Horsham’s U13s welcomed Worthing Minors to a very muddy, sticky Southwater pitch for the first league action of this New Year. The young Hornets started really brightly, creating a few chances in the first few minutes of the half, and it was in the third minute that they struck gold when a great square pass from George Southall Nash found Zach Jeanes who slotted the ball home. This boosted the yellows, who kept knocking on the Worthing door creating chance after chance but a combination of mistimed runs, dubious decisions and very good goalkeeping the score stayed at the solitary goal for most of the first half. It was late on in the half that Horsham took control when Zach turned provider this time, playing the ball in for Luke Harrison to snatch the yellows’ second, allowing them to lead 2-0 at half time.
The second half started off very similar to the first with the Yellows dominant, and in the second minute Finley Duneclift worked the ball into birthday boy Cameron Cox who smashed home a third for the Hornets. Horsham kept probing, creating lots of chances, but the Worthing ‘keeper was extremely brave, making good saves and taking several knocks in the proceeds. It was midway through the second half that Horsham put the game to bed, this time a wonderful top corner effort from Luke Harrison which would not disgrace any goal of the season contenders. This comfortable score line allowed the management to tinker with roles and personnel which saw the match draw to a close with Horsham winning 4-0.
Manager Paul Brown was very happy “we set the boys instructions at the start and they carried these out very well. The pitch was difficult to play on, muddy through the middle that forced us to get the ball wide, which we did well. The score could have been more but the important goal was getting the three points, we did that and now we must focus on our next game. Keep getting the three points and push us on to chase down the current leaders to really make for an exciting and nervous run in. Six games to go, the boys must stay focussed and clear on what we would like to achieve!”
Horsham: Monty Watson-Price, Cameron Cox, Danny White, Finley Duneclift, Jack New, Joe Sherwood, Luke Harrison, Stan Berry, George Southall-Nash, Zachary Jeanes, George Bowler
Substitutes – Theo Brown, Jasper Butterfill, Denis Light, Ethan Nylon-Lwin.
Domino’s Man Of the Match
Supporters – Cameron Cox & Luke Harrison
Managers – Stan Berry