Urchins look to respond in cup

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 October 2015

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane shows his frustration (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane shows his frustration (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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After losing to their rivals on Tuesday, Hornchurch will look to hit back against Met Police

Hornchurch entertain higher league opposition in the FA Trophy tomorrow (Saturday), but boss Jimmy McFarlane doesn’t believe his side should fear anybody.

Met Police, of the Ryman Premier, make the trip to Bridge Avenue for a first qualifying round clash with Urchins, who are licking their wounds after losing to rivals Romford on Tuesday night.

That defeat came after they had ran National League outfit Boreham Wood close in the FA Cup last weekend, narrowly losing 2-1 to exit the competition just before the first round.

McFarlane said: “Met Police have turned the corner now, but I don’t fear anybody on our day. We went to Boreham Wood in a buoyant confident mood without being arrogant about it. I didn’t fear going there and I don’t fear Met Police coming here.

“But I don’t know who is going to turn up. Will it be the Hornchurch team that played Romford on Tuesday or the one that played so well last weekend? That’s the frustrating thing for me.”

After that Trophy match, Hornchurch visit League One side Colchester United in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup in what appears a fantastic tie on paper, but McFarlane added: “No we haven’t got a good draw. It is not a great one for us to have because we want sides at our level or below.

“Every time we go there they put a lot of first team players in.

“But to do well in a cup you have to beat whoever is in front of you.”

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