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Bostik North: Jimmy McFarlane wants to bring up Hornchurch landmark in style with win over Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 December 2017

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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McFarlane to become Urchins’ longest serving boss in terms of games managed on Saturday

Jimmy McFarlane is desperate to keep Hornchurch top of the Bostik North as he prepares to go top of the club’s list of longest-serving bosses in terms of games managed.

McFarlane will take charge of his 460th match as Urchins manager on Saturday when the Bridge Avenue club host Sudbury in the league.

Hornchurch went top of the table on Tuesday night with a 6-0 win at Mildenhall Town, and the challenge now is to stay there.

McFarlane is of course confident his team can maintain their lofty position with a win this weekend, but is expecting the Yellows to come straight at his side from the off.

“I’ve been told they’re young, very enthusiastic and do loads of running. In those kinds of games, you have to knock the endeavour out of the opposition,” he said.

“They’re young, so they’re not going to be as physically strong as us and we have to use our physicality to aid us.”

Following Saturday’s game against Sudbury, Hornchurch are also at home on Tuesday when they entertain Maldon & Tiptree.

Though they lost at Bowers & Pitsea on Tuesday, the Jammers seem to have hit form recently, taking 13 points from a possible 18 over their past six games.

McFarlane fully believes Maldon will be one of the teams battling for promotion come the end the season, so is aware it will be a tough game for Urchins, especially given his side’s position at the top.

“Every game is tricky, you only have to look at how tough a game Tilbury gave us last Saturday,” he added.

“Every team wants to be the one that knocks us off the top of the league, but if you want to be successful, that’s something you have to cope and deal with.”

With two home games this week, Hornchurch have an opportunity to improve their home form, with both of their league defeats coming at Bridge Avenue.

That is in contrast to Urchins’ away form, having collected 25 points from a possible 27.

And while he is content with the home record, McFarlane wants to give fans at Bridge Avenue as much to cheer as they do when they club are away.

“Not all the fans can afford to travel away from home and our best performances have been away, so we have to make sure we start doing that at home,” he said.

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