Rivals look to get back on track
Our guide to the weekend’s non-league fixtures
Hornchurch v Eastleigh
Urchins had that familiar feeling as they bowed out of the FA Trophy last weekend.
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Bishop’s Stortford snatched an injury-time winner at Bridge Avenue, after Frankie Curley and Leon McKenzie had cancelled out earlier leads.
And defeat made it five in a row for Jimmy McFarlane’s men, since their penalty shoot-out success against Billericay in the Essex Senior Cup last month.
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Now, just as their injury problems appear to be easing – with only Simon Glover currently unavailable – they lose Curley, Martin Tuohy and Lewis Smith to one-game suspensions.
Urchins welcome high-flying Eastleigh tomorrow, but McFarlane refuses to panic.
“Every game is pressure but I’m not the panicking type,” he said.
Admission: �11 adults, �7 concessions, �3 children (12-16 years old), under-11s free.
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Waltham Forest v Romford
Boro will look to get their play-off bid back on track after putting their feet up last weekend.
Paul Martin’s men were left without a fixture as Brentwood were in FA Trophy action and, since their trip to Waltham Abbey fell victim to a waterlogged pitch, it means it is two weeks since their last-gasp win against Potters Bar.
That victory, courtesy of Nick Reynolds eighth goal of the season, lifted Boro up to sixth place in the table, but they have dropped a couple back during their enforced break.
Nonetheless, there is plenty of belief in the camp this season and Boro will be looking to avenge a 4-1 FA Cup defeat against Forest at Cricklefield.
Reynolds said: “We had momentum and it come to a stop.
“It’s not the greatest pitch, but we will have to go there and it will be down to whoever works hardest.
“We are on a massive revenge mission.”
Admission: �8 adults, �4 concessions, under-16s free is with a paying adult.