14 November 2018
Hop Oast update
A round-up of the progress so far, and our expectations for the future
Our table-topping U13s went goal crazy again this weekend when, following up last Sunday’s 11-0 success at Chichester, they hit ten past Barnham Trojans to make it six wins on the bounce. It was pleasing to see the goals shared throughout the team with Luke Harrison, Nathan Jones and Frankie Mills each scoring twice and Stan Berry, Cameron Joste, George Southall-Nash and Finley Duneclift chipping in with a goal apiece. The U14s faced a testing trip to league leaders Chichester City and were unfortunate to concede two own goals in a first half that saw them turn around 4-0 down. But a spirited second half display saw Dan Woodward reduce the deficit and another effort was cleared off the goal-line before Chi netted again in the closing moments.
Our U12s were also on the road, making the journey to Worthing United where they put five past the home ‘keeper, conceding just the one in reply to keep them top of Division A of the Arun & Chichester League. The Hornets’ goalscorers were Bailey Moyo (two), Sonny Barton, Markos Panoutsos and Luke York. Horsham U14 Amber saw their first competitive action in four weeks so it was unsurprising that they were a little rusty in their afternoon kick-off down at Bognor but they worked really hard to get the result, secured with a last-gasp winner from Max Warren after goals from Zain Beg and Joe Simpkin had seen the match tied at 2-2.
Our thanks to everyone who braved the showers in support of our sides today.
Details reports on these matches will appear on the youth page on Monday.