Dom Di Paola insisted this Saturday’s Isthmian League match at Haringey Borough will be a “completely different game” compared to last week’s FA Trophy tie at Coles Park.
On Saturday, the Hornets will make their second trip up to North London in just seven days, with the two sides facing off in the league this time round.
Last week’s FA Trophy tie saw Horsham crash out of the competition at the first hurdle, however, with both sides expected to make changes on Saturday, Dom expects it to be a different match.
He said: “It’s a completely different game, it’ll be a different atmosphere, it won’t be like the one last Saturday.
“They are a side with a lot of quality and it’s a tough place to go as well. It’s not the best 3G pitch you’ll ever see, it’s very tight and there’s not a lot of space.
“They’ve got really big lads, but I’ve said it all season, every single game is going to be a challenge and every single game is going to have some real headaches for us to deal with but the boys have done brilliantly.”
This Saturday’s meeting will be the first ever league game between the clubs since Haringey Borough were formed in 1973 following a merger between two clubs; Edmonton and Haringey.
Asked whether our previous loss could spur us on to turn last week’s result around, Dom said: “They’re not going to change how they play.
“They’ve got a way of playing just like we have. All we’ve got to do is defend a little bit better and create more chances, the basic stuff really.
“It does sometimes help because you can try and identify some areas where you can hurt and stop them. We know what we need to do as a team.”
Charlie Harris, who missed a penalty last week, won’t be available for the match after picking up a suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards however the side could be boosted by the return of Will Miles.
The defender has been sidelined since the beginning of October after going off early against Hornchurch with a groin injury.
Dom added: “I’m not going to moan about it because lots of things have gone for us so far this season. We’ve just got to get over this little period of niggly injuries.
“The likelihood is, we’ll have a few changes, but it will be a good challenge, and one I’m looking forward to.”
There are still spaces on the coach available for this game. Departing Hop Oast Park & Ride at 10.45am, for just £13, you too can hang out with the players as we head to North London.
Call 01403 458854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat.
We will also be showing tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup final live at the clubhouse with a hot breakfast also available to give you a perfect start to the day before we make the journey north of the Thames.
Alternatively, if you’re unable to make the trip, you can keep up to date, as usual, with our live Twitter coverage.
Kick off at the CVS Van Hire Stadium, N17 7JP, is at 3pm.