Sunday 17 September 2017
Arun & Chichester League Cup 1st round
Horsham U13 Green won a hard-fought Challenge Cup match against Worthing United Colts on Sunday, scoring in each half to earn a victory by two goals to one. Horsham’s first goal came in the fourth minute as Mario scored from Dan’s corner kick after good play by Harrison and Cameron. Worthing had a strong spell for five minutes, their attacks resulting in four shots; the two on target blocked by Tate and Cameron and Louis did well to come off his line and close down an opponent so the shot went wide. Horsham put in some good defensive work with the back four covering each other well.
At the other end, a series of Horsham attacks resulted in four chances. Sam headed Dan’s cross over the bar and then forced a save from the Worthing ‘keeper a minute later. Adam had a shot blocked and Bernard had an effort from long range tipped over the bar by the ‘keeper. However, Worthing’s next move paid off as they scored from a corner in the twenty-third minute. After the restart, Horsham successfully defended two further Worthing attacks with a save from Louis and another block by Tate. Horsham responded well, though, resulting in two shots in succession from Sam; the first over the bar and the second on target but blocked. One goal each, then, at half time.
Horsham had the better of the second half with seven shots to Worthing’s two. There were scoring chances by Mario, Cameron (three), Harrison and Dan, with Louis saving both of the shots from Worthing. The winning goal was scored by Horsham in the fifty-fourth minute. Dan received the ball from Cameron outside the box on the left side, dribbled inside, shot and scored a fine winner. The whole team battled well for the remainder of the match and were tested by some tough challenges from Worthing. At the final whistle, though, a deserved win for Horsham.
Manager Ian Scott commented: “This was a tough game. We played very well as a unit, the defenders kept it tight, but we could have taken more chances…2-1 doesn’t really reflect the possession in the game.”
Man of the Match: Tate