Horsham Football Club An FA Charter Standard Club

FA Vase record

The Hornets’ decline in fortunes during the early 1980s saw them no longer eligible to participate in the FA Trophy and were thus entered in to the FA Vase, a competition open for those clubs playing below Step Four of the Non-League system. Although the third round was reached in their debut season, Horsham crashed out in emphatic style courtesy of Leyton-Wingate whose 8-0 triumph became the club’s heaviest in the competition. There was some overdue success in the 1986/7 campaign when the last 32 was reached only to succumb to eventual semi-finalists Collier Row in a replay but, such was Horsham’s luck with this knock-out competition that even a victory went against them when Paul Crimmen’s ineligibility came to light after a 2-1 win over Whitehawk in 1990 and the club was expelled from the tournament.

Full FA Vase record:

1981/2 Hastings Town (h) 3-3 PR, Hastings Town (a) 3-2 PRr, Banstead Athletic (h) 2-1 R1,Becton United (h) 3-0 R2, Leyton-Wingate (a) 0-8 R3
1982/3 Brockenhurst (h) 1-1 PR, Brockenhurst (a) 0-1 PRr
1983/4 Peacehaven & Telscombe (a) 2-1 PR, Tunbridge Wells (h) 2-4 R1
1984/5 East Grinstead (a) 1-1 PR, East Grinstead (h) 5-1 PRr, Cray Wanderers (a) 0-2 R1
1985/6 Godalming Town (h) 1-2 PR
1986/7 Farleigh Rovers (h) 5-2 PR, Petersfield United (h) 2-1 R1, Greenwich Borough (h) 2-1 R2, Hertford Town (h) 2-1 R3, Collier Row (h) 0-0 R4, Collier Row (a) 1-3 R4r
1987/8 Crockenhill (h) 4-0 R1, Southall (a) 3-2 R2, Chertsey Town (a) 0-3 R3
1988/9 Eastbourne Town (h) 1-4 R2
1989/90 Oakwood (a) 1-0 R1, Hailsham Town (a) 1-3 R2
1990/1 Whitehawk (h) 2-1 Q1 Horsham expelled after fielding an ineligible player
1991/2 Cove (h) 5-1 PR, Oakwood (h) 1-0 R1, Littlehampton Town (h) 2-2 R2, Littlehampton Town (a) 1-0 R2r, Wimborne Town (a) 0-1 Q3
1992/3 Pagham (h) 2-1 PR, Banstead Athletic (a) 3-4 R1
1993/4 Lancing (a) 1-2 PR
1994/5 Worthing United (a) 4-0 PR, Cobham (a) 3-2 R1, Malden Vale (h) 1-1 R2, Malden Vale (a) 3-1 R1r, Tiverton Town (a) 1-4 R3
1995/6 Crockenhill (h) 3-0 Q2, Hassocks (h) 6-3 R1, Falmouth Town (h) 0-2 R2
1996/7 Farnham Town (a) 3-1 Q2, Ashford Town Mx (a) 0-1 R1
1997/8 Beckenham Town (h) W/O Q2, Ramsgate (h) 0-1 R1
1998/9 Canterbury City (h) 0-2 Q2
1999/00 AFC Totton (a) 1-3 Q2
2000/1 Pagham (h) 4-0 Q1, Egham Town (h) 3-1 Q2, Hassocks (a) 2-2 R1, Hassocks (h) 2-1 R1r, Herne Bay (h) 5-2 Q2, AFC Totton (a) 1-3 Q3
2001/2 Chichester City United (h) 1-3 Q2
2015/16 Epsom & Ewell (h) 3-0 Q1, Selsey (a) 3-0 Q2, Steyning Town (a) 0-1 R1

Key: PR – Preliminary Round, Q1 – 1st Qualifying Round, Q2 – 2nd Qualifying Round etc, R1 – 1st Round, R2 – 2nd Round etc.