Horsham U11s notched up another win against a very technical, well organised Chichester City. The fixture was rearranged and played on a wet Friday evening under the lights which just added to the excitement of the occasion that saw both teams go into this game unbeaten, with Chichester sitting top of the league.
Both teams started well, enjoying an even amount of possession, but as the first half progressed Horsham gained momentum and managed to take a lead from a long distance strike from Harry Duvergier. With a lead established Horsham then began to take a firm grip on the game and finished the first half 2-0 up thanks to a superb finish by Sam Abrehart.
The Hornets went on to put in a mature performance in the second half with clear instructions from manager Barry Ashton to see out the lead and to not concede, which is exactly what they did. This was helped by an outstanding defensive display by our captain, Ted Jacobs, and centre back Jack York who already seem to be forming a very strong partnership. Horsham’s goalkeeper, Lewis Nason, was rarely tested but looked solid on the occasions he was. Max Plinston continued his scoring ways to make it 3-0 and ultimately secure the win.