20 October 2018
Horsham 3 East Grinstead 1
Wasps grounded, as Hornets fly
The Hornets make the long trip to Kent, as we visit Faversham Town, with Dom Di Paola’s side looking to extend their recent good spell to five games unbeaten.
Ironically, Horsham’s last defeat came in Kent, when we fell to a 1-0 loss to Ramsgate in the middle of October, but while historically the county has not been kind in terms of points gained in the Garden of England, optimism will be high amongst Horsham supporters that they can a positive result against The Lillywhites, with our hosts currently in 20th in the division, two places, and two points behind ourselves.
Much like ourselves, the Salters Lane side would have had hoped to improve upon last season’s 10th place finish, yet have struggled to find form with their league form inconsistent, however back-to-back wins against Phoenix Sports and VCD Athletic will have lifted the mood, while midfielder Luke Griffiths has enjoyed a rich vein of form scoring five goals in his last six matches.
Neither side could be separated in the last encounter between the two sides as Liam Wright’s early goal was cancelled out by Josh Stanford during a chilly February evening at Salters Lane. However, in the reverse fixture – exactly a year ago on 5th November – Horsham supporters will recall a more memorable game as we edged out a thrilling contest 4-3 at Gorings Mead, having surrendered a 3-1 lead and drawing before George Branford’s last gasp strike earned Horsham all three points.
For supporters unable to make tomorrow’s game, they can keep up-to-date with everything going on via our social media channels. Kick off at Salters Lane is at 3pm.