Sunday proved to be a terrific day for Horsham Youth, with three of our young sides moving into the next round of the Sussex County Cup and another taking their first steps to a possible second trophy success of the campaign.

Our U16s recorded a most notable victory, overturning a 1-0 deficit to defeat Kent Youth League side Hastings United 4-1 thanks to goals from Diego Carmo, Aden Radojevic, Sam Andrews and Ryan Baldwin, while U15 Amber had little difficulty in seeing off Furngate Hawks in the second round of the Stan Beattie County Cup. Zain Beg led the way with four goals, Josh Mamo added a brace and Isaac Small, Nico Massimo and Max Warren all chipped in with a goal apiece for a final score of 9-0. The Hornets also have home advantage in the next round, in which they will host Hangleton Rangers.

The U12s had a tricky-looking tie at home to Division B leaders Barnham Trojans Red but booked their passage to the fourth round, and a trip to Montpelier Villa, with a 4-1 win. Adam Gregory (2), Daniel Smith-Haggett and Josh Baker were Horsham’s goalscorers. Our U11s were the only side on the road this week, playing away to Felpham Colts in the Winter Cup (Cedar League) where they won through goals from Sam Abrehart, Jack York (2) and Max Plinston.

The only disappointment on an otherwise satisfying day for Horsham Youth was the postponement of U15 Greens’ Arun & Chichester League match with Worthing Dynamos, after their opponents were unable to raise a side. Our U13s and U14s had no fixtures this week.

Pictured: Horsham and Barnham Trojans’ U12s mark Remembrance Day with a minute’s silence ahead of today’s County Cup match on the Jack Scrase Community Pitch

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