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ARE HORNCHURCH FC THE COMEBACK KINGS IN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR ?


In the world of football, the imagination of putting on a show or staging a dramatic comeback are a dream, but also can be a reality. Hornchurch FC have emerged as the epitome of resilience and determination of staging a magical comeback from behind in many of games this season to gain crucial victories and points towards their title charge.


Throughout the season, Hornchurch FC have been behind in eight games this season, seven in league and one in the FA Cup, and have only lost one game in the league this season so far, which was against title challengers Chatham Town. As well, six of those games were also under Steve Morison, who is now at League Two strugglers Sutton United.


Lets now have a look at Hornchurch's greatest comeback's so far this season, which is leading them hopefully towards the title!

 

  1. Lewes FC 2 - 2 Hornchurch FC


In August, Hornchurch travelled to Lewes in hoping for three points to keep the unbeaten record in place. Lewes went 2-0 up within thirty-two minutes and threatened the unbeaten record and second half, the Urchins turned it around and starboy Liam Nash got one back halfway through the second half. The clock was ticking its way to fulltime and Hornchurch had one final chance and got it right! The throwing came in, Ryan Scott headed it down and Liam Nash volleyed the ball home to keep the unbeaten record and sent the Urchins fans home with a proud second half performance and a point.

 


2. Haringey Borough 1 - 2 Hornchurch FC


In September, Hornchurch travelled once again, but this time to North London, to Haringey Borough. There wasn't much to show during this game until late on! Haringey took the lead on the 74th minute and put Hornchurch unbeaten streak to the test. The Urchins weren't afraid! Two ninetieth Minute goals from corners! Ryan Scott header and acrobatic over-headed strike by Ade Yusuff, imaged above, to get another comeback complete and send Hornchurch fans home happy once more.

 

3. Aveley FC 2 - 2 Hornchurch FC


At the end of September, the FA cup was called into the schedule and the Urchins headed to local rivals, Aveley FC. The home side have great history against Hornchurch in the past and took a 2-0 lead in the first half. The Urchins shined in the second half, dominated and piled pressure on the 2-0 Aveley lead and got one back through Liam Nash, imaged above, then a stoppage time equaliser through Tommie Hoban. A replay was called back to Hornchurch, Aveley won 2-1 in extra time.

 


4. Hornchurch FC 4 - 1 Hastings United


A Tuesday night under the Bridge Avenue lights in October as Hornchurch triumph in the second half after coming back from behind against Hastings. Hastings opened the scoring and right at the end of the first half, Lennon Peake equalised! Second Half started and George Saunders thunder strike put the Urchins into the lead. Then, Liam Nash got a third and late on, Ade Yusuff sealed the game with three points.


 


5. Hornchurch FC 4 - 2 Folkestone Invicta


Another Tuesday night under the Bridge Avenue lights in October, this time cold! Folkestone put Hornchurch to the test and put the unbeaten record under threat but still the Urchins comeback from a losing position. Folkestone led eighteen minutes in the game through ex Urchin, David Smith. Urchins piled the pressure to find an equaliser and found it through Nathan Cooper, late on into the first half. In the Second Half, Hornchurch made a mistake and Folkestone capitalised it to lead, 2-1 and put Hornchurch's unbeaten record to the test. The Urchins found a way to change the game in the 77th minute as Ade Yusuff tapped the ball home past the goalkeeper to level the scoring. Did the league leaders stop there? They certainly didn’t. Two minutes later, Femi Akinwande scored to put Hornchurch 3-2 up and into the lead for the first time. With four minutes remaining , Akinwande's second goal of the evening wrapped the game up for Hornchurch who went into a 4-2 lead and kept their unbeaten record safe.

 


6. Carshalton 2 - 2 Hornchurch FC


Lewwis Spence and Colin Mcbride started their interim roles, due to Steve Morison's Departure to Sutton United. The first game for them being in charge was mid-table Carshalton away from home and it was the worst start possible - with a list of injuries and no manger, the Urchins were 2-0 down after sixty minutes. The tactics were changed and the Hornchurch away following in huge numbers once again was singing loud and proud to help the team and it certainly delivered, from being 2-0 down to an eighty-ninth minute equaliser to make it 2-2 to salvage a point.

 


7. Dulwich Hamlet 2 - 3 Hornchurch FC


At the Weekend was the latest comeback, even against the team inform in the League! Daryl McMahon's Hornchurch travelled to south London to face Dulwich Hamlet, hoping to put on a show and push towards the title and they certainly did that. The Urchins led 1-0 though Ollie Muldoon's header. Second half, Dulwich Hamlet put the Urchins to the sword and within seven minutes of the restart, they equalised through Luke Wanadio and then on the 73rd minute took the lead through Danny Mills. Were Hornchurch done there ? Absolutely not! Ten minutes from time, Sean Scannell Volleyed the ball home to equalise. Then two minute's later, Hornchurch had a corner and new signing Da Silva headed past the goalkeeper and sent the Hornchurch fans crazy and went on to win the game 3-2!


Is that a comeback that wins titles ? We will soon find out!

 

Behind their success of comebacks lies a combination of factors including experience and talent within the team and the tactical decisions from the manager. Together, they form a cohesive unit that thrives onto the challenges ahead.


Moreover, the supporters have been outstanding week in and out as they fill the stands home and away this season with their chants, passion, encouragement and belief. The supporters are also the driving point for the team to achieve their aim.



Next up for the Urchins is Haringey Borough, who are rock bottom of the league, at Home on Saturday at 3pm.


Will they have an easy ride or make another comeback to the comeback kings list!


We will soon found out.



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