Looking for a Sunday football fix? The Camping World Community Stadium has it in abundance tomorrow with FIVE of our Youth teams in action!
First up its the turn of our U11s, who will be hoping to kick-off their Ernie Piper President’s Cup challenge after three weeks of postponements. Their opponents are Chichester City, whom Barry Ashton’s side has already defeated in this season’s Autumn and Winter cups. Taking place at the same time, on the main pitch, are our U14s who entertain Marle Place Wanderers. The Hornets sit atop the Mid-Sussex League Division One table with an unblemished record and can take a huge step towards being crowned champions with victory tomorrow, with just five further matches left to play. They enjoyed a comfortable 6-0 win in the reverse fixture, back in September, but may show signs of rustiness having not played since thrashing AFC Crawley Flyers 18-0 on January 26th.
The same applies to our U12s who, along with tomorrow’s opponents Chichester City, have seen their last three matches postponed due to the weather. It should be an interesting tussle between Sam Jones’ mid-table side and third-placed Chi, with the Hornets having won three in a row before the storms came in and Chi picking up maximum points from five of their last six matches.
The U13s will be looking to record their first victory since January 5th when they take on bottom of the table Ferring Brazilian Masters, in a clash that has been switched to the CWCS after the fixture had been twice postponed due to an unfit pitch. With just one more league fixture to come after tomorrow, manager Ben Pugh will want his players to end the season on a high but they have failed to get the better of Ferring in two previous clashes this season, drawing 2-2 in the Arun & Chichester League and going down 4-3 in the League Cup.
With so many matches having been postponed over the past couple of months, U15 Amber are involved in a ‘double header’ with Three Bridges tomorrow in an effort to catch up on outstanding fixtures. This will involve two shortened matches played over a period of 25 minutes each way, with a half hour gap in between. The Hornets are involved in a three-way tussle for the Mid-Sussex title with Premier United and East Grinstead Town and can ill-afford to slip up against 8th-placed Bridges, whose last win came on December 1st.
Our U15 Greens get the weekend off which leaves us with the U16s as the ‘odd man out’ as they are forced to travel to Mid-Sussex League basement side Tunbridge Wells Foresters. Dixie Dean’s side enjoyed a 5-1 win in November’s reverse fixture and will go into the match as favourites, with the Foresters having just the one league victory to their name this season.
So plenty of action for you to enjoy tomorrow and the boys would love to receive your support, so please come on down to the CWCS tomorrow where admission is FREE. The clubhouse will be open, where a fabulous cooked breakfast will be available from 10am, and the fully-licensed bar will be open throughout the day.
09:00 Clubhouse Opens
10:00 Breakfast is available
10:00 U11s v Chichester City – Jack Scrase Community Pitch
10:00 U14 v Marle Place Wanderers – Main Pitch
11:30 U12 v Worthing Town – Jack Scrase Community Pitch
11:45 U15 Amber v Three Bridges – Main Pitch
13:00 U15 Amber v Three Bridges – Main Pitch
14:15 U13 v Ferring Brazilian Masters – Main Pitch
16:30 Arsenal v Everton (Premier League) LIVE on the big screens
As always, we advise you to check our Twitter feed @HFCHornets for updates in case of any alternation to the above schedules