29 August 2016
Horsham 3 Lewes 0
Hornets off the mark with victory over old rivals
Darren Boswell looks to have played his final match in a Horsham shirt, having revealed his decision to leave the club on Twitter earlier today. ‘Bozzy’ joined the club in the summer of 2015 from Littlehampton Town, teaming up with his former East Preston manager Dom Di Paola, and went on to play a pivotal role in our Southern Combination Premier Division title-winning campaign in his first season. One of the most skilful players to represent the club in the last three years, his wing play and spectacular goals made him a firm favourite with the supporters and manager alike.
“I’m obviously sorry to see Bozzy go” said Di Paola. “He’s been brilliant for Horsham for the past three years but work commitments this season has made training difficult for him and if you can’t train then it makes it difficult to be selected. We had a chat after Saturday’s game and he admitted that he’s not been enjoying his football this season so he’s decided to step away and think about what he wants to do. He’s thirty or thirty-one and at that age he needs to be playing. It’s sad for me because Bozzy’s been with me for the best part of six years and he’s provided the supporters with some special memories. It goes without saying that he goes with nothing but my best wishes for the future.”
Darren Boswell made 131 appearances for Horsham, scoring 40 goals.