Horsham U14 Amber need just a point from Sunday’s match with Chichester City to make it a clean sweep of Arun & Chichester League titles for the Hornets’ youth sides after seeing off mid-table Littlehampton Town last night. After the weekend’s glorious weather there was a different feel to this midweek fixture, with a chill in the air and brollies at the ready as protection against an unwelcomed April shower. Littlehampton came into this penultimate match of the season hoping to pick up the points that might help them secure a top half finish, and would have been eager to atone for a 10-1 defeat in February’s reverse fixture.

League officials were among a good-sized crowd that gathered at Southwater Leisure Centre to cheer on both sides and they saw Horsham come quickest out of the blocks, scoring twice inside the opening ten minutes. The home side were camped in Littlehampton’s half and applying plenty of pressure, which paid off with another goal before half-time. Having regrouped for the second half, and with the rain now mercifully stopped, the goals kept coming for the Hornets to the frustration of the visitors whose own few half chances were all snuffed out by a strong defence. Five further goals were added after the break, all for Horsham, to make a final score of Horsham 8 Littlehampton Town 0 and maintain Tony Massimo’s side’s unbeaten league record.

Huge thanks to Sam Packham who marked out the pitch. It was much appreciated.

Goalscorers: Connor Collcutt (3), Zain Beg (2), Max Warren, Philip Katraouzos, Sam Henderson.

On Sunday Horsham face a mouthwatering championship decider when they host Chichester, who sit just two points behind them in second place. The match will kick-off at Southwater Leisure Centre at 10am and should be a cracker!

 

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