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Hornchurch’s quality disappoints McFarlane

14:00 03 December 2014

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

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

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Urchins boss not impressed with crossing, but pleased with forwards

Hornchurch captain Elliot Styles challenges Dean Bown of Metropolitan Police, who scored twice against Urchins (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Hornchurch captain Elliot Styles challenges Dean Bown of Metropolitan Police, who scored twice against Urchins (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane was far from happy with the quality of his side, after they were held at home in the Ryman Premier to Metropolitan Police yesterday evening.

George Purcell and Martin Tuohy struck in either half to cancel out Dean Bown’s fifth minute opener.

George Purcell scores the first goal for Hornchurch against Metropolitan Police (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).George Purcell scores the first goal for Hornchurch against Metropolitan Police (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

But the Met forward fired into the top corner with 16 minutes remaining to give both sides a share of the spoils.

Urchins manager wasn’t happy with the crossing from his full-backs Alex Bentley and Billy Coyne during the 2-2 draw at Bridge Avenue.

Martin Tuohy celebrates scoring the second goal for Hornchurch against Metropolitan Police with George Purcell (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).Martin Tuohy celebrates scoring the second goal for Hornchurch against Metropolitan Police with George Purcell (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

McFarlane said: “What concerns me is our lack of quality. Our pitch is the worst in the league, but other teams seem to adapt better to it than we do.

“Met Police put some great deliveries in the box and we hit the first man. Both our full backs got in wide areas half a dozen times, especially in the second half, and hit the first man every single time.

“They are sixth in the table and we have deserved a point. There is an argument to say we deserved more because we got in better areas than they did, but they put better quality in than us.”

There was no doubting the quality of Purcell’s opener, as he fired in a free kick in the 29th minute at Bridge Avenue for his 12th goal of the season.

It was a wonderful strike and McFarlane is pleased with his forwards, who are currently scoring with ease.

Tuohy’s second half goal was his seventh of the season and continues his excellent recent form – he has found the net five times in his last six matches.

But Hornchurch’s manager was disappointed with the goals they conceded, adding: “We took 10 minutes to settle and gave away a poor goal.

“I thought we got better after conceding and was the better side in the first half, and then second half I thought was fairly even.

“Met Police put some quality balls in, but never looked like scoring. Our keeper Sam Mott has had one great save to make, but he hasn’t had much more to do although nor has their goalie.

“George has scored again, though, and I don’t know how many he has now got and Martin has scored again as well so they are both back among the goals.”

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