29 April 2018
Hornets set for play-off test
U13 Greens keep promotion hopes alive with final day win
Supporters looking for a Sunday football fix should get themselves down to Southwater Leisure Centre tomorrow where two of our sides are in action as the youth section concludes its 2017/18 programme.
First to play are the U16s Invitation Cup finalists, who will be hoping to sign off with a victory after a poor run of form that has seen them fail to score in their last three games and are winless since putting eight past Worthing Minors at the end of February. They host a Rustington side for whom victory would see them finish third in Division A of the Arun & Chichester League, while the Hornets need to win to avoid the possibility of finishing bottom of the table. With Lancing Rangers and Worthing Minors two points below them, and both facing difficult away matches tomorrow, a failure for either of them to pick up the three points would ensure the wooden spoon doesn’t come the way of Adam Hartley’s side. Kick-off is 10am.
That’s followed at 1230 by a big promotion play-off match between Horsham’s U13 Greens and Worthing Town White. Both teams ended the season with an identical record of eight wins, two draws, and four defeats to finish joint-second but with only one side able to earn promotion to Division A alongside champions Littlehampton Town, the match really is a ‘winner take all’ affair. Ironically it was Ian Scott’s side’s victory over Worthing Town last Sunday that kept the Hornets’ promotion hopes alive but, having drawn 3-3 at home to the seasiders earlier in the season, it promises to be an evenly-fought contest. Whatever the result, it has been a great campaign for Ian and the lads, with the side having been almost completely rebuilt last summer and finally emerging from the shadows of Tony Massimo’s U13 Amber squad.
So if you’re at a loose end this Sunday, why not get along to Southwater Leisure Centre? Both the U13s and U16s would love your support.