Serin,Isla's middle name...

Serin,Isla's middle name...

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Our Unbeaten Run Has gone

AFC Hornchurch's unbeaten run of 18 months in the Monthly Darts Match against Dagenham & Redbridge has gone.Leading 6-1 just before the Half time curry was served,The daggers stormed back,winning 8 of the last 9 to secure the trophy back from the now suicidal Urchin players.As captain i have to take some responsibility,especially as our only player to win in the second half of the match was 10 years old.
As it was a Christmas special,we themed it with a curry (not that thats anything different from the usual),this time it was cooked by the players from Hornchurch and the boys hit the spot.
Earlier in the day,we took the nipper over to Rainham Marsh for a spot of Birdwatching,although we didn't actually do any today as it was a bit too windy when there,so we scoffed ourselves on sausage rolls,toasties,chocolate cake and isla gave the seal of approval to the Rainham Marsh Victoria Sponge Cake,which she wolfed down with a slice of cucumber,very strange eating habits has that child of mine.She saw a couple of ships going by and learnt a few more new words,one was Kestrel,which she saw hovering from inside the Visitor Centre,the other was Howard,as Rainhams Mr Howard Vaughan was filling up the feeders for the finches to come and have a nibble.We attempted to go for a little stroll around the reserve but after about 5 minutes we realised it was pointless as Isla struggled in the wind with her baby pram and just decided to have a little lay down every 2 seconds.We decided to go for a drive and ended up around Orsett,where Isla learned another couple of words,namely Buzzard and pawtwidge (partridge),the Buzzard was a beautiful Common Buzzard that was sitting in a field,it then took off to land in a tree nearby,then around the next corner there was 14 Red Legged Partridges in another field,other birds of note were a small flock of fieldfare,Redwings,goldfinches another Kestrel and a few rabbits.Not a bad total considering we didn't actually "go Birding" always good to have a drive into the country with the family.
Football news,two days until we go to Canvey for our next important game against old rivals Canvey Island,we are due a win there but it will be hard as usual,then on the 2nd we have a top of the table clash against Lowestoft who are currently 2nd,win those two and it will set us up nicely for the Second half of the season.COME ON YOU URCHINS


  1. so whot happened at Canvey then one nil up at half time , then i look and u loose 4 -1 .U know its 90 min game did they go to sleep !!!! your result at bily was just great bet U had some gingal bells that day i would have done
    Janet & dave wish your family all the best for 2012
    P.S not long got back from the Os game with Charlton get in there my son there support was shit only 2000 and there top

  2. Was cruising at 1-0 then had a silly sending off which changed the game.You will no doubt hear about it on here when i can be arsed to post lol
    Send our regards too