20 October 2018
Horsham 3 East Grinstead 1
Wasps grounded, as Hornets fly
Having enjoyed the weekend off, a rested Horsham team go into Tuesday evening’s fixture against Sussex rivals Hastings United.
While The Hornets might have enjoyed a free Saturday, results elsewhere in the Bostik League South means The Yellows slipped down the table to 19th. Our opponents Hastings, meanwhile now occupy 15th position after beating Ashford United 3-1 with Callum Davies scoring a hat-trick for The Arrows. The result means Hastings have now gone three games unbeaten, while it was also a first win in their last seven games.
One thing Dom Di Paola will be sure to make clear to his players, will be The Arrows’ ability to score goals. Indeed, they have scored goals in all but one of their games this season, the exception being a 3-0 defeat away at Phoenix Sports in September.
This reverse fixture comes exactly a month after Hastings United entertained Horsham at The Pilot Field, a game in which neither side could enjoy bragging rights as Horsham came from 2-0 down just before the hour mark, before goals from George Landais and a brace from Joe Shelley put the visitors in front two minutes before the end. However Rhys Whyborne salvaged a point for his side and denied The Hornets what would have been a superb comeback win.
The Horsham manager will demand a response from his side after Tuesday evening’s 4-1 loss at Chipstead, after speaking with the West Sussex County Times he labelled the performance as ‘not good enough’, however he admitted performances and overall attitude from his side had improved after October’s 8-0 loss at Cray Wanderers.
Kick off is at 7.30pm.