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Hornchurch boss McFarlane wants his side to wake up after Barking defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 January 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane wants his side to wake up and stop giving away points.

New Hornchurch signing Christian Assombalonga (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)New Hornchurch signing Christian Assombalonga (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The Urchins saw their five match unbeaten run come to an end as they fell 1-0 to local rivals Barking thanks to a late winner from substitute Albert Levett at Bridge Avenue.

“We’ve got to start waking up everyone comes here and raises their game, we’re top of the league, everyone wants to beat us,” McFarlane said.

“We’ve got to learn to deal with it, we can’t keep giving sob stories.”

McFarlane admits he’s not happy with getting nothing from the match and is struggling to believe with all the fire power in his squad how they haven’t scored.

“I’m absolutely devastated, but I don’t think we deserved to lose game, I mean we basically kept them in their own half throughout the second-half.

“What I can’t work out is we’ve got George Purcell, Leon McKenzie, Christian Assombalonga, Bradley Warner, Theo Fairweather-Johnson, Tobi Joseph and we can’t muster up a goal.

“That’s the most disappointing thing for me and we’ve given away a poor goal.”

The Urchins have failed to win in their last two matches as they drew 0-0 against high-flying Dereham Town on Saturday before falling to Barking last night.

“The performance wasn’t great, but we were the better side throughout the 90 minutes in my opinion, we were never under any threat and then we just give an awful goal away.

“Saturday we played really well at Dereham and their goalie just kept them in it, so we took the point, and we should have taken a point against Barking.

“We got lazy and gave a sloppy goal away.

“We never really got going, I thought we were the better side, but we lost 1-0 so that makes no difference as we got nothing from the game.”

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