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Herne Bay
Canvey Island
J Embery (31'), N Reeves (54')
Full time
M Tuohy (57')
Sat 21 Jul 15:00 - Friendly Attendance 161

Herne Bay 2-1 Canvey Island

Seaside Clash Ends In Defeat

Canvey Island fell to a narrow defeat away to Bostik South East side Herne Bay at a swelteringly hot Altira Park Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts were given a golden opportunity to take the lead after only five minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Danny Leonard. Jake Embery stepped up but struck a tame spot kick straight down the middle which Conor Gough saved with ease.

On 14 minutes Martin Tuohy chipped the ball across for Jordan Cox to strike from 20 yards. Cox's shot was saved by Harry Earles but not held, but fortunately for the keeper a defender managed to clear the danger before Tuohy could tuck home the rebound.

Herne Bay v Canvey Island - Saturday 21st July 2018
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Five minutes later an under hit pass from Josh Hutchinson towards Steve Sheehan allow Jake Embery a run towards goal, but Elliott Warren did well to be alert to the danger and get back to block Embery's goalbound shot.

The hosts scored the opening goal of the match on 31 minutes. Steve Sheehan committed the cardinal sin of attempting to play the ball across his own penalty area from the left towards Elliott Warren. Jake Embery intercepted the pass and broke into the box, firing across goal and into the bottom corner.

Canvey responded well, and two minutes later they came close to equalising. A cross from the right was headed back into the middle of the area by James White at the back post, finding Steve Sheehan on the penalty spot. Sheehan took a touch before laying it off to Jordan Cox who shot wide from 20 yards.

The Gulls had further chances to draw level before the break, with Jordan Cox flashing a ball across goal from the right on 37 minutes which was just behind Martin Tuohy. Four minutes later Tuohy attempted to set up Cox with a tremendous cross which was inches away from his strike partner's head inside the six yard box.

Trailing at the break, Canvey continued to push for an equaliser in the early stages of the second half.

On 49 minutes Jordan Brown delivered an excellent low ball into the box from the left which was poked behind by a defender to prevent Mitchell Gilbey from applying the finish.

Soon afterwards Josh Hutchinson did well to keep hold of possession, bringing it forwards before finding the feet of Marlon Agyakwa who in turn played it out to Mitchell Gilbey on the right wing. GIlbey drove infield and played a perfect ball into the box, but with the goal at his mercy Marlon Agyakwa failed to make contact with his attempted shot.

This miss was to prove costly, as seconds later the hosts were awarded a free kick out on the right wing. The ball was delivered into a good area and met with a free header from Nick Reeves to double his side's advantage.

Canvey pulled one back almost immediately when they were awarded a free kick of their own on the corner of the penalty area on the right. Mitchell Gilbey sent an excellent dead ball to the back post which found Martin Tuohy and allowed the striker to score his fourth goal in three pre-season friendlies.

The obligatory substitutions then began to take place which spoiled the fluidity of the match as they often do. Canvey were the better side for the remainder of the second half but were unable to force Harry Earles into another meaningful save.

The closest that either side came to scoring again came with three minutes to play when a Herne Bay substitute struck a long range effort which left goalkeeper Harry Palmer rooted to the spot before whistling past the post.

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Jordan Brown

Player of the Match

Jordan Brown

Key moments

31:00
Goal Jake Embery scores for Herne Bay
54:00
Goal Nick Reeves scores for Herne Bay
57:00
Goal Martin Tuohy scores for Canvey Island

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jordan Brown is awarded player of the match for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub Off
Jake Pitty is substituted off for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub On
A Trialist is substituted on for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub On
A Trialist is substituted on for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub On
Sam Collins is substituted on for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub Off
Marlon Agyakwa is substituted off for Canvey Island
72:00 Sub Off
James White is substituted off for Canvey Island
65:00 Sub Off
Josh Hutchinson is substituted off for Canvey Island
65:00 Sub Off
Mitchell Gilbey is substituted off for Canvey Island
65:00 Sub On
George Sykes is substituted on for Canvey Island
65:00 Sub On
Ryan Melaugh is substituted on for Canvey Island
57:00 Goal 2 - 1
Martin Tuohy scores for Canvey Island Watch the video
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54:00 Goal 2 - 0
Nick Reeves scores for Herne Bay
45:00 Sub Off
Conor Gough is substituted off for Canvey Island
45:00 Sub On
Harry Palmer is substituted on for Canvey Island
45:00 Sub On
A Trialist is substituted on for Canvey Island
45:00 Sub Off
Jordan Cox is substituted off for Canvey Island
End of period 1
31:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Embery scores for Herne Bay
5:00 Missed Penalty
Jake Embery misses a penalty for Herne Bay Watch the video
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As it happened

  • Herne Bay
  • Canvey Island
  • 0
  • Jake Embery Missed Penalty 5:00'
  • Jake Embery Goal 31:00'
  • Jordan Cox Sub Off 45:00'
  • Conor Gough Sub Off 45:00'
  • A Trialist Sub On 45:00'
  • Harry Palmer Sub On 45:00'
  • Nick Reeves Goal 54:00'
  • Martin Tuohy Goal 57:00'
  • Josh Hutchinson Sub Off 65:00'
  • Mitchell Gilbey Sub Off 65:00'
  • George Sykes Sub On 65:00'
  • Ryan Melaugh Sub On 65:00'
  • James White Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jake Pitty Sub Off 72:00'
  • Marlon Agyakwa Sub Off 72:00'
  • Sam Collins Sub On 72:00'
  • A Trialist Sub On 72:00'
  • A Trialist Sub On 72:00'

Team selection

Herne Bay
  • 1. Harry Earles
  • 2. Danny Rumbol
  • 3. Matt Fry
  • 4. Nick Reeves
  • 5. James White
  • 6. Danny Leonard
  • 7. Brad Schafer
  • 8. Tom Carlton
  • 9. Jake Embery
  • 10. Miles Cornwell
  • 11. Raphe Brown
  • 12. Simon Kabamba
  • 13. Connor Cox
  • 14. Darnell Weise
  • 15. Connor Pring
  • 16. Sammi Miezliawuie
  • 17. Alex Mulrooney-Skinner

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