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McFarlane: Point the least we deserved

PUBLISHED: 16:06 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:06 07 April 2015

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Last minute George Purcell free-kick rescued draw for Hornchurch

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane believes his team were well worth a point in their 2-2 draw with local rivals Billericay Town.

Tobi Joseph had put the Urhcins into a 29th minute lead before Town struck twice to go infront.

It looked as if Billericay would take all three points before George Purcell salvaged a draw for his team with a bullet of a free-kick in the final minute of the game.

“When you’re in control of the game, which we were at 1-0, it’s hard to pick yourself up,” said McFarlane.

“Knowing where we are in the league and the situation we are in, it showed tremendous character from the team and we deserved a draw.

“George’s free-kick was like a rocket. He hits it with so much power it can be hard to judge and he beat an experienced goalkeeper.”

The draw with the Blues came just 48 hours after a 4-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers Tonbridge Angels.

But McFarlane feels the scorline in that match was not a true reflection of the game.

“It wasn’t a 4-0 game. Anyone who watched it would have seen that it was a lot closer than that,” said the Hornchurch chief.

“We were probably the better side but our problem all season has been scoring. They had four chances and took them. We had six and took none.

“To top it off they were able to capitialise on our defensive errors.”


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