The weather threatens to be the big winner tomorrow but we have donned our optimistic hat and taken a look at what lies in store for the Hornets’ youth teams, should the Gods decide to smile upon us all.
Sadly just two of our sides will have the relative security of seeing their match go ahead, with our U15 Ambers hosting Premier United on the 3G pitch at The Hop Oast ground and the U11s taking on Chichester City Colts. And what a match that first one promises to be, with the sides in first and second places respectively in the First Division of the Mid-Sussex League. The two were due to have met last weekend but Premier’s pitch was deemed unplayable, as were all the matches involving their rivals last Sunday, meaning Horsham hold a slender one point advantage over the Seaford-based side who have played a game more. Over on the Jack Scrase Community Pitch, the U11s will be looking to take their fine Development League form into the knockout competition when they host Chichester in an Ernie Piper Presidents Cup tie.
In the Arun & Chichester League our U12s can leapfrog Worthing Town Blue with victory over the seasiders at Palatine Park, the U13s could climb as high as second if they win at bottom club Ferring Brazilian Masters and other results go their way, while Ian Scott’s runaway U15 Division B leaders go to Loxwood looking to record their 14th straight league win.
Back to the Mid-Sussex League and its 4th versus 1st as our table-topping U16s go to St Francis Rangers in search of the victory that could stretch their lead to nine points.
Of course with strong wind and heavy rain forecast, we urge you to check all the latest fixture news via our twitter feed @HFCHornets before setting out to watch any of our young sides in action.