The results were almost as perfect as the weather for our younger squads on Sunday, as they registered six wins from seven league and cup matches on another impressive day for Horsham Youth.
Our U17s, who are playing up an age group this season to experience more competitive football, went into their Mid-Sussex League match with basement side Tunbridge Wells Foresters boasting a 100% success rate in all competitions this season and that record continues after controlling the match from start to finish. H Hazel hit a hat-trick to help the Hornets to a 7-1 victory, with J Simpkin, M Warren, N Massimo and Z Beg also on target for the home team.
If it’s goals you’re after then look no further than our U12s, as they took their tally to 27 from just four matches to move into the 3rd round of the WJ Jewel Trophy (County Cup) with a high-scoring 6-4 success over Three Bridges Colts. S Abrehart (2), H Duvergier and J Dodd got on the Horsham scoresheet, with Bridges having the misfortune of scoring two own goals.
The season may only be a month old but the club is guaranteed its first honours of the season as Sunday’s victory over Littlehampton Town means our U11s cannot be caught in the Autumn Coral Cup, with one match yet to be played. The lads hope to be awarded with the trophy when they host Worthing United next weekend.
In the Arun & Chichester League, the U16s lost for only the second time this season when they went down 5-1 at home to an AFC Worthing side that had won all its previous three league games. Horsham’s consolation goal came from K Symonds and, although defeated, manager Ian Scott will take plenty of positives out of a very good performance.
Our U13s don’t appear to suffer from travel sickness as a 4th successive away trip ended the same as the previous three – in victory for the yellow and greens. This weekend found them at the coast, where they took on a Littlehampton side that had become the first side to take points off Worthing Town last Sunday. However, the hosts could find no answer to the goalscoring talents of P Tatum, who followed up last week’s double hat-trick by scoring five on Horsham’s nine unanswered goals, S Murahwa (2), B Shorey and L Potter netting the others.
Also on the road were our U14s, who played their second league match of the campaign at Climping Rangers and came away with a 4-0 win, courtesy of goals from A Street-Williams, L Medrow, H Marshall and E Evans. And there were four goals for our U16s, who were in Mid-Sussex League Cup second round action at Haywards Heath, running out 4-1 winners to go through to the last eight thanks to goals from L Jones, A Maguire, S Berry and S Zagdouni.