they are unbeaten in eight fixtures in all competitions. Their last two results were 2-0 and 2-1 away wins over Folkestone Invicta and Enfield Town. The Urchins currently sit nine points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over second place Chatham Town.
The Essex side were dealt a huge blow last month as manager Steve Morison left the club to join League Two club Sutton United. The former Stevenage and Millwall striker only joined in the summer after being sacked by Cardiff City in the championship. He helped the club earn a massive 53 points from 22 matches in the League this season. This included 16 wins, five draws and just one loss which came against Chatham Town.
Morison was replaced at the helm by former Dagenham and Redbridge manager Daryl McMahon. The Irishman will take charge of his first game at the club this weekend after Femi Akinwande and Joe Christou took charge on an Interim basis while they were looking for a replacement.
The main player to look out for for the hosts at the weekend is their top goal scorer Liam Nash. The 28-year-old has been at the club for almost four seasons now and he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He has scored 16 goals in the Isthmian Premier League this season, only behind Davide Rodari of Hastings who has been on fire, scoring 21 goals.
The Visitors- Cheshunt
Craig Edwards and the team come into this fixture on a low after derby day defeat to Potters Bar at Theobalds Lane on Tuesday night. Cheshunt were defeated 4-2 but many Ambers fans would have thought a draw was deserved. The visitors scored two screamers that helped earn them the three points. There were positives to take from the game as Nnamdi Nwachuku continued his goalscoring form. The striker scored a brace, which gave his side some hope in the Hertfordshire derby, but it wasn’t to be.
Before defeat to Potters Bar, the Ambers earned a crucial victory over Whitehawk thanks to goals from Nnamdi Nwachuku and Isiah Noel-Williams. Ambers fans will be hopeful of a performance like that in Essex this weekend.
Head-to-Head – Hornchurch vs Cheshunt
The Ambers have faced the Urchins six times in their recent history. Hornchurch have four wins, Cheshunt two wins and there has not been a draw. The most recent fixture between the two sides was the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Hornchurch were 6-0 victors at Theobalds Lane, the Ambers will be looking to put that right this weekend.
Last Five Results – Hornchurch vs Cheshunt
- Cheshunt – Hornchurch | 11 Nov 2023 | 0:6 Isthmian League, Premier Division
- Hornchurch – Cheshunt | 02 May 2022 | 1:2 Isthmian League, Premier Division Play Off Final
- Cheshunt – Hornchurch | 05 Apr 2022 | 1:2 Isthmian League, Premier Division
- Hornchurch – Cheshunt | 12 Oct 2021 | 0:1 Isthmian League, Premier Division
- Cheshunt – Hornchurch | 20 Oct 2020 | 0:3 Isthmian League, Premier Division
- Hornchurch – Cheshunt | 04 Feb 2020 | 3:0 Isthmian League, Premier Division
The players can’t wait to see you cheering on the boys in Hornchurch on Saturday as we look to get further away from the relegation zone. COYA!
Concession (65+, Student with ID): £7
Young Person (12-16): £3
Child (Under 12): Free
You can buy tickets here: https://hornchurchfc.ktckts.com/event/hch2324ilp15/hornchurch-vs-cheshunt