Isthmian League

Match Preview | Hornchurch (A)

As we step into December, there’s only one side that look like lifting the league title. It’s taken a while but finally, it’s the Hawks’ turn to face Hornchurch on Saturday afternoon.

Another hop to the capital, Whitehawk will be home soon but for now it’s time to journey into the home of ‘The Urchins’, a side who have won their previous 12 league matches.

Their top for a reason, but Shaun Saunders will be pleased with the response he saw from his players on Wednesday evening, coming from behind once again to salvage a hard-earned point at Cray Wanderers. 

The Opposition

Played 16. Won 14. Drawn 2. It’s a fairly formidable record for Steve Morison’s men, who himself arrived at Hornchurch Stadium with incredible pedigree, managing Cardiff City of the Championship as recently as September 2022.

For those dressed in blue on the turf, they’ve already netted 50 goals in their opening 16 league matches, and are 11 points clear at the top. The signs are certainly one of promise as we near the midpoint in the season, yet Whitehawk will take solace from their away victories at Billericay Town and Canvey Island.

One to Watch | Liam Nash

A whopping 13 league goals already on the campaign, Hornchurch boast a fine attacking line with four players scoring nine or more thus far, with Nash just about the pick of the bunch.

A nippy, tricky forward; Nash joined Gillingham in 2017 but was never really given the time to demonstrate his potential. There was always a good player there, however, and after spells at Concord Rangers, Cork City, Hemel Hempstead and Dartford, the 27-year-old has since settled at Hornchurch, and to fine effect…

Recent Form – WWWWW

25/11 | Kingstonian (A) | Won 3-0

18/11 | Potters Bar Town (H) | Won 3-0 

11/11 | Cheshunt (A) | Won 6-0 

4/11 | Enfield Town (H) | Won 2-0 

24/10 | Folkestone Invicta (H) | Won 4-2

Previous Meetings

The two sides last locked horns in the 2018/19 season, when the Hawks were last in the Isthmian Premier. Despite a poor season for Whitehawk, they’d find success against Hornchurch in the form of a 2-1 win away from home, and a tight 1-1 draw at The Enclosed Ground – Lucas Rodrigues collecting two of those three goals.  

How to Follow

If you can’t make it to Hornchurch tomorrow, you can follow the action via our X (Twitter) and Facebook channels, the former of which can be found here.


Tickets can be bought at Hornchurch Stadium on the day of the game, or online via this link.

Admission prices:

Adults: £12

Concessions (65+): £7

12 – 16 year olds: £3

Under 12s: Free, but must be accompanied by an adult

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