Hornchurch hoping for action

Fola joins Urchins

Hornchurch are hoping to return to Ryman Premier Division action against Margate tomorrow.

Jimmy McFarlane’s promotion-chasers saw their trip to Carshalton postponed on Saturday, after a home match with Hastings had also been frozen off a week earlier.

Lewis Smith’s injury-time goal had clinched a 1-0 win over East Thurrock in their last outing on January 28, but with the recent wintry weather wiping out most local sport, they remain two points adrift of leaders Billericay with a game in hand.

That gap could grow tonight, though, as Billericay are due to host Hendon at New Lodge.

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Urchins will be without suspended trio Smith, Reiss Noel and Frankie Curley should their game go ahead at Bridge Avenue tomorrow, but leading scorer Martin Tuohy is back after a three-game ban and Leon McKenzie has joined the ranks.

The club have also signed former Thurrock winger Fola Orilonishe on loan from Conference South side Sutton.

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Orilonishe spent three seasons at Ship Lane, before joining Sutton and had scored four goals in seven starts this campaign, while also going out on loan to Hornchurch’s Ryman rivals Kingstonian.

Romford’s derby clash at Brentwood fell victim to the cold snap on Saturday, but Boro are due to return to Ryman One North action against Potters Bar at Mill Field on Saturday.

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