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Urchins boss pleased with FA Trophy draw after Ramsgate victory

PUBLISHED: 12:42 01 November 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane during AFC Hornchurch vs Tonbridge Angels, Bostik League Premier Division Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 20th October 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane during AFC Hornchurch vs Tonbridge Angels, Bostik League Premier Division Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 20th October 2018

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane is pleased with their FA Trophy second qualifying round draw against Brightlingsea Regent.

The Urchins will make the trip to their Bostik Premier Division rivals on Saturday, November 10, as they bid to progress into the next round and bag £4,000 in prize money.

Jimmy McFarlane’s side eased into the hat after hitting Bostik South East outfit Ramsgate for six at Bridge Avenue on Saturday.

Braces from Nana Boakye-Yiadom and Sean Marks along with solo efforts from Jordan Clark and George Purcell sealed the comfortable win.

“Sometimes in cup competitions, both the teams think it’s a winnable game, and I think this is one of them.

“We think we can beat Brightlingsea and I bet they’re saying exactly the same.

“The game down there was a tight affair, all I will say is we’re a better team now than when we were down there.

“It will be tough, but winnable.”

He did reveal he was ‘over the moon’ with their comfortable victory over The Rams in the first qualifying round to bag £3,250 in prize money.

“I’m over the moon with any win to be fair,” McFarlane said.

“It was about building confidence and that is one of the biggest things in football, not just football but all sports.

“When you’re confident everything you do you do better, you head it better, you kick it further, you run faster and that’s anyone.

“When confidence is low you play on the back foot, things don’t bounce for you, and it is so underestimated, so it’s my job to pick them up.”

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