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McFarlane wants Urchins to get results they deserve

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 February 2015

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

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

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Bridge Avenue boss discusses two important fixtures this week

Hornchurch striker George Purcell (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Hornchurch striker George Purcell (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane has called on his team to start making sure their performances get the results they deserve ahead of two more ‘massive’ Ryman Premier clashes coming up this week.

Urchins travel to face basement boys Bury tomorrow (Saturday) before welcoming Leatherhead to Bridge Avenue on Tuesday.

Junior Luke of Hornchurch tangles with Jeremy Walker of Concord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Junior Luke of Hornchurch tangles with Jeremy Walker of Concord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

McFarlane admits every game is a six-pointer now, but has been encouraged with Hornchurch’s performances of late, despite them suffering defeats to Concord on Tuesday and Billericay a week earlier in cup competitions this month.

“They are all must-win games. We have to win now. Draws don’t mean anything,” said McFarlane.

Frustration for Junior Luke of Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Frustration for Junior Luke of Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

“Every game is massive and they are all six-pointers until we are out of this relegation battle.

“The results over the last two or three games haven’t matched the performances we have put in. We were brilliant at Billericay, but just didn’t take our chances and the other night we were good too.

“We just need to make sure the next 15 games, we are not going to be super duper in all of them, but we need to make sure the results match our performances.”

Hornchurch’s first task is to visit Bury tomorrow, but McFarlane insists his team do not fear going away from home.

Urchins then host Leatherhead and the attacking options they have are impressive.

“When we played them at the start of the season and lost 2-1 they gave us a tough game,” McFarlane added.

“They took their chances and I was a bit surprised, with the fire power they have got, that they went on a bit of a dip lately.

“I guess every team does, but they have got a bit of everything up front because they have experience, but they have movement and pace as well.

“I don’t know what Bury’s home record is like this season, but it is always a tough place to go and it is always wet!

“It is soggy in August so God knows what it is like now with all the rain we have had. But we don’t feat going away and our away record has always been good.”


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