Two wins out of two is our record against East Thurrock United; both of our past encounters coming in the FA Cup. We won’t be getting the chance to improve on that – or, indeed, ruin it. Just a few weeks into the 2023-4 season, the Rocks folded due to ‘historic debt’. At the time, they were members of the Isthmian League; falling away from their highest-ever placing in the pyramid upon winning promotion to National League South in 2016. That odyssey would only last three years, however.
As for our record against them, our first our our two FA Cup wins was a narrow 1-0 win. That came in our 1990-1 Preliminary Round tie when they were in the Essex Senior League. The second of the two wins, meanwhile, is much more convincing to look back on; a 5-1 demolition in the 1993-4 Third Qualifying Round. By then, they’d made the step up to the Isthmian League and plotting their rise up the pyramid. On two occasions in later years, the Rocks would even go as far as Round One proper. But it wouldn’t be us meeting them either time.