Outstanding displays recognised by League
Our recent excellent form has not gone unnoticed by the Bostik League hierarchy, who have twice acknowledged our achievements in the League’s latest monthly awards programme. October produced some outstanding results but it was for our terrific 3-0 FA Trophy success against Premier Division Corinthian-Casuals that the club has been awarded the Performance of the Month, a display that Dom Di Paola labelled the best since he arrived at the club. The League statement read:
“When Corinthian-Casuals arrived at Culver Road in the FA Trophy they were in good form, with three wins from their previous four matches. It counted for nothing, however, as Dom Di Paola’s side walloped three goals past them to record a famous victory. Joe Shelley, Rob O’Toole and Jack Brivio did the damage, recording a marvellous victory for the Hornets in what would go on to be a marvellous month.”
At the heart of it all, of course, is manager Dom and his efforts haven’t gone unnoticed either, with the October Manager of the Month award for the South East Division heading his way in the coming weeks. “It’s a marvellous time to be a Horsham fan” continued the League’s official website. “With a new ground being constructed and a team that never knows when its beaten, Dominic Di Paola’s men have come from behind to win so many times this season that opponents might think they are better off giving the Hornets a goal start! October saw them play three league matches, winning two and drawing one, but it also saw them win two matches in the FA Trophy – one of them against Premier Division Corinthian-Casuals – and take higher level Poole Town to a replay in the FA Cup. Congratulations Dom!”
And so say all of us. With Dom taking his team to Storrington tonight for a Parafix Sussex Senior Cup tie, we’ll all be hoping that the famed Manager of the Month curse doesn’t strike!