Horsham Amber kicked off their league campaign with a comfortable 12-0 victory at Uckfield. Henry Hazell opened the scoring, tapping home after fine wing play from Max Morris. The impressive Alfie Clifford doubled Horsham’s advantage with a fortuitous long-range shot, before Conner Collcott rifled in after some patient build-up play. Zain Beg netted a quick-fire hat-trick, reacting instinctively to good crosses by Joe Simpkin, Collcott and Charlie Gibson.

Beg was one of four players substituted at the break but Amber were to equal their goal tally in the second half with Collcott and Clifford both scoring again, whilst Hazell completed a hat-trick and Nico Massimo bagged a late brace. The back line, well marshalled by Alfie Furneaux and Joshua Mamo, was rarely threatened. Among the spectators was long-serving coach Steve Bridle, who is slowly recovering after a bad fall. Everyone at Horsham Youth wish Steve a speedy recovery.

Horsham: Will Scurr, Isaac Small, Alfie Furneaux, Joshua Mamo, Max Morris, Charlie Gibson, Alfie Clifford, Henry Hazell, Joe Simpkin, Conner Collcott, Zain Beg Subs: Max Warren, Nico Massimo, Leighton Read, Phelan Jeffery

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