Tuesday football: Essex Senior Cup

Concord v Hornchurch

Hornchurch will be looking to get back to winning ways on Canvey Island tonight.

Urchins suffered their first league defeat since early October at the weekend, as play-off rivals Lowestoft took the Ryman Premier points at Bridge Avenue with a 2-1 victory.

It was only a second defeat in 17 for Jimmy McFarlane’s men, who visit fierce rivals Concord bidding for a quarter-final spot in the county’s premier competition.

Hornchurch were beaten 2-1 by League One side Colchester in last season’s delayed final, which was played in August after the original fixture at Dagenham & Redbridge was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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And McFarlane, a former winner of the prestigious trophy, will be keen to maintain the club’s interest in this season’s competition, with a trip to struggling Division One North side Heybridge awaiting the winners of tonight’s tie.

Frankie Curley and Lewis Smith netted as Urchins beat Concord 2-0 in league play in early November, but Tambeson Eyong was sent off for two bookable offences

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