Hornchurch boss McFarlane delighted with recent run

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 November 2017

Brad Warner scored to seal a 1-0 victory for Hornchurch against Ware on Tuesday (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Brad Warner scored to seal a 1-0 victory for Hornchurch against Ware on Tuesday (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Hornchurch boss Jim McFarlane is delighted with his side’s recent form as they roared to three consecutive wins and clean sheets.

The Urchins sealed a 1-0 victory against Ware on Tuesday on the back of a 2-0 win against Hertford Town on Saturday.

Brad Warner’s late goal helped 10-man Hornchurch to three points after Elliot Styles was sent off in midweek.

Urchins won 4-0 when they met Ware at Wodson Park only 10 days earlier, but had to wait until six minutes from time before Warner struck to earn them their third win on the spin and McFarlane believes it’s what they needed after a recent rocky patch.

Hornchurch are now two points behind leaders Dereham Town, with four games in hand, ahead of a trip to Tilbury on Saturday.

“I’m over the moon you know. To score seven goals in three games and concede none, and pick up nine points, it has been brilliant and exactly what we needed,” said McFarlane.

“I said before we went away to Ware we need to start picking up points again and I must admit the league table is looking very pretty at the moment for us.”

Manager McFarlane praised Warner after the attacker netted in both their Ware and Hertford victories to take his tally to 10 so far this campaign.

“Brad has picked up a bit now, we all had a dip together I think and that was the problem,” he said.

“With Brad the better he plays, the harder he works and the more goals he scores, but his goal on Saturday against Hertford was a fantastic ball, a great run and an even better finish.

“I’m delighted with what he’s doing at the moment.”

The long-serving boss also had plenty of praise for his defensive unit of goalkeeper Sam Mott, full-backs Alex Bentley and Jay Porter, as well as his centre-back pairing of Kenzer Lee and Nathan Cooper.

“I have said this before – I think we’ve got the best goalie and best defence in the league,” added McFarlane.

“With those five behind you, you’ve always got a chance and I think we’ve only conceded nine goals now, which is an unbelievable achievement.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

5 minutes ago

Four academy graduates featured for the Essex club in their National League win at Guiseley last week

Yesterday, 10:00

A brand new and unique running event is coming to London next month.

Yesterday, 10:00

Keeper honoured after strong campaign for National League outfit

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Essex collected their first win of the Specsavers County Championship season when they despatched Lancashire by 31 runs with more than a day to spare at Chelmsford.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

There was no grand finish at the Emirates, where the Hammers slumped to their 1,000th top-flight defeat at the hands of the goal-grabbing Gunners.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

He is in the middle of his best ever season and the heavy favourite to win a sixth world crown, but Ronnie O’Sullivan says his secret is simple – a green salad and a jog.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger hailed last heat hero Nick Morris after they snatched a 45-44 win at Ipswich.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Essex’s James Foster says the defending champions have work to do to complete a win over Lancashire at Chelmsford.


There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now