By JOHN CHUBB
In football it proved to be a memorable day for Hornchurch of the Isthmian Premier League, playing at Wembley Stadium for the first time ever in the FA Trophy final.
After going a goal down to Hereford of the National League North, the Urchins staged a superb late comeback with goals from Charlie Ruff, Liam Nash and Ellis Brown securing a 3-1 win and the prized silverware.
For Urchins manager Mark Stimson it was a big personal triumph, as this was the fifth occasion he has been an FA Trophy winner – first as a player with Canvey Island, then as a manager with Grays Athletic (twice), Stevenage and now Hornchurch.
There was disappointment in the National League for Dagenham & Redbridge.
Following a largely inconsistent and indifferent season, Daryl McMahon’s men had put together a superb run of 8 games without defeat to give them an outside chance of reaching the play-offs, but those hopes were ended with a 2-1 loss away to Chesterfield.
In Cricket, day three of the County Championship match at Chelmsford saw Essex edge ahead against Warwickshire, helped by half-centuries from Alastair Cook (57) and Ryan ten Doeschate (56), but a draw looked a likely outcome due to rain and bad light disrupting the proceeedings.
On the show I had a chat with Echo sportswriter Chris Phillips, which can be heard on the link from 00:31:40.
Here is this week’s playlist:
Shakatak - Down On The Street Texas - Mr Haze Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - We're On Our Way Now Rag 'n' Bone Man and Pink - Anywhere Away From Here Manic Street Preachers - Orwellian Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World Four Seasons - Let's Hang On Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good Coldplay - Higher Power Coral - Lover Undiscovered Jaki Graham - Set Me Free Haley Mae Campbell - Never Been In Love James Brown - Cold Sweat (Pt. 1) Paul Weller - Shades Of Blue Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down Garbage - No Gods No Masters Billy Joel - My Life Temptations - Get Ready Carly Simon - Why Imagination - Just An Illusion Del Amitri - You Can't Go Back Olivia Rodrigo - deja vu Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Portishead - Glory Box Police - King Of Pain Tom Jones - One More Cup Of Coffee Elton John and Years & Years - It's A Sin Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya