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Second chance for Hornchurch

Tuesday (7.45pm)

FA Trophy replay

Hornchurch v Harrow

Urchins have plenty of incentive going into tonight’s replay at Bridge Avenue.

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Held to a 1-1 draw by Ryman Premier Division rivals Harrow on Saturday, Jimmy McFarlane’s men now know they will visit Conference South strugglers Thurrock in the next round if successful tonight.

McFarlane - and Hornchurch chairman Colin McBride - enjoyed lengthy spells and no shortage of success during their time at Ship Lane and will be keen to put one over their old club.

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The two sides are also due to meet in an Essex Senior Cup third round tie, which has been put back to Monday (November 14), but the Trophy is the bigger contest, with �4,000 in prize money on offer at the next stage.

Captain Elliot Styles gave Urchins the lead in north-west London, but Harrow hit back to force a second meeting and McFarlane will not be taking Dave Anderson’s men lightly.

Lewis Smith is available for Hornchurch after serving a one-game banat the weekend for five bookings and would no doubt love to add to his eight goals so far this season.

But Hornchurch will have to work hard to avoid an upset and improve a home record of three wins, one draw and four defeats.

Admission is �9 adults, �6 concessions and �2 for under-16s.

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