McFarlane hoping to keep run going

PUBLISHED: 10:54 17 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:54 17 March 2015

AFC Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

AFC Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Urchins aiming for third win in a row

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane believes being in the right frame of mind can help his side overcome Lewes in their Ryman Premier clash.

The Urchins head into the match with the Rooks two points clear of the relegation zone after victory in their last two games.

McFarlane believes that streak can continue at home on Tuesday as long as the Bridge Avenue side approach the fixture in the correct manner.

“If we can conduct ourselves like we have done recently I don’t see why we can’t win three in a row. That’s how we are looking at it,” said McFarlane.

“As long as we don’t take it lightly, we will do well. We have gone into every game working as hard as we can recently.

“If we are able to do that again against Lewes then the result should come for us.”

Successfully collecting three points against the East Sussex side would move Hornchurch above their opponents in the league table.

And McFarlane believes if that does happen his team will receive a huge boost in their bid to avoid relegation to the Ryman North.

“It would be great to move further away from the bottom.I think confidence is one thing that’s underestimated not in football but sport in general,” added McFarlane.

“Some of our players have been low on confidence at times this year and you think they have never played the game before.

“They get it back a few months later and you wonder why they’re not at a higher level. We have to treat every game like a cup final until the end of the season.”

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