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Ryman Isthmian North Division at Ship Lane

Thurrock clinch a second half goal to take all three points and continue their push for automatic promotion at ship lane.

A 75th minute header by Thurrock’s top goal scorer Dave Knight was enough to see off Cheshunt.

Before the game a pre match presentation was given to Thurrock for performance of the month for February including their 10-1 drubbing against Erith and Belvidere.

A slow start for both teams in the first half but the first chance came 11 minutes in as Luke Marshall for Cheshunt almost got on the end of a sloppy back pass from Thurrock but Andy Walker was equal to it.

Two early substitutes had to be made one by each side due to injuries for Thurrock Robert Clark was replaced by Jordan Clark and for Cheshunt Luke Marshall was replaced by Robbie Nash.

Thurrock top goal scorer Dave Knight nearly got on the end of a poor Cheshunt back pass and touch by the visiters keeper but just cleared it before Knight pounced.

The away side had the first guilt edged chance five minutes before the break as Josh Cooper was played in but Walker saved it down low to his right and out for a corner.

The second half improved with Thurrock beginning to pressure Cheshunt as a Remi Sutton free-kick was flicked on which came to Lewis Clark who miss timed his volley wide.

Thurrock increased the intensity as a long throw came to Ryan Fleming to turn his man and hit a thunderous volley from eight yards out but was somehow tipped over the bar by Wil Viner.

The home side broke the deadlock from the resulting corner after a great cross by Mark Onyemah for Dave Knight to bullet his header in from close range.

Thurrock held on and secured their three point but stay fourth by goal difference but still with two games in hand.

Lineup: Walker, R Clark (J Clark 22), Sutton, Fleming, Gillman, Clark, Stanley (Ibe 66), Spence, Knight, Stimson (Wall 84), Onyemah

Unused Subs: Martin, Reynolds



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