A third consecutive away trip for Invicta as we travel to Upminster to take on Isthmian Premier Division leader Hornchurch
From The Managers
Speaking post-match on Saturday, joint Head Coach Roland Edge said:
“They are the form side, they should be winning the league. They’re a good side, we know that, but you don’t just go up there and roll over because they’re a good side. I think it’s one of those free ones, like if you go to a higher team in the FA Cup, you go there with a smile on your face, you go there and you can do nothing but win on Tuesday night. I’ hoping our boys turn up with a different frame of mind and try to prove a point, especially for our supporters.”
Invicta don’t win at Hornchurch. In fact our records suggest we have never taken a point away from Bridge Avenue.
We last made the trip in December 2022 where an Ade Yusuff penalty gave Invicta the lead before we fell to a late 2-1 defeat. Previous trips have resulted in a 4-1 defeat in February 2022, 1-0 in October 2019 and 4-1 in October 2018.
Many people’s pre-season title favourites, having fallen in the playoff final the previous 2 seasons, Hornchurch have set about proving exactly why that is the case. Just 11 games in and the Urchins sit 5 points clear of 2nd place Chatham, with a game in hand.
The strength of the Hornchurch squad becomes apparent when you see that no player had appeared in all of their 16 matches this season, Ade Yusuff having made the most appearances with 15. Nathan Green is one of a trio of players on 14.
Ade Yusuff is also second top scorer with 8, behind Liam Nash on 14. That’s without the additional firepower of Sam Higgins and Tom Wraight and the recent addition of Femi Akinwande from Hastings United.
Having parted company with Mark Stimson in the summer, Hornchurch are now led by former Cardiff City manager Steve Morison.
The Urchins have also made a change of colours this season, reverting to their original blue & white quarters for their home strip as they mark their centenary season.
Always check rail times/strike action before you travel.
Upminster Bridge station on the District Line is just a 10 minute walk from Hornchurch Stadium. Take the Southeastern Highspeed service to Stratford International then the DLR to West Ham to change, with services running in plenty of time after the match to get you back to Folkestone.
|Concessions (65+, student with ID)||£7|
|Young Person (12-16)||£3|