It’s a bumper Monday night for our sides tomorrow as the first team kick-off their second game within 48 hours for the second consecutive week against Carshalton Athletic, while our U18s finally get their league season underway at Three Bridges.
Despite a dominant victory over Wingate & Finchley on Saturday afternoon, the senior side will expect a much tougher test against the Robins who also picked up a win over the weekend.
Paris Hamilton-Downes’ 83rd-minute strike helped claim a 1-0 victory over Corinthian-Casuals on Saturday, lifting Carshalton up to sixth in the table with ten points.
Meanwhile, despite the start of the season being hampered by injuries, two wins from their last two means Horsham are now up in 11th with momentum on their side.
However, news that the injury list is gradually decreasing will be a huge boost. Doug Tuck and Jack Brivio both made second half appearances against Wingate while Kieran Monlouis and Charlie Coppola are also on their way back to full fitness after taking part in the pre-match warm-up.
Last season’s visit to Colston Avenue ended up in our heaviest defeat of the season with a 4-0 loss pushing us out of the play-off picture before the season was cut short.
Carshalton have since lost one of their star players from that game with tricky winger Ricky Korboa being snapped up by League One side Northampton Town over the summer.
But that does little to weaken the Robins’ strong attacking options with three of the four goalscorers from that 4-0 defeat – Ernold Haxhiu, Kershaney Samuels and Omar Koroma – all choosing to stay on for another year.
Tickets for this game are still on sale, and with their previous home fixture selling out, we advise all supporters to get theirs as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Furthermore, tickets can only be bought online as none be sold at the gate.
Tickets cost £11 (Adults), £8 (Seniors) and £3 (U18s) and can be found HERE, along with their COVID-19 safety policies, which we strongly encourage you to read.
Our hosts have also put together a helpful document for visiting fans, detailing all the important information you need to know, and that can be found HERE. Please ensure you read through it before you make the trip.
If you can’t make it, we will have live match updates on our Twitter page as usual, or alternatively, if you’d like to travel somewhere a little closer to home, you can watch our U18s finally get their Isthmian Youth League campaign underway at Three Bridges instead.
Mark Hawthorne’s newly assembled side, which features a mix of 15, 16 and 17-year-old boys have prepared and trained well over the last couple of months during the unusually long COVID-delayed close season.
They have won five of their six friendly matches, although fell to defeat in their first competitive outing when they were edged out of the FA Youth Cup at the Preliminary Round stage, by a narrow 1-0 defeat to Burgess Hill Town.
Tomorrow night’s opponents have three competitive matches under their belt with cup wins over Shoreham and Oakwood U18s in September, and opened their Isthmian League account the week before last with a 3-2 away win over Lewes.
So, it’s a big day for our young Hornets and it would be great to see some fans there to support and cheer them on.
Kick off at Jubilee Field is 7.45pm. Entrance is £5 for adults £3 for seniors, while U16s get in for free.