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Hornchurch boss McFarlane says they must start turning draws into wins

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 04 September 2018

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

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

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says his side must start turning draws into wins if they want to be successful this campaign.

The Urchins were pegged back for a fifth consecutive draw as they drew 1-1 with Carshalton Athletic at Bridge Avenue on Saturday.

An early goal from George Purcell gave them the lead going into the break but Jerson Dos Santos scored in the second-half to earn his side a share of the spoils.

“The positives are we still are unbeaten but the negatives are we can’t keep saying we’re unbeaten because if we carry on going on like that we’ll be in a relegation fight by Christmas.

“We need to start picking up wins it’s as simple as that.”

Boss McFarlane admits it feels like De Ja Vu after another draw but is disappointed as his side dominated the first-half of the match.

“They are indeed, but I thought we were comfortable up until half-time and I didn’t say to change anything at half-time.

“I know everyone becomes a football expert and says what happened you dropped deep, but sometimes you can’t dictate what happens, the other team they obviously got a talking to at half-time.

“We were comfortable and it was always going to be us rather than them, did we drop maybe, but sometimes you can’t determine what is going to happen.

“The disappointing thing for me was how we went as a unit and we’ve got to learn this is a better league with better players.

“Last year we saw those games out for fun and the disappointing thing is no one at the moment has scored a goal against us where we could say we had no input.

“We’ve had an input in every goal scored against us, that’s when it hurts, it’s not ideal but there is a fine line between being lucky every week.

“The only game we didn’t deserve anything was at Enfield and we got out of jail that day.”

The former defender says he’ll learn from their latest match and look to use it as his side look to build on their unbeaten start.

“We need to start picking up wins it’s as simple as that but I’ll learn from today and I’ve learnt something from every game so far because every team has brought something different.

“But I thought they were ready made for us the way they set-up, their formation, even in the first-half as dominate as we was their quality in the box was better than ours.

“We put seven crosses in during the first-half and they put two but their two were ones where you held your breath.”

McFarlane also confirmed Sean Marks and Tobi Coker both missed the match through injury.

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