Bostik North: Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane almost brought to tears after gaining promotion
PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 April 2018
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Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane admitted to almost breaking into tears as he watched his side secure promotion to the Bostik Premier League with a 6-1 victory against Witham Town.
The Urchins sealed three vital points thanks to a brace from Bradley Warner and goals from Elliot Styles, George Purcell, Alex Bentley and Christian Assombalonga at Spa Road.
McFarlane’s men will now be hoping to be crowned Bostik North champions when they host Mildenhall Town at Bridge Avenue on Tuesday evening.
“It seemed like it was never going to happen the last couple of weeks, especially for me, but full credit to the players,” McFarlane said.
“The players have got to take the credit for this as they’ve been superb all season and they deserve all the accolades now.”
McFarlane who is currently from a stroke watched on from the stands and his side ran into the stand to celebrate with him on the final whistle.
“It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do in the last couple of months and that was the hardest to hold back the tears, it was very emotional and some of the comment, I was on the edge of having a tear.
“It’s just nice to be back in the Bostik Premier Division.”
The former defender felt it was a good game to watch and is proud of side for improving on an already impressive record.
“It was a good game, funny enough the nervousness was took out of it by early goals, but for the average or neutral spectator they must have really enjoyed that.
“I think someone said that’s four times this year we’ve scored six goals in a game and that’s not a bad record.”
With promotion guaranteed they now need another point to win the title and they’ll be hoping they can achieve that on Tuesday evening.
“The easy bit is done,” he joked.
“Hopefully we can get a big crowd as the club deserves it.
“We’ve just got to show everyone Tuesday why we’ve won the league.”
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