Search

Bostik North: Colin McBride delighted after Hornchurch enjoy ‘great week’ to move one step closer to promotion and title!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 April 2018

Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch scores the first goal for his team and celebrates (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch scores the first goal for his team and celebrates (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Jimmy McFarlane was present to watch the Bridge Avenue club record two crucial wins over the Easter period to go 10 points clear

Elliot Styles of Hornchurch and Michael Murray of Potters Bar (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Elliot Styles of Hornchurch and Michael Murray of Potters Bar (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Colin McBride declared Easter a great time for Hornchurch after the Bostik North leaders secured two vitally important victories.

Urchins earned a hard-fought 1-0 win on Saturday over promotion rivals Potters Bar Town thanks to Kenzer Lee’s sixth-minute goal.

It strengthened the position of the Bridge Avenue club at the top of the table and on Monday they went goal crazy in a clash with Brentwood Town.

With the weather bad, the game was moved to Aveley’s 3G surface at Parkside and Urchins grabbed an emphatic 6-1 victory.

McBride said: “We started off trying to play a different brand of football compared to the Potters Bar game.

“We went into feet a lot more because of the pitch we were playing on and it worked out well, so it was a really good win.

“We trained really well last week and players have to come along to training to make sure they play on a Saturday, but I think we had a couple of good sessions and we took it into the Easter weekend.

“Seeing Jimmy (McFarlane) at both of those games was a big plus for the players and myself and the supporters, so we’ve had a great week, but it all starts again on Saturday.”

Ahead of hosting Potters Bar last weekend, Hornchurch knew a victory for the Scholars could open the door for them to join Bowers & Pitsea in the title hunt.

Jordan Lawal of Potters Bar and Jay Porter of Hornchurch (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Jordan Lawal of Potters Bar and Jay Porter of Hornchurch (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

But Urchins’ 1-0 win, coupled with the thrashing of Brentwood, now has them 10 points clear of the Hertfordshire club and 13 above Bowers.

After a relatively quiet run in front of goal – by their own high standards – Hornchurch found their shooting boots again on Monday against Brentwood.

Goals from Tobi Joseph and Nathan Cooper put the visitors 2-0 up after five minutes, before substitute George Purcell added a third and then Christian Assombalonga took over.

The ex-Dagenham & Redbridge forward scored three second-half goals, before Brenden Cavalier pulled one back for Brentwood in stoppage time.

McBride added: “It was good to see Christian do well and he is a very laid-back character.

“We are still getting used to him and trying to get the best out of him, but he scored a couple of cracking goals.

“We know he is a proper player and on the day we put Brentwood to the sword and played the football we know we can.”

The former Purfleet manager was equally satisfied with the result against Potters Bar and praised the effort of his players.

Although McBride conceded Hornchurch sat back too much in the second half, he was left to reflect on another crucial 1-0 win – having achieved a similar result over Canvey Island weeks earlier.

He said: “Potters Bar could have got within touching distance. I don’t think they would have caught us or can catch us, but they came into the game unbeaten in eight and the form team and I was just so pleased the players did the little things I asked them to do.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

Everyone Active Raiders forward Liam Chong was delighted to play his part in helping to secure an overtime victory over National League leaders Bracknell at the weekend.

Yesterday, 16:00

Coasters could have been several goals up before Daggers drew level

Yesterday, 14:00

Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Yesterday, 13:00

St Mary’s Lane club beaten 27-12 by league leaders on Saturday

Yesterday, 10:00

Crow Lane club recorded a 29-17 success on Saturday

Yesterday, 09:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton admitted he was disappointed to have only one fixture at the weekend.

Mon, 17:00

Hornchurch attacking midfielder Bradley Warner has left the club to reportedly re-join Bostik North outfit Bowers & Pitsea.

Mon, 16:00

Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Competitions

A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now