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Hornchurch manager McFarlane praises Maldon & Tiptree

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 December 2017

Hornchurch keeper Simon Bloch is set to start again this evening against Maldon & Tiptree (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch keeper Simon Bloch is set to start again this evening against Maldon & Tiptree (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch boss Jim McFarlane had plenty of praise for one of their promotion rivals Maldon & Tiptree ahead of their clash.

Urchins will host the high-flyers at Bridge Avenue this evening (7.45pm) as they look to go seven games undefeated and extend their lead at the top of the Bostik North.

McFarlane’s men managed to nick a 2-1 victory away from home against Maldon earlier this season and will be hoping to complete the double.

“They’re a very good side, it was a fantastic game down their earlier in the season, talk about a game of two halves,” he said.

“We were absolutely dominated first-half and should have gone in four or five nil up, then they completely dominated the second-half, and if both teams would have taken their chances a fair result probably would have been six all.”

The manager praised the club’s set-up and believes most teams would love to similar resources on offer.

“They’ve got this massive Colchester connection, so where other teams might have an injury crisis, they won’t have the same problem as they’ll just dip into Colchester, which is a massive plus.

“People say it’s unfair but you know if someone offered Hornchurch the same deal with West Ham or someone like that, we would take that opportunity, so it is what it is.”

McFarlane pin-pointed free-scoring striker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and captain Matt Lock as their danger men.

“They’re in the top three sides in this league without a shadow of a doubt, but obviously their stand-out player at the moment is the boy scoring all the goals, he scores every single week.

“We have forward’s scoring but not every week and to be able to do that is great.

“For me my favourite player is their oldest player their captain Matt Lock, he is someone I have admired for years, he does it all right.

“He might be getting older but he is still a top player.”

Hornchurch face a tough run up until Christmas as they face teams in the top six in Maldon, Canvey Island and Barking in their next three matches.

“They’re all tough, but we’re taking one game at a time, and if we’re still top at Christmas which is three weeks away we’ve done well,” McFarlane said.

“All our next few games are against top opposition we have Maldon, then we go to Canvey and then we have Barking who are flying, so if we are top we’ve had a good run.”

Urchins will start Simon Bloch-Jorgensen in goal again as Sam Mott continues his recovery process from injury.

While, George Purcell and Olumide Oluwatimilehin will both be available, after missing out against AFC Sudbury due to suspension.

“All these wins have come at a cost with injuries, obviously to Sam, so Simon will play in goal as Sam is not quite 100 per cent.

“Sam will be back in goal for Saturday.”

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