Hornchurch captain Gordon says they must be confident

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 June 2018

Billy Gordon of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Billy Gordon of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon says his side must back themselves to get a result against one of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division favourites Brentwood this weekend.

Monty Panesar of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Monty Panesar of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Gordon and his side will welcome Aaron West’s men to Harrow Lodge on Saturday as they look to continue their good form with an upset.

They currently third in the league table two spots above Brentwood and Gordon feels it would create some vital space at this early stage in the season.

“That’s going to be a tough one especially over here with the wicket,” he said.

“I think it’s going to be a tough battle but we need to just back ourselves as we’re on a good run of form like them, so hopefully we can turn them over.

“It would be massive to get a win over them at this early stage just to get a bit of a gap between us and them.

“We’ve just got to play well, bat and field well, we’ve got good players as well, not just them, so we’ve just got to be confident.”

The skipper praised the Old County Ground outfit’s strength and depth throughout their squad but says they must worry about their own performance to be successful.

“They’ve got a lot of good players and I know one of their spinners, Charlie Griffths, has been taking loads of wickets so far and is in good form,” Gordon said.

“We know they’ve got 11 good players to be fair and we just have to concentrate on ourselves and do our job, then hopefully we’ll come away with a win.”

Hornchurch could be boosted by the arrival of a new face this weekend as they look to bring in an overseas player.

The identity of the player was yet to be revealed as the club are awaiting a visa and Gordon added: “Hopefully we’ll have an overseas this weekend.

“He’s had a few problems with his visa but he should be here this week and that should bring us some extra strength.”

Hornchurch go into the clash on the back of some good form in the league and Essex T20 Cup as they picked up 20 points with a six-wicket victory against Southend-On-Sea before dealing them another blow in the first game of the T20 on Monday as they won by 26 runs.

Hornchurch then sealed a five-wicket victory against Chingford in the quarter-final – and will now face Brentwood in the semi-final!

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