Bostik Premier: Hornchurch add ten players ahead of the 2018/19 campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 May 2018

Hornchurch goalkeeper Callum Chafer tips the ball on to the bar during Aveley vs Hornchurch in the FA Cup preliminary round at the Mill Field on August 19 2016 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Hornchurch goalkeeper Callum Chafer tips the ball on to the bar during Aveley vs Hornchurch in the FA Cup preliminary round at the Mill Field on August 19 2016 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Hornchurch have announced the signings of 10 players ahead of their 2018/19 Bostik Premier Division campaign.

The Urchins have been busy building their squad and have added three new faces while announcing seven have re-signed from last season’s Bostik North champion side.

Manager Jimmy McFarlane has moved to bring in striker Sean Marks from National League outfit Maidenhead United as his first new face to the squad.

He then brought two familiar faces back to the club in goalkeeper Callum Chafer and central midfielder Tobi Coker.

Chafer worked his way up through the Hornchurch youth system and spent time at Redbridge and Romford before he moved to Bowers & Pitsea where over the last couple of seasons.

The youngster impressed for Pitsea last year as they made the Bostik North play-off semi-final where they lost 2-0 to Canvey Island after finishing in third place just a point off automatic promotion.

Coker is back for his second spell at the club having played seven games during the 2016/17 season.

In his time at the club he netted a beauty of a goal against Dulwich Hamlet.

He is a graduate of Barnet’s academy and someone the club has been very keen to sign for some time.

He will be another great addition as the club as we look to make a mark on next season’s Bostik Premier.

They also announced the returns of Alex Bentley, Nathan Cooper, Theo Fairweather-Johnson, Connor Hogan, Jamie Hursit, Jay Porter and George Purcell for the upcoming season.

All seven played a vital part in the club’s promotion and will be keen to help the side push on in the league above now.

Defenders Bentley, Cooper, Porter and Hursit will join Kenzer Lee in the squad’s defensive unit after all being part of the team who only conceded 35 goals in 46 league matches last season.

They posed the best defensive record in the league and will be hoping they can prove their worth.

Striker Purcell finished as the club’s top goalscorer with 25 in all competitions.

While, Fairweather-Johnson finished second for goals with a total of 16, predominantly from the wing.

Verstaile midfielder Hogan only joined the club in the late stages of the season from Aveley and impressed in his short spell with two goals in eight appearances.


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