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Hornchurch happy to hit the road

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Leatherhead v Hornchurch

Urchins boss Jimmy McFarlane will be glad to get his side back on the road, after admitting they were having problems at home.


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Hornchurch have won eight out of nine away matches in the league so far this season and recorded a stunning 5-0 victory at Thurrock in the FA Trophy last weekend.

But they reverted to type at home in midweek, going down 1-0 to Hendon and have taken just 11 points from a possible 27 at Bridge Avenue.

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McFarlane said: “Away games are our fortress at the moment. We are, for whatever reason, better away.”

Ryman Division 1N

Romford v Great Wakering Rovers

Boro suffered a triple blow this week.

Manager Paul Martin was pleased enough with a hard-earned point from a goalless draw against Brentwood.

But he lost top scorer Kurt Smith to a broken fibia at Mill Field, then heard Nick Reynolds had broken two fingers later that night.

To top it off, Adrian Clifton has left to join Premier Division leaders Billericay.

“That’s three very good players gone in the space of 48 hours,” moaned Martin, who saw a mixed XI lost 4-3 at Billericay in a friendly on Wednesday.

Chris Richardson hit a hat-trick for Boro and could find himself asked to lead the line this weekend.

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