BURGESS HILL TOWN 2 THURROCK 5
THURROCK put their off-field worries behind them as they thrashed basement club Burgess Hill.
Charlie Stimson, son of manager Mark Stimson, bagged himself a brace as Thurrock gained a vital three points in a week where it was confirmed they are up for sale and manager Stimson said there would be “no more Thurrock FC” next season.
Despite dominating, it took Fleet half an hour to open the scoring with Ronnie Winn eventually finding the opening goal to break the deadlock. And just before the interval, the lead was doubled with Lewis Spence netting.
Burgess Hill, who remain two points from safety, never gave in though. Indeed, the hosts pulled one back nine minutes after the break through Connor Tighe’s neat finish. But two goals in three minutes ended any hopes of a Hillians’ revival. First Winn doubled his tally before Stimson grabbed his first of the afternoon.
Ibrahim Fofana made it three goals in a six-minute period as he pulled another back for Burgess Hill, who fought until the very end – just like it looks like they’re going to have to do to keep their Bostik Premier status this season.
Stimson netted his second in the final minutes of the game as Thurrock put some joy back into their fans, though it remains to be seen how long the club have left.