Hornchurch handed home tie in FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 11:55 28 November 2011

Michael Spencer scored the fifth goal for Hornchurch at Thurrock (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Michael Spencer scored the fifth goal for Hornchurch at Thurrock (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Urchins must wait for replay result

Hornchurch were this morning handed a home tie in the first round of the FA Trophy, following their 5-0 win at Thurrock on Saturday.

Urchins will host either Farnborough or Bury on December 10, with the two sides due to meet in a replay tomorrow after their 2-2 draw at the weekend.

Boss Jimmy McFarlane said: “It’s not a bad draw is it. It’s not the type of draw where I thought ‘Oh no!’.

“We’re at home, which is good for the financial side of things, but I suppose I would rather we’d gone away.

“But we shouldn’t fear anyone at the moment, whether from our league or above. We’re confident whoever we play.”

Farnborough lie just above Thurrock in the Conference South table, with only four wins in 18 matches.

But they came from 2-0 down to force a replay against Bury, who are currently eight points behind Urchins in the Ryman Premier Division table in seventh place.

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