Hornchurch keeper Mott set to make 200th appearance

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 March 2018

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott (Pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott will make his 200th appearance for the club when they face strugglers Cheshunt this weekend.

The Urchins will travel to Theobolds Lane on Saturday (3pm) as they look to bounce back from a two game winless run.

Mott and his team-mates currently lead the league by 11 points with only ten games remaining in the campaign and the 29-year-old admits it’s time to knuckle down.

“It’s very important to get back to winning ways,” he said.

“We only have ten games left and we know the quicker we get wins on the board the better as games will start to run out for other teams.”

The former Welling United shot-stopper revealed it will be a special moment for him on Saturday but believes getting the three points is way more important.

“It will be a special moment for me on Saturday,” Mott said.

“The club have been brilliant ever since I’ve been here so hopefully there is many more to come.

“Getting three points is the biggest thing about Saturday though.”

Mott is under no illusions of the task they face as they visit the 23rd-place club this weekend.

The Ambers recently appointed Craig Edwards as their new manager and their form has picked up since but they still remain just two points ahead of basement club Romford and are desperately scrapping for points.

“It will be a very tough game,” he admitted.

“Cheshunt’s form has picked up in recent weeks and that is definitely because of the influence of Craig Edwards.”

The league leaders will have to be wary of prolific striker Jason Hallet admits Mott who praised the front man.

“Jason Hallet is their danger man, he is a top player and could get in to any team in the league so we will have to be at our best to keep him out.”

Hornchurch will be without manager Jimmy McFarlane, who is recovering from a stroke in hospital, and will have Colin McBride taking charge again this weekend.

“Jimmy is such a big presence so it will be strange not seeing him there for a while.

“All our thoughts are with him and his family and we wish him the speediest recovery possible.

“We’re going to do everything we can to win this league for him as he deserves it more than anyone.”

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