Hornchurch sink Hereford to claim unlikely FA Trophy win

Hornchurch, from the seventh-tier Isthmian Premier Division, collected the 2020-21 FA Trophy after coming from behind to stun favourites Hereford with three late goals at Wembley.

Tom Owen-Evans opened the scoring for National League North side Hereford after 13 minutes with a deflected effort but Charlie Ruff equalised with a quarter of an hour to go, heading home after a long throw-in had been flicked on to the bar.

Chris Dickson nodded down for Liam Nash to put Hornchurch, a division below their opponents, ahead with four minutes to go before Ellis Brown nutmegged the goalkeeper on the counterattack to seal a famous 3-1 win for the Urchins.

Elliott Nevitt became the first player to score a Wembley hat-trick since Harry Kane for England in 2019 as Warrington Rylands beat Binfield 3-2 in the final of the FA Vase.

Nevitt put his side ahead on 26 minutes; Liam Ferdinand levelled but Nevitt struck twice more, completing his hat-trick on the hour. Ferdinand scored again six minutes later, but Rylands held out and Nevitt should have scored a fourth in added time. “I feel pride, pure pride,” the Rylands manager, David McNabb, told the BBC. “Elliott’s such a nice kid.”

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