Hornchurch FC relished their FA Trophy victory earlier this year with an open-top bus victories parade through their hometown.
Mighty Urchin displayed the trophy in all its glory around Hornchurch yesterday (August 8) after beating Hereford FC 3-1 at Wembley Stadium in May – celebrations being delayed due to Covid-19.
The open-top bus carrying players, club officials and special guests circled the city with many cheering and cheering as the bus passed to commemorate the club’s accomplishments.
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Hornchurch FC player Mickey Parcell, 25, said: “It’s great for us, it’s a dream come true to play at Wembley but it’s great for these guys. [local residents] that came out and for the community too.
“It’s great for Hornchurch, it puts us on the map.”
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It was the first FA Trophy success in the club’s history.
Havering Council organized the hour-long tour, which started at the club’s stadium on Bridge Avenue at 2 p.m., toured the city center and ended at the Hornchurch Leisure Center.
Havering Mayor Cllr John Mylod and Havering City Council Chief Damien White were at the sports center alongside a herd of local residents to congratulate the team as the bus arrived.
The team took photos with the FA Trophy as well as the Pitching in Super Cup Trophy, which they won by beating Warrington Rylands 3-2 on Saturday August 7th.
Mayor John Mylod said: “What they have accomplished is wonderful. No one thought they could beat a team three or four leagues above them, and to do so, we are absolutely so proud.”
The team then proceeded to the recreation center with their loved ones to enjoy a food and drink reception.
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