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Hornchurch boss McFarlane keen to build on good week

15:00 10 October 2014

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

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

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane insists his side are showing good signs as they look to make up for lost time in the Ryman Premier Division.

Urchins remain bottom of the table despite a 2-1 win at Bognor last Saturday, which they followed with a 2-0 victory against East Thurrock in the League Cup on Tuesday.

McFarlane is pleased with the progress they have made, and feels his side are on the verge of turning the corner.

“We are on the bend,” said McFarlane.

“There is still a lot of hard work to do, but we are showing some good signs and we need to go on a good run.”

Hornchurch’s hopes over the next few weeks have been dealt a blow after leading goalscorer George Purcell lost his appeal against his red card for spitting against Hampton & Richmond.

Urchins submitted video evidence to back up their case, but the FA upheld the ban and must now go without Purcell for six games. McFarlane slammed the decision as ‘ludicrous’.

“We sent in video evidence to back up our case and we spent the time and money on it because we know George is innocent,” he added.

“But it’s been chucked out and the decision is absolutely ludicrous. That’s a big blow for us to be without George for that length of time.”

Purcell’s absence means McFarlane will look to bring in another striker today ahead of tomorrow’s home game against fellow strugglers Bury Town.

“We still need to strengthen the squad, but George being out forces our hand a little bit,” he said

“George has been the only one scoring goals, and Martin Tuohy needs to step up now.

“He’s been one of the most consistent performers at this level and I have no doubt he will turn it around.

“Bury are a little bit like ourselves so far in the fact they are searching for some results, but hopefully we can come out on top.”

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