Search

McFarlane hoping Hornchurch can progress

12:30 16 September 2014

A happy Hornchurch boss Jim McFarlane. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

A happy Hornchurch boss 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

Urchins boss wants to win money for club

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane had a serious case of déjà vu at the weekend and will have the same feeling tonight when his side face Ryman Premier rivals East Thurrock for the second time in four days, hoping to secure a place in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Urchins and the Rocks played out a 1-1 draw at Bridge Avenue on Saturday after goals from George Purcell and old boy Lewis Smith ensured the two clubs would have to do battle again.

The exact same scenario occurred last season and in the same round with Hornchurch and East Thurrock again drawing 1-1 before facing off at Rookery Hill a few days later.

Last year, goals from Michael Spencer and Chris Bourne helped the Bridge Avenue outfit progress into the next round with a 2-1 away win but the Urchins boss just wants a straight forward victory this time around.

He is also hoping that his side can deliver a 90-minute performance against Rocks, having failed to give a proper account of themselves in both games against them this season.

“It is déjà vu isn’t it?” admitted McFarlane. “It was identical to last year but I would take a 1-0 win not 2-1 this time.”

“It is frustrating that we have struggled against East Thurrock because I have seen what this side can do against ‘the Margate’s’ and ‘the Maidstone’s’ and I don’t know what it is.

“I don’t fear anyone in this league, the only team I fear is my team because at the moment I don’t know what performance they are going to give.”

The message ahead of last weekend was to defeat Rocks and give something back to the club, in terms of the financial reward on offer for progressing to the next round, and the same message will be conveyed tonight.

McFarlane believes his team must do all they can to win the £3,000 prize money on offer, he added: “I already said to them afterwards that some managers would have been sacked following the run we have been on.

“Budgets would have been cut but there hasn’t been any word of that from the directors and sometimes in life it is good to give something back and hopefully we can do that tonight.”

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

5 minutes ago
Lee Goodwin (centre) with his former Dagenham & Redbridge team mates at the Luton Town match last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Ex-Dagger pleased to team up with former colleagues to help raise funds for charity

34 minutes ago
The 2016 cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Ardleigh Green held to a draw by Benfleet

11:00
James Mowll in batting action for Hutton against Hainault (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Oakfield Parkonians well beaten in Essex League Division Two

10:00
Gidea Park & Romford's Jamal Francis hits out (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Francis plays captain’s innings on the coast

08:00
Upminster players celebrate the a wicket against Harold Wood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Billericay’s Marchant in seventh heaven

Yesterday, 18:40
Nick Browne hits four runs for Essex (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Opening stand sets up chance of big total

Yesterday, 16:00
Suhaib Sarwar of Shenfield (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Brentwood beaten after batting collapse

Yesterday, 12:51
Billy Gordon top scored for Hornchurch against Chingford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Chingford tailenders produce matchwinning stand

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

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe