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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)

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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.

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