Hornchurch manager McFarlane delighted with dominant victory against Norwich United

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 September 2017

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane looks on (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane looks on (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch continue to set the Bostik North alight after cruising to their seventh straight league victory with a 2-0 win at Norwich United, writes Jacob Ranson.

Unbeaten Urchins picked up their 11th win in all games thanks to goals from defenders Nathan Cooper and Kenzer Lee in front of a crowd of 89 at Plantation Sports Centre on Saturday.

And boss Jim McFarlane couldn’t be more pleased with how his team are performing, but admits they should have won by more.

“Saturday was probably the most one-sided game I’ve ever been involved with, how it didn’t end up 10-0 I’ll never know,” he said.

“We missed so many chances, but from the very first goal we were always in control of the game and even at 2-0 it was very comfortable, so I’m delighted.”

Former centre-back McFarlane admitted it was pleasing to see his defenders chipping in with important goals as well, adding: “It pleases me more than you know, being an ex-defender!

“Nathan has popped up with a couple this season already and so has Kenzer.

“I think if you give them the right ammunition and the delivery, they could both end up with 10 goals this year quite easily.”

The long-serving boss believes it’s important they are not relying on a select few players to score, adding: “It’s nice knowing we haven’t got to rely on one person to score like Leon (McKenzie) last year and George (Purcell) the year before, we’ve got other forwards now and also defenders that are going to pop up and nick a goal at important times.”

Hornchurch kept their fifth clean sheet of the season and McFarlane says that is his main ask of his side.

“That’s the most pleasing thing for me, I say to my team every week with the goals we’ve got in the side, if we keep the bare minimum of a clean sheet we’re going to get something from the game.

“I think Sam (Mott) only had one save to make on Saturday and he has been in brilliant form this season He’s playing behind a brilliant back four as well, so long may that continue.”

Next fixtures, Saturday: Hereford (a, FA Cup 3Q); Tuesday: Grays Athletic (h).

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