Hornchurch boss learns a lot from Aveley workout

PUBLISHED: 09:44 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 06 August 2013

Carl Rook of Hornchurch scored twice last night at Aveley in the 3-3 draw. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Carl Rook of Hornchurch scored twice last night at Aveley in the 3-3 draw. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Pre season friendly: Aveley 3 Hornchurch 3

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane believed he learnt more from last night’s 3-3 draw with Aveley than he had from any other pre-season friendly.

McFarlane used it as a last chance to look at the trialists and he looks set to sign up Ade Yusuff, after the striker scored in the six-goal draw at Mill Field last night.

”That was to look at eight or nine triallists who have been with me all summer and haven’t had the chance and tonight I gave them that chance,” said McFarlane.

“I learnt more tonight than from all the other pre-season games. I knew it was going to be tough and I know what Justin is about, I have known him a long time. I knew he would whip them up and tackles would be flying in but I gave a lot of players a rest, mainly the ones that had been playing a lot recently.”

Carl Rook gave the Urchins the lead after 15 minutes when Aveley goalkeeper Jack Giddens could only push Chris Bourne’s shot out to the striker who had the simple task of tapping in.

Aveley equalised after 37 minutes when the ball was played through to Shane Oakley who slotted neatly past Inigo Echepare.

Parity didn’t last long though as McFarlane’s side regained the lead four minutes before the break when James Love played in Rook whose shot was

That was how it remained at the break but the hosts scored twice inside six minutes to move 3-1 up.

Firstly, Teddy Nesbitt tapped in after Sos Yao had seen a shot blocked and then Yao got on the scoresheet himself.

But with five minutes to go the Urchins secured a share of the spoils when Rook converted from two yards out after the Millers failed to clear Michael Spencer’s corner.

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