4 November 2018
Horsham U13s 1 Bognor Regis Town 0
Horsham through in the cup after tough Bognor test!
A sunny Sunday saw Horsham Youth U13s welcome Chichester City Greens to Southwater for this fourth match of the league campaign. Chichester caused the yellows some issues during the early exchanges but the Hornets ‘keeper and defence stood firm. With Finley out wide he found himself cutting in from the right, slipping the ball across the six yard box to Joe Sherwood who fired in for the home side. This move calmed the yellows down and the passing started to cut Chichester open. Finley worked wide to cross in for Horsham skipper Luke Harrison to bundle the ball home, 2-0. On the stroke of half-time Nathan Jones slipped the ball wide for Finley to play the ball back to Frankie Mills, who fired a fine left foot shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-0 to Horsham at the break.
The second half saw changes but this did not stop the Horsham flow. Luke played Nathan Jones through who steered the ball past the Chichester keeper and, from the Chichester restart, the Hornets applied good pressure with Jasper finding George Southall-Nash who slotted home for the yellows’ fifth goal. Further changes allowed Chichester to take advantage of the initial confusion and grab a consolation goal but. with only a few minutes. left Jack New played a clever ball through the Chichester defence for Stan Berry to grab another Horsham goal, securing the game with a 6-1 victory.
Gaffer and coaches were in happy mood as they applauded the squad for getting to grips with the tough pitch conditions. Skipper Luke Harrison confirmed that “we did not start well. We struggled to control the ball and move it quickly so the boys were getting slightly frustrated.”
Manager Paul Brown added “we unfortunately did not get our warm-up routine working well and this seemed to show as the boys were slightly off the pace early on. But with a switch of sides from our wing-backs, we started to control the match. Finley was superb on the right side, setting up the three first half goals. From there we controlled the game and were comfortable, even with the changes we made, so overall the coaches and I are very happy.”
Horsham: Monty Watson-Price, Danny White, Cameron Cox, Ethan Neylon-Lwin, Theo Brown, Finley Duneclift, Luke Harrison, Joe Sherwood, Nathan Jones, Stanley Berry, Frankie Mills
Subs: Jack New, Denis Light, Jasper Butterfill, Rylan Shickell, George Southall-Nash.
Domino’s Man Of The Match
Supporters’: Joe Sherwood
Manager’s: Danny White