Hullbridge 4-0 BSFC

Hullbridge Sports 4-0 Bishop’s Stortford Match Report 11/8/20


Bishop’s Stortford were unable to maintain the winning start they made to pre-season with a 4-0 defeat at Hullbridge Sports. On the back of a 10-1 thrashing over tenants Enfield on Saturday, the Blues couldn’t muster a single goal against a clinical team. Kieran Bishop scored from the spot in the first half, while Lewis Watson and a brace from Liam Nash completed a convincing victory.


Saturday’s hat-trick hero Tom Richardson made a bright start, dribbling round Tom O’Reilly, but took it a bit wide allowing Michael Agboola the chance to block the shooting opportunity. Aaron Greene was a constant danger down the left, his first cross was headed away by Agboola, and Sam Mvemba failed to find Richardson with the rebound. Kieran Bishop had the first shot for the host, his speculative effort from long range failed to test Jack Giddens, before Dexter Peter’s through ball was cleared by captain Ryan Henshaw before Nathan Scarborough could get his shot away. Callum Fitzer weaved his way through the Blues defence but his chipped effort went over the crossbar. A short corner was worked well into the box by Alex Warman, but Agboola was there again to block the cross, and the defender cleared Greene’s cross for a corner from the next Blues attack. Callum Thompson’s corner was well taken by Jack Giddens, before a lengthy stoppage as Richardson received treatment for an injury, who was then replaced by Frankie Merrifield. From the next attack, Sam Mvemba brought down Bishop in the box, and it was the number nine who dispatched it low to Gidden’s left. A deep free kick by Ben Marlow nearly forced an instant equaliser, but neither James Baker nor Henshaw could get their head to it. Darren Foxley’s right wing cross was headed back by Marlow, with Greene and Warman waiting underneath neither could apply the finishing touch. A heart in mouth followed for Giddens as his attempted clearance rebounded off Henshaw into the path of Scarborough who, with the keeper off his line, tried to chip him first time, but Giddens’ blushes were spared when he saw the ball go wide. A similar foul to the one committed by Mvemba for the Hullbridge penalty appeared to take place at the other end on Merrifield, but the referee waved away any penalty appeals. Greene tried a low strike from a free kick, and the deflection off the wall took it comfortably to O’Reilly. Two corners late in the first half for Hullbridge threatened Giddens goal, but they were both dealt with.


HT 1-0


A quick start for Hullbridge in the second half saw Fitzer fire a dipping volley towards goal, but it went just wide of the post, before a deft header by Lewis Watson beat the outstretched arm of Giddens from a long free kick to double the lead. Among one of the half-time substitutes was 18-year-old Louie Johnson, who also scored a hat trick on Saturday, he was a constant threat down the left but no-one could apply the finishing touch to any of his deliveries. Liam Nash struck powerfully from long range, but Giddens got well behind it and punched away from danger. Joe Boachie miscued a tap in chance from a Johnson cross, with Peter blocking the effort and then clearing the ball. A foul in the next attack gave Nash a shooting chance from a free kick wide on the right. He whipped it left-footed over the wall, and although it appeared to be straight at Giddens, the keeper could only punch it into the net. After that, Giddens was replaced by a trialist between the sticks, whose first action was picking the ball out of his net after Nash found the goal again with a curling effort, with the keeper not diving, thinking it was going wide. Despite the scoreline, Johnson kept probing away at the other end, his first cross was blocked but he found Boachie at the second attempt, but his shot was blocked. Fitzer struck a volley from close range but the keeper made a good save, unfortunately he went down injured and the referee called time while he was receiving treatment.


FT 4-0



Hullbridge Sports XI

13 Tom O’Reilly

2 Callum Thompson

3 Matt Rose (c)

5 Dexter Peter

7 Callum Fitzer

8 Eman Okunja

9 Kieran Bishop (Goal pen 25’)

12 Greg Frederick

14 Lewis Watson (Goal 49’)

15 Nathan Scarborough

18 Michael Agboola



1 Lewis Greene

4 Jamal Allen

6 Perry Dunn

10 Dan Walker

11 Liam Nash (Goal 72’ 74’)

16 Matt Baxter


Bishop’s Stortford XI

1 Jack Giddens

2 Trialist

3 Sam Mvemba

4 Jack Thomas

6 Ryan Henshaw (C)

8 Ben Marlow

9 Tom Richardson

10 Alex Warman

11 Aaron Greene

20 James Baker

20 Darren Foxley



5 Mark Haines

7 Callum Ibe

12 Joe Boachie

13 Trialist

14 Sam Robbins

15 Ross Debrick

16 Ben Smith

17 Frankie Merrifield

19 Louie Johnson