Hornchurch go hunting Magpies

Our guide to tonight’s action

Hornchurch head west to high-flying Conference South rivals Maidenhead tonight.

And, following their 1-1 draw with struggling Farnborough at the weekend, chairman Colin McBride feels they have to get something against the Magpies, who lost 2-0 at Dover on Saturday.

He said: “We’ve got to start turning draws into wins.

“Maidenhead will be big and pacey but we’ve got to get something.

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“If we can get a result and then against Havant on Saturday while some of the other teams are in the FA Cup... a couple of wins and we won’t be too far off the play-off places.”

Hornchurch unveiled their new shirt sponsor – ‘The Ring’ – before Saturday’s game and took an early lead thanks to Lewis Smith’s penalty.

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But Farnborough were soon back on terms and the home side were then frustrated in their search for a winner.

McBride added: “Their goalie made three or four great saves in the second half.

“We’re lacking goals at the moment, but we’ve got the third best goals against, despite a 4-0 drubbing at Bromley.”

Manager Jimmy McFarlane has added midfielder Ben Bowditch and striker Wayne Gray to his squad in an attempt to improve output.

And McBride said: “Hopefully Ben can nick some goals from midfield and Wayne from out wide or through the middle. They should a bit more firepower.”

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