18 June 2019
“I promised I would get him on television!”
John Maggs pays tribute to late president
Horsham’s second game in five days takes us back to Kent to take on a struggling Faversham Town side, who sit in eighteenth place and firmly in a battle to avoid relegation.
The Lillywhites have won just four Bostik League matches all season, drawing four more and losing ten. A 3-1 win a month ago against fellow Kent side Sittingbourne brought short lived joy however when they followed up that win with a 2-2 draw against Phoenix Sports, but back-to-back defeats against Ashford Town (0-4) and Ramsgate (1-0) have seen that optimism evaporate as the season enters the second half. Defeat for the hosts tomorrow against a high-flying Horsham side looking to secure a play-off place may well be another nail in the coffin for the Kent side, who finished nineteenth last season and appear to have made little progress in improving their league standing during this campaign.
For Dom Di Paola’s side, it was a case of a points dropped in their 1-1 draw on New Year’s Day against Guernsey. Having finally taken the lead thanks to Rob O’Toole’s strike, The Hornets were punished for spurning several good efforts during the match and were made to pay late on when Carlos Canha headed in a minute before the end of normal time to frustrate Hornets fans. The point, however, means Horsham go into Saturday’s fixture fourth in the standings, level on points with Whyteleafe, who are third, and Haywards Heath Town in fifth.
The last time the two sides met was in April 2017 at Culver Road when Horsham’s campaign petered out as we fell to a 0-3 loss in a disappointing performance. However The Hornets fared better in the reverse and last season’s corresponding fixture as we ran out 1-2 winners at Salters Lane thanks to goals from George Landais and Liam MacDevitt.
We kick off at Salters Lane at 3pm.