17 February 2018
Horsham 2 Phoenix Sports 1
Horsham register first win in four games as they overcome Phoenix Sports at Culver Road
Horsham just love Kent.
Dom Di Paola’s side made it five wins from our last seven matches, as they headed to Sittingbourne to pick up a 1-3 win at Woodstock Park.
The Hornets opened the scoring, somewhat against the run of play on eleven minutes when Tony Nwachukwu lifted the ball over home goalkeeper Harry Brooks, and they doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark, when Toby House scored his fifteenth goal of the season. The home side pulled a goal back three minutes later through Tom Loynes, but were unable to find a way back.
There was late drama when Alfie Rogers was booked for diving in the box in what appeared to be a strong case for a penalty for Di Paola’s side, but Horsham made the scoreline all the more emphatic, deep into stoppage time, when George Landais scored to guarantee the points.
Jim Bravery took on harsh winter weather conditions, a four hour round trip, and a troublesome computer to provide an excellent account of Saturday’s match, while John Lines’ excellent array of match photography is available at our Flickr page.