Search

McFarlane hails five-star Hornchurch

13:30 13 March 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 images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Boss delighted with display at Lewes

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane hailed his side after their 5-1 win at Ryman Premier Division rivals Lewes last night.

Tambeson Eyong gave Urchins an early lead, before in-form strikers Stefan Payne and George Purcell added braces in a superb all-round display.

And McFarlane felt it was one of their best displays of the whole season, saying: “We played some lovely football, with pace and power, and it was an all-round performance.

“We’ve played like that before, but only for 45 minutes. We were at it for 90 minutes this time and it was probably our best display since we beat Wealdstone 6-1 in the FA Cup.

“We had a few players suffer a dip in form at the same time, but I told them they’ve got to start believing. I believe in them. Now we’re brimming with confidence.

“Our strikers were unplayable at times, all three of them. Carl (Rook) takes a lot of attention away from Stef and George. He takes the knocks for them, but he doesn’t mind. He’s a good ally for them.”

Hornchurch are set to visit fellow promotion hopefuls Kingstonian on Saturday, before hosting Cray Wanderers at Bridge Avenue on Tuesday.

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

11:07
George Perkins in action for England against France during last season's Under-20 Six Nations (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Former Coopers pupil among try scorers in Italy

Yesterday, 17:00
London Raiders were beaten by Invicta last weekend (pic: John Scott)

Oliver: Solent fixture is a must-win for us

Yesterday, 16:00
Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Urchins manager McFaralne says title is not out of reach

Yesterday, 15:00
Rainham's Brett Menzies hits out on his way to victory (pic: Samantha Wordie)

Cruiserweight claims Queensbury title

Yesterday, 14:00
James Ishmail in action for Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Boro boss discusses latest transfer news at the Ship Lane club and goalkeeper situation

Havering Athletic Club's Doug Tierney won the Doug Riden Lifetime Achievement Award at the Havering Sports Council Awards (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Praise for Faye Fullerton and others from the Doug Riden Lifetime Acievement winner

Yesterday, 12:00
Joss Labadie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge skipper confident team can beat drop despite being four points off safety

Yesterday, 11:00
Former Phoenix Sports striker Ricky Freeman holds off new Hornchurch team-mate Nathan Cooper during an earlier meeting between the sides this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Urchins manager McFarlane has high hopes for recent addition

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

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe