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Hornchurch boss McFarlane delighted to seal yet another victory against Bury Town

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 December 2017

Matthias Fanimo of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Matthias Fanimo of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane is delighted to see his side remain clear at the top of the Bostik North with a 3-0 victory against Bury Town.

The Urchins cruised to a comfortable victory two days before Christmas at Bridge Avenue thanks to goals from Leon McKenzie, Nathan Livings and Matthias Fanimo on Saturday.

The two sides have had multiple hard fought battles dating back to their clash in the Bostik Premier Division play-off semi-finals in 2012 where Hornchurch came out 3-1 winners.

“Down the years, we’ve always had tough games with Bury, going right back to when we played them in the playoff semi-finals,” McFarlane said.

“I knew it weren’t going to be easy but it was comfortable for an hour and then we took our foot off the pedal.

“Then they sort of come into it more and although they sort of had loads of possession, they didn’t really have a shot on goal, but were delighted and it just keeps the run going.”

The boss heaped praise of his latest addition Nathan Livings who scored his first goal for the club in their victory after the midfielder smashed home a rebound on his fourth apperance in the red and white colours.

“He got 23 goals the year before last at Enfield, so I knew he’d get goals, and he’s bringing a bit more to our midfield,” he said.

“He’s brought a different dimension to us if you like.”

Jimmy McFarlane’s men were looking to strengthen their hold on top spot when they were supposed to visit struggling Romford on Wednesday but the match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Urchins were set to make the trip to Ship Lane but snow and rain fell down heavy and McFarlane admits it’s disappointing they couldn’t play the match.

“Once I saw the weather, where they ground share with Thurrock, I half expected it to be cancelled but I’m disappointed because I like my football and it gets me out the house.

“I’ve had to sit indoors all day now and do the house work,” he joked.

Hornchurch currently sit two points clear of second place Bowers & Pitsead with three games in hand and will be hoping none of their other matches are cancelled across the festive period.

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