Hornchurch boss McFarlane feels they dropped points against Brightlingsea

PUBLISHED: 11:00 30 August 2018

Sean Marks of Hornchurch goes close to a goal at Brightlingsea Regent (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Sean Marks of Hornchurch goes close to a goal at Brightlingsea Regent (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane feels his side dropped two points as they managed to nick a 1-1 draw against Brightlingsea Regent on Bank Holiday Monday.

Frustration for Hornchurch after they concede an early goal (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Frustration for Hornchurch after they concede an early goal (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The Urchins extended their unbeaten start to the Bostik Premier Division season to five matches with a fourth successive draw as Brad Warner cancelled out an early goal from the hosts.

“It was a good point because we keep our unbeaten run going but with the chances we’ve had its not,” McFarlane said.

“We were poor for the first 15 minutes then after that we got to grips with the game I thought we had the better of the game.

“Our goalkeeper didn’t have a save to make and on a luckier day we might have had all three points.

Brad Warner celebrates with teammates and fans (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Brad Warner celebrates with teammates and fans (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

“I think that one is two points dropped if I’m honest by the chances we’ve had the others like when we were 2-0 down at Enfield we were dead and buried so we’d take that.”

Boss McFarlane admitted he is not concerned about missing chances though as he knows he has plenty of goal scorers in his squad.

“What you’ve got to remember is the people getting these chances are proven goal scorers so that doesn’t concern me.

“Colin come up with a great shout today (Monday) we were moving people around and said why don’t we put Brad in there and it worked didn’t it so it’s probably shown his experience and how old is he.

“Credit goes to Colin for that one.”

He did however feel that top goal scorer Sean Marks missed two good chances but is pleased with his new striker for his start to the campaign.

“Sean’s two chances were probably the most glaring, the first one when he tried to lob the keeper, old Ronnie (Hanley) always goes just pass it in the net, but the other one it looked like it was harder to miss.

“But if you look at his goals ratio for the start of the season but there is too many positives to start picking out the negatives.”

The former defender is confident in his side’s ability and believes they will grow as the season goes on as they have a very young team.

“We’ve got a little bit about us, bit of pace, bit of power, bit of experience, lots and lots of youth and that’s the thing that people forget.

“Look at our back four, five including our goalie there all young, Alex Bentley is the oldest and he’s 26.

“Lewwis Spence has brought a bit of experience, but George Saunders is about eight, he’s a baby,” he joked.


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