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Hornchurch ready to step it up against Angels

PUBLISHED: 12:09 04 August 2011

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Tonbridge at Bridge Avenue tonight

Hornchurch host Ryman Premier Division rivals Tonbridge Angels in their latest pre-season friendly tonight (Thursday), looking to build on their four-game winning streak.

Urchins have beaten Maldon, Great Wakering, Grays and Harlow to date, without conceding, and boss Jimmy McFarlane has been pleased with progress.

He said: “Three of the teams we’ve played so far have got Premier budgets but I’ve been pleased with all aspects.

“I’ve been very pleased with the new boys who have come in and the application of the lads who were there last year.

“Tonight will be a tough game. We’ve got a few knocks and I won’t risk them, but I’m looking forward to it.

“We always have good games with Tonbridge and it will be more of a realistic guide as to what we’re going to be up against this season.”

Urchins welcome a West Ham XI on Saturday, but have seen their scheduled clash at Heybridge next Tuesday cancelled.

McFarlane added: “They’ve pulled out of our game to play against Essex United.

“The Only Way Is Essex people have put a team together, Paul Shave is involved, and they drew 1-1 with Lewes.

“Obviously the interest they generate, there are going to be a lot of people going to watch them, but it’s late notice for us and has mucked us up a bit.

“Where are we going to get a friendly for next Tuesday at this stage?”


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