17 November 2018
Horsham 4 VCD Athletic 0
Vickers fail to fire, as Hornets machine gun down their guests
With seemingly the entire nation rejoicing to the strains of ‘its coming home’, there was no little irony in the fact that The Hornets kicked off their pre-season schedule last night on a neutral venue as they took on old rivals Horsham YMCA at Steyning Town.
Dom Di Paola had virtually a full-strength squad available to him for this match and was able to give everyone a run-out, including a number of trialists, making wholesale changes after the interval with two goals in six second half minutes securing the win. Although unimportant, the victory over our old landlords would have been more comprehensive had two first half ‘goals’ not been ruled out for offside.
The Hornets are next in action on Saturday when they host Lancing Wanderers at Lancing’s Culver Road. Kick-off is at 11am, thus avoiding clashing with the World Cup 3rd/4th place play-off match that afternoon, and admission is free.