Hornchurch boss McFarlane delighted with recent run
PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 November 2017
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Hornchurch boss Jim McFarlane is delighted with his side's recent form as they roared to three consecutive wins and clean sheets.
The Urchins sealed a 1-0 victory against Ware on Tuesday on the back of a 2-0 win against Hertford Town on Saturday.
Brad Warner’s late goal helped 10-man Hornchurch to three points after Elliot Styles was sent off in midweek.
Urchins won 4-0 when they met Ware at Wodson Park only 10 days earlier, but had to wait until six minutes from time before Warner struck to earn them their third win on the spin and McFarlane believes it’s what they needed after a recent rocky patch.
Hornchurch are now two points behind leaders Dereham Town, with four games in hand, ahead of a trip to Tilbury on Saturday.
“I’m over the moon you know. To score seven goals in three games and concede none, and pick up nine points, it has been brilliant and exactly what we needed,” said McFarlane.
“I said before we went away to Ware we need to start picking up points again and I must admit the league table is looking very pretty at the moment for us.”
Manager McFarlane praised Warner after the attacker netted in both their Ware and Hertford victories to take his tally to 10 so far this campaign.
“Brad has picked up a bit now, we all had a dip together I think and that was the problem,” he said.
“With Brad the better he plays, the harder he works and the more goals he scores, but his goal on Saturday against Hertford was a fantastic ball, a great run and an even better finish.
“I’m delighted with what he’s doing at the moment.”
The long-serving boss also had plenty of praise for his defensive unit of goalkeeper Sam Mott, full-backs Alex Bentley and Jay Porter, as well as his centre-back pairing of Kenzer Lee and Nathan Cooper.
“I have said this before – I think we’ve got the best goalie and best defence in the league,” added McFarlane.
“With those five behind you, you’ve always got a chance and I think we’ve only conceded nine goals now, which is an unbelievable achievement.”