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Former Urchins manager McFarlane devastated with Haringey Borough defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 November 2018

AFC Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (Pic: Neil Hood/TGS Photo)

AFC Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (Pic: Neil Hood/TGS Photo)

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Former manager Jimmy McFarlane believes it wasn’t Hornchurch’s worst performance of the season as they lost 3-1 to Haringey Borough in his final match at the club.

A brace from Mark Kirby and another from substitute Anthony McDonald sealed the three points for Borough – despite a late goal from Sean Marks at Coles Park on Saturday.

And McFarlane handed in his resignation the following day after speaking with the Recorder about the match.

“I’m devastated, it wasn’t the worst performance in the world, we just conceded poor goals and at this level you are going to get punished.

“You’re not going to run teams every week, you’ve got to be solid and we wasn’t today (Saturday).

“There isn’t many who came out of that game with any credit and that’s not very often this year that I’ve said that.”

The boss and former Urchins defender was full of praise for Haringey Borough and their manager Tom Loizou.

“They’re a good team; I’m not going to take any credit away from them,” McFarlane said.

“Tom does a fantastic job here and he is one of the nice guys in football.

“They were just better than us in little areas, as we got to the same areas and had the same chances to put good quality in, but we didn’t.

“We only put our first cross in for the Sean Marks goal – that was our first cross of the game.

“It just wasn’t good enough.”

McFarlane also revealed himself and club chairman Colin McBride had been working hard to bring new faces into the squad.

“Colin and I have been trying tirelessly to bring players in, it’s not easy.

“For whatever reason we’re struggling and losing out on some players at the moment – not always financial, sometimes it’s that people are settled.”

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