Hornchurch ready for ‘two cup finals’

Elliot Styles of Hornchurch (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Elliot Styles of Hornchurch (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Captain Styles ready for big dates

Hornchurch skipper Elliot Styles knows Truro and Grays cannot be taken lightly as they fight on two fronts this week.

Urchins host Conference South basement boys Truro tomorrow (Saturday) as they look to boost their survival hopes and take on Ryman Division One North leaders Grays in the Essex Senior Cup final at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Victoria Road ground on Monday.

And Styles admits wins on both fronts would be a massive boost for the club at this important stage of the season.

“Truro may be bottom and already relegated, but I have played in sides that have been in the same position and you still want to cause an upset,” said Styles.


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“You still have a say on who goes down with you and they will be coming to our ground looking to mess up our plans to stay up.

“It won’t be easy but we are fully confident in our own ability.

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“I know results are the only thing which matter at this stage of the season, but the performances of late have still been good despite the defeats.

“It’s an old cliché, but Saturday is a cup final for us and is followed literally by one on Monday.”

Grays and Hornchurch may be divided by two steps in the non league pyramid, but with the Rush Green-based side almost assured of their league title, Styles believes it should be a good encounter.

“Both of us have done well to get to the final and with it being the Essex Senior Cup final you know a lot of the players you are coming up against,” he added.

“It’s a little bit of pride as well and it is a great cup to win. I have had the privilege of winning it before with the club and hopefully we can do the same come the end of play on Monday.”

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