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Hornchurch boss praises duo

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 August 2016

Michael Pindy of Aveley and James Morrish of Hornchurch in action in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Michael Pindy of Aveley and James Morrish of Hornchurch in action in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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McFarlane happy with Morrish and Lee

Michael Finneran of Aveley and Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch challenge for the ball (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Michael Finneran of Aveley and Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch challenge for the ball (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane praised new boys James Morrish and Kenzer Lee following their FA Cup preliminary round win at Ryman North rivals Aveley.

Substitute Abs Thompson netted the only goal of the game at Mill Field, minutes after coming off the bench, to earn Urchins £1,925 in prize money and a trip to Rushden & Diamonds on September 3.

And McFarlane paid tribute to the industrious Morrish, who returned to the side having missed the midweek win over Haringey Borough.

He said: “James Morrish is a brave boy, that’s why we’ve brought him in. We’ve never had that type of player and he can play. My biggest disappointment in the first half was he was looking to play, but we weren’t available or showing.

“Some of them are lacking in confidence at the moment, after a week that is laughable I know, but that’s how these boys are.

“But James and Kenzer as well, he’s like a racehorse – he just doesn’t stop running and he should have scored.”

Lee saw a good chance to double Hornchurch’s advantage go to waste nine minutes from time as he blazed David Knight’s cross over the crossbar from close range.

But McFarlane backed the youngster to find the target soon and believes the floodgates could then open for him.

He added: “Once they start going in for Kenzer, I think he’ll get a hatful. He virtually scored against Haringey Borough, but Elliot (Styles) tapped it in on the line.

“But I’m pleased with those two (Lee and Morrish). We still have a couple of areas where we need to improve on, but happy and it was good for young Callum (Chafer) to come in and keep a clean sheet in the FA Cup.”

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