Hornchurch ‘have deserved more’

Missed opportunities bugging McFarlane

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane feels a return of two points from the opening four games is not a true reflection of his side’s start to the Conference South campaign.

Urchins host basement boys Weston-super-Mare today (Saturday), having had to settle for a point from their Essex derby at Billericay on Monday.

He said: “I keep saying it, and I must sound like a broken record, but we’ve deserved more out of every game.

“We should be sitting on 10 points, but I’m sure others will say the same.

You may also want to watch:

“We were the best side at Salisbury for 70 minutes and deserved a point, then dominated against Boreham Wood and Dover and should’ve won both games.

“We had an awful first 25 minutes at Billericay, the worst we’ve played all year, but just started to get going before half-time.

Most Read

“It was one-way traffic in the second half, but Dale (Brightly) kept them in it. He made save after save.”

Leon McKenzie cancelled out Sam Lechmere’s opener to clinch a 1-1 draw, but was denied further goals along with Lewis Smith.

McFarlane added: “The worry would be if we were not creating chances. Sooner or later they will go in.

“We’ve just got to keep playing like we have been and take our chances.

“We knew how tough it was going to be but we’ve played some of the bigger sides and more than held our own.

“In the back of your mind you keep thinking ‘I hope we don’t look back on these results in April’ but we had the same sort of start last season and got promoted.

“If this was the Ryman Premier we would have four wins out of four, but that league is not as tough as this. You get punished for everything in this league.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter