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Hornchurch boss admits they can have no excuses for long trip to Mildenhall

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:03 28 November 2017

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch make the long trip north to Mildenhall Town as they look to remain unbeaten on the road in the Bostik North this season.

The Urchins face the strugglers at Recreation Way this evening (7.45pm) as they look to bounce back to winning ways after drawing 2-2 against Tilbury on Saturday.

Manager Jim McFarlane admits there can be no excuses from his side despite the long distance.

“There are no excuses we’ve been on long journeys before, we’re still unbeaten away from home, which is a fantastic record,” he said.

“You prepare the same for every game, the only problem is the boys that work in the city struggle to get out and they’re rushing around and it is what it is, that’s non-league football.”

The boss revealed the league is in their hands and they must take advantage of that starting tonight.

“The top six all lost on Saturday, Maldon have come into the play-offs, and I think we’re one point off the top now with four games in hand, so it’s in our hands.”

The club will be without captain Elliot Styles for the clash as he serves a suspension for being sent off in their 1-0 victory against Ware last week at Bridge Avenue.

Goalkeeper Sam Mott is a doubt after picking up a knock against Tilbury on the weekend, but they’ll be hoping he’ll be fit and available for selection, while Brad Warner missed Saturday due to illness and could return.

While, striker Leon McKenzie will return from his suspension, that rule him out of the clash against Tilbury.


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