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McFarlane reflects on next FA Cup test
Jimmy McFarlane admitted it would be unbelievable if Hornchurch could pocket another £7,500 and reach the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, after the draw was made yesterday.
Urchins were given a home tie against Ryman Premier rivals Wealdstone and will add to club coffers if victorious on October 12.
“It would be unbelievable if we did win,” said McFarlane, whose side have already collected £7,500 prize money for wins over East Thurrock and Spalding.
“Then imagine the money for the next game, and the game after that!
“It becomes even more important because you are getting so close to the first round.
“If you get a big team at home it can set you up for the rest of the season and even the next year.”
On the possibility of facing Ryman Premier opposition again, after beating East Thurrock in the first qualifying round, McFarlane admitted he would have preferred a different team.
But he alluded to the sensational form of his side and is sure they will bring that into the match.
He said: “It is not what I would have liked, it will be a very tough game.
“We are in great form, 13 games unbeaten so hopefully we will take that into this fixture.
“We have two more important games coming up before though.”
Hornchurch and Wealdstone played out a 1-1 draw just three weeks ago, with Urchins needing a last-gasp goal from Ade Yussuf to salvage a point.
The Urchins boss felt that was an off night for his team and admits he is confident they can progress.
The Bridge Avenue side could have faced teams from the Conference South and North, so with that in mind, McFarlane admits it isn’t the worst draw they could have got.
“We had an off night that night when we drew with them at our place,” he added.
“I am confident though, it is not one I would have picked.
“Although it isn’t the best draw in the world, it isn’t the worst either.”
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