Gordon eager for Hornchurch to claim more silverware

PUBLISHED: 07:30 27 August 2018

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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The Essex League Premier Division leaders will seek to win another trophy later this afternoon

Billy Gordon is desperate for Hornchurch to win their second piece of silverware this season when they take on Belhus in the final of the Essex League Cup later today.

The two clubs will do battle for the trophy at Garon Park with 12.30 start planned for the 50-over encounter.

Hornchurch will be big favourites for the tie with the club in the Premier Division and currently in first place.

But Gordon is well aware of the threat the opposition pose, with the North Stifford-based club third in Division One and firmly in the mix for promotion.

The Hornchurch all-rounder said: “I know a few of the Belhus boys, they are an up and coming team and a good side.

“It will be tough and we will need to be at our best to win, but hopefully we can perform well and claim more silverware and then concentrate on the league.”

Although Hornchurch will be without overseas star Muhammad Irfan, who has now returned back to Pakistan, they will still take a strong team to Garon Park.

The last time the Harrow Lodge Park club won the competition was back in 2015 when they defeated Brentwood in a tense final.

Gordon led Hornchurch to T20 success earlier this season, but while they have got to the latter stages of many tournaments over the last few years, getting over the line and their hands on silverware has often been harder.

He added: “We have a strong team to take over there, so hopefully we can win the final.

“It means a lot to the club to win trophies, we haven’t won enough, but hopefully we can add this to the T20 Cup. Everyone is looking forward to the game and it should be another great occasion.”

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