FA Cup: Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says there is more to come from side after beating Brentwood Town

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 August 2017

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

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

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Urchins safely through to first qualifying round after beaten Bostik North rivals on Saturday

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says his team are still yet to hit top gear, despite beating Brentwood Town 2-0 in the FA Cup preliminary round to make it three wins from three at the start of the season.

Urchins progressed to the first qualifying round thanks to a Ross Wall brace against their Bostik North rivals.

The striker opened the scoring in the 63rd minute at Bridge Avenue, before adding a second six minutes from time.

But while victory saw Hornchurch make it three wins and three clean sheets from three games in all competitions this season, McFarlane says there is far more to come.

“It was a case of getting into the hat for the next round and while we’ve won all three games so far this season, we’re still yet to get going,” said the Urchins boss.

“We’re defending well, but I feel there is still more to come from us in attack.

“Brentwood deserve credit, they played well and probably had more of the ball, but we always looked more likely to score.”

Hornchurch are still waiting to discover their opponents following Monday’s draw for the first qualifying round, with Urchins set to visit the victors of the replay between Stowmarket Town and local rivals Romford.

The replay between Town and Boro is due to take place on Wednesday night, but McFarlane knows who he would like to face in the next round.

“I like (Romford boss) Paul Martin and to be fair, I’d rather travel the six miles to Ship Lane than the 70-odd to Stowmarket,” he added.

“Derbies are always exciting and are always games everyone looks forward to.”

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