Search

Hornchurch boss disappointed with FA Cup exit

17:40 17 September 2014

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

McFarlane frustrated with referee

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane was bitterly disappointed after his side crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties to East Thurrock yesterday evening at Rookery Hill.

Urchins and Rocks shared four goals in normal time but couldn’t find the net again in extra time so had to contest a penalty shoot-out.

And although former favourite Lewis Smith missed from the spot for East Thurrock, Tobi Joseph and Junior Dadson failed to convert their penalties and Hornchurch were beaten 4-3 on penalties to go out in the first round qualifying stage.

“I am bitterly disappointed and I am more disappointed for the club than anything else,” said McFarlane.

“I said to the players before the game, ‘the club has always backed me, I know we have had success but they backed me then and they have backed me now so we need to give something back’.

“I know how bad it is financially to pay for things as well, now the council are asking for more money, so I wanted to give something back to the club and it is really disappointing.”

George Purcell gave Hornchurch the lead, scoring for the third consecutive game, before the hosts were awarded a controversial penalty.

Sam Higgins converted from 12-yards but McFarlane was left dissatisfied with the decision to award a foul after Junior Luke tackled Smith, fairly in the opinion of the Urchins boss.

He added: “The decision to award a penalty against us was probably the worst decision we have had all season.

“It was a 50/50 challenge, Junior went to ground and no one even appealed!”

Martin Tuohy restored Urchins lead in the second period before David Byrant equalised, a goal which also frustrated McFarlane. He admitted Hornchurch can only blame themselves for their exit.

He said: “We have given away a sloppy second goal. Chris Bourne should have cleared and Elliot Styles has given away a silly foul before it.

“We scored two good goals but gave a sloppy goal away so we only have ourselves to blame.”

Hornchurch will hope to bounce back this weekend when they visit Dulwich Hamlets in the Ryman Premier.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Yesterday, 20:02
London Raiders players celebrate a goal at Lee Valley (pic John Scott)

London Raiders 6 MK Thunder 3

Yesterday, 19:36
Chinedu McKenzie celebrates his first goal for Romford against Wroxham (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford 4 Wroxham 1

Yesterday, 17:49
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager expresses disappointment with squad after shock loss to Rebels

Yesterday, 17:43
Hornchurch striker Leon McKenzie (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch 4 Ware 0

Yesterday, 16:53
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge and Brannon O’Neill of Worthing (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

FA Trophy first round: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Benson 40) Worthing 2 (Staunton o.g. 62, Dawes 71)

Yesterday, 16:00
Great Britain's Maddie Hinch at a Hockey Fest event earlier this year (pic RSK Ghowry/England Hockey)

Official facilities partner renews partnership until 2021

Yesterday, 13:30
Great Britain players face the camera with HRH the Countess of Wessex and Gareth Malone at the Golden Hockey Ball at the Tower of London (pic England Hockey)

Tower of London hosts Gala dinner to raise profile

Yesterday, 11:00
Great Britain players strike a pose at the Golden Hockey Ball at the Tower of London (pic England Hockey)

Olympic gold medalists recognised in Tokyo 2020 cycle

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now