‘Biggest match’ for Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 November 2015

Jimmy McFarlane of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jimmy McFarlane of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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McFarlane prepares for Dereham visit

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane says his side face their ‘biggest match of the season’ as Dereham Town visit Bridge Avenue for a Ryman North clash tomorrow (Saturday).

Urchins have lost their last four matches in four different competitions and were humbled 8-0 at Colchester in the Essex Senior Cup in midweek.

But McFarlane says they have to move on quickly, after losing their last league outing against Romford.

He said: “Concord beat Harlow 8-1 in the Essex Senior Cup the week before and there was the wow factor to the scoreline.

“I’m sure a few people had a chuckle at our result, but there will be no more mention of it now.

“We put it to bed and move on. It’s too important a season for us to dwell on defeats. Saturday is our biggest game of the season.”

Relegated from the Ryman Premier last season Hornchurch currently sit in fourth place, nine points behind 
leaders Cray and with four games in hand, having lost both of their derby meetings with Romford.

And McFarlane admits the 1-0 reverse at home is still giving him nightmares, adding: “Romford still grates on me and we’ve got to put it right on Saturday.

“Dereham are like most sides in this league, young and enthusiastic. We need to settle early, then it’s a different kettle of fish.”

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