Hornchurch manager McFarlane delighted as his side continue winning against Haringey Borough

Double goalscrorer George Purcell cuts inside to try and create an opening against Haringey Borough

Double goalscrorer George Purcell cuts inside to try and create an opening against Haringey Borough (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo) - Credit: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane is delighted to pick up another three points and make it four consecutive wins as they picked up a 2-1 victory against Haringey Borough.

A goal in each half from George Purcell gave the Urchins a well earned win despite a late consolation from Borough’s Lionel Stone at Bridge Avenue on Saturday.

McFarlane admits the performance wasn’t the greatest but the points are what matters as they remain 13 points clear at the top of the Bostik North.

“I’m pleased, not so much the performance, just the result,” he said.

“It’s come to that time of year now where it’s just about getting points on the board, it’s not something the supporters want to hear, but the performance is secondary.

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“It’s about getting points on the board and trying to get promotion.”

Stone clawed one back in the 86th minute for the visitors and McFarlane admits it made for a nervous ending.

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“It makes it a very nervous ending, we was comfortable at 2-0, and then we made a mistake for the goal and then it makes it a little bit edgy as one mistake or a slip you could drop two points.

“In the end it doesn’t matter how we get there as long as we get the three points, it’s just getting there.”

Manager McFarlane heaped the praise on the club’s top goalscorer after the striker netted a brace in the match.

“George is coming into a bit of form at the right time, I mean his first goal was a trademark George Purcell goal, and his second was as good a goal as you’ll see anywhere in the world – it was such a sublime finish.”

Hornchurch moved to sign midfielder Connor Hogan after he was released by Bostik North strugglers Aveley earlier in the week to bolster the squad depth.

“He knows one of our staff and he had been released by Aveley,” McFarlane said.

“We’re short on numbers at the moment and he’s a good player to bring in at this time of the year.

“He’s full of energy and he’s just another good addition to the squad.”

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