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PUBLISHED: 08:51 29 November 2011

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane looks on (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane looks on (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Hornchurch hunt league points

Tuesday (7.45pm)

Ryman Premier Division

Hornchurch v Hendon

After the highs of their 5-0 FA Trophy triumph at Thurrock on Saturday, Urchins return to the bread and butter of their promotion drive at Bridge Avenue tonight.

And manager Jimmy McFarlane is under no illusions for the visit of Hendon, who battled to a goalless draw at Cray on Sunday.

“It will be our toughest game of the season,” he said.

“Hendon have been a bit of a bogey side for us, but we’ll get the boys going again.

“We look like scoring goals and our back four has been excellent all year.”

Hornchurch had to settle for just a point against Carshalton last Tuesday, after a 1-1 draw, and will be looking to improve a home record of 11 points from a possible 24.

Frankie Curley returns from a one-game suspension, but Elliot Styles remains “about a week” away due to injury, while Dave McSweeney faces longer on the sidelines.

Ryman Premier rivals Aveley head to Witham Town for an Essex Senior Cup tie, meanwhile.

The Millers, beaten by Billericay in last year’s final, have won successive matches under new boss, the former Urchins midfielder Lee Hodges.

And they will hope to make it a hat-trick to seal their place in the quarter-finals.


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