are a non-League football
team based in Hornchurch
, Greater London
The club formed in 2005 when Hornchurch Football Club
suffered financial problems and was closed down. A.F.C. Hornchurch played in the Essex Senior Football League
, an English football
league covering Essex
and east London, during the 2005-06 season, where they were champions at the first attempt, and followed this up by winning the Isthmian League Division One North
title in 2006-07.
The Hornchurch home kit has a red and white striped shirt and black shorts whilst the away kit is blue with white stripes. The third kit is all purple.
AFC Hornchurch started off their life in the Essex Senior League
. The new club proved to be highly successful on the pitch embarking on an unbeaten run from the second game of the season through to the start of December. The Urchins recorded a record attendance for the league when 702 fans attended Bridge Avenue to watch the derby
match with Romford
which Hornchurch won 3-0. The club went on to win the league, with six games to spare, finishing with a league record of 78 points. Hornchurch completed a treble by winning both the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy and the Westview Essex Senior League Challenge Cup. The season was tarnished for the club somewhat by the death of Club President and founder, Jim Bradshaw, in February 2006. Prior to the new club's formation Bradshaw had been at Hornchurch since 1971.
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