Felpham Colts Athletic provided the opposition for Horsham U11s’ first game after their penalty shoot-out heartache in the playoff for the Autumn Cup. The competition this time was the Winter Cup and the team went out from the start with possession in mind. Jack McMillan began to terrorise the Felpham defence with his pace on the right, delivering countless crosses into the Felpham box, and on three minutes, Charlie little claimed another assist for the season, this time for Harry Long to convert for the Hornets McMillan continued to provide crosses into the box to keep the pressure on the Felpham defence but unfortunately the Horsham attackers struggled to capitalise until Harry turned provider for Charlie who calmly slotted home with his left foot for another goal

Felpham pulled a goal back when they caught the Horsham defence sleeping and slotted home passed the advancing goalkeeper on twenty-three minutes but Dan Baxter continued his goalscoring form when he got himself in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball over the line to make it three for Horsham on the stroke of half-time.

With tired legs amongst the team, changes were made and Will Keeling was introduced and continued to break up play in the midfield and found Tom Wythers and Alfie Russell yet opportunities were unfortunately not taken. A long range free-kick from Harrison Jones was easily plucked by the Felpham goalkeeper, one of many chances that came and went for the home team in the second half, and when the final whistle came there had been no further goals scored by either side so it was Horsham who emerged the victors.

Man of the match Ryan Allen

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