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PUBLISHED: 08:31 04 November 2011

Hornchurch's Lewis Smith celebrates

Hornchurch's Lewis Smith celebrates

Trophy test for Urchins


FA Trophy

Harrow v Hornchurch

Urchins boss Jimmy McFarlane says his side should not fear anyone at the moment.

A 4-0 win at Lewes last weekend was their sixth away success in seven Ryman Premier Division outings and kept them on top of the table, until Billericay’s midweek win over Tooting.

Hornchurch head to Harrow in confident mood, despite a one-match ban for the inspirational Lewis Smith.

Andy Tomlinson has returned to the club, following the release of Dave Collis and Donny Barnard, and Urchins will go into this tie as favourites.

McFarlane said: “We’ll give them the respect they deserve.

“We’re better on the road at the moment, for whatever reason I don’t know.

“If the players have the belief that myself and John Purdie have got, we shouldn’t fear anybody.”

Hornchurch have another cup assignment in midweek, when they visit Conference South strugglers Thurrock in the Essex Senior Cup.

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Romford v Heybridge

It’s a mid-table battle at Mill Field this weekend as Romford (11th) host Heybridge (14th).

Boro slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Potters Bar last weekend, but bounced back to beat Braintree in the Essex Senior Cup in midweek.

Manager Paul Martin rotated his squad for the 3-2 success against the Conference club, with Kurt Smith netting a late winner.

And he admits he has got a few hard decisions to make with regards to team selection this weekend.

“We rested six or seven boys and they’re probably now expecting to play against Heybridge,” said Martin.

“Hopefully this will give a few of them a kick up the backside. We’ve been stuck on 19 points for a while and I want to get away from that.”

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