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Bostik North: Jimmy McFarlane backing Hornchurch to get back on track at Ware

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 November 2017

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (left) looks on from the bench (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (left) looks on from the bench (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Jimmy McFarlane has warned his Hornchurch team they need to get used to fellow Bostik North clubs raising their game when they come up against the Urchins.

The Bridge Avenue outfit lose 1-0 at home to Witham Town last weekend with Correy Davidson netting a late winner.

Hornchurch have suffered four consecutive defeats in a row now and travel to struggling Ware on Saturday with McFarlane telling his players to expect a stern test.

“I watched them lose 1-0 on Tuesday night at Barking and they are a decent side who are just having a poor run as well,” said Urchins manager.

“But because we are one of the bigger teams and fancied sides for promotion this season, everyone raises their game against us.

“We have seen many players over the last year or two and we have all thought ‘he’s a good player’ and then we see him two weeks later play against someone else and he’s not the same. That’s what we have got to start dealing with again.”

McFarlane wants his players to get back to their early season form when they won 11 games in a row in all competitions.

Since then, Urchins have exited the FA Cup, FA Trophy, Essex Senior Cup and Velocity Trophy in quick succession.

The only focus for Hornchurch now is promotion from the Bostik North and despite their poor run, they remain well-placed.

Urchins are fifth in the table and only four points off leaders Dereham Town and they also have games in hand over the Magpies, Haringey Borough, Canvey Island and Bowers & Pitsea, but they need to get back to what they were doing in the months of August and September.

“When you are doing well, the sides which are not doing so well are the ones who really want to beat you,” said McFarlane.

“They have an extra incentive, so we’ve got to learn to cope with that again and hopefully the goals start flowing and we start picking up points again.”

Ware’s form, like Urchins, is poor with the Wodson Park club winning just one of their last eight games in all competitions.

Even that was against London Colney in the Hertfordshire County Cup, but Hornchurch will not be allowed to underestimate Saturday’s opponents.

“We need to get back to winning ways and you don’t become a bad side overnight,” said McFarlane. “We need to get our chins up and keep going again.

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