We’ve a mix of league and cup action at the Camping World Community Stadium tomorrow where one of our youth sides will be hoping to seal their place in the League Cup Final.
That side is the U12s, whose Arun & Chichester League semi-final with Lancing United has been switched from our opponents’ ground to our own artificial pitch due to the recent bad weather. The two sides have already met at Hop Oast this season, when United came out 3-2 winners, and although the Hornets sit three places above them in Division A, United have played four games less and have won their last three. Horsham went on a seven match unbeaten run following that Lancing defeat but were held to a 3-3 draw last weekend by Storrington.
Also in League Cup action are the U14s, who host Division Two AFC Crawley in the quarter-final of the Mid-Sussex League Cup. As leaders of Division One, the Hornets are the highest-ranked side left in the competition and have won every competitive match they have played this season, while Crawley received a bye in the first two rounds.
League points are the prize for our U15 (Amber) and U16s as they entertain Uckfield Grasshoppers and East Grinstead Town respectively, each looking to consolidate their places at the top of their Mid-Sussex league tables. The U15s appear to have the more straightforward task, against an Uckfield side that has yet to pick up a point and were beaten 12-0 by the Hornets on the opening day of the season, while East Grinstead’s U16s are unbeaten in five and, last Sunday, scored nine goals without reply in a League Cup tie with Crawley United.
Away from home the U11s go to Chichester for their latest Winter Cup tie, having lost their first cup match of the season to Worthing last week, 7th placed Horsham U13s take on 6th placed Predators and there’s a top versus bottom clash at Angmering where Ian Scott’s U15s Arun & Chichester League leaders do battle with the local village side.
Sunday’s CWCS schedule in full
09:00 Clubhouse opens
10:00 U14s v AFC Crawley (Mid-Sussex League Cup quarter-final) – Main Pitch
11:30 U12s v Lancing United (Arun & Chichester League Cup semi-final) – Jack Scrase Community Pitch
12:15 U16s v East Grinstead Town (Mid-Sussex League) – Main Pitch
14:00 U15s Amber v Uckfield Grasshoppers (Mid-Sussex League) – Main Pitch
14:00 Norwich City v Arsenal (Premier League) – clubhouse
16:30 Leicester City v Everton (Premier League) – clubhouse