Still buzzing from the weekend? The action continues to come thick and fast as we host Cheshunt in the second match of this week’s home triple header, tomorrow night.

While, somewhat understandably, coming down from a high such as Saturday is no easy feat, it is equally necessary as we get back to serious business with three important league points at stake.

Because, as great as our FA Cup form has been, our league season tells a wholly different story. Five points from eight games sees us stuck in 21st place, with a 21-goal difference to basement side Leatherhead keeping us off bottom of the pile.

It’s been ten days since our last Isthmian Premier Division outing, a 3-1 home defeat to Potters Bar Town which manager Dom Di Paola described as “really poor.”

He said: “On the day we deviated from the task a little bit. Not going to make any excuses, we played into their hands and after scoring early, we gave away a rubbish goal, then got absolutely hammered for 20 minutes and came out second half and played much better I thought.

“They weren’t really troubling us and then, out of possession and shape, we got caught by a fast break and that was the end of the game, job done. It’s what can happen in our league.”

He continued: “We have to start getting points on the board and need to address the fact that our league form isn’t great. We need to start climbing the table and getting ourselves into a comfortable position.

“There’s no morale issues, I just feel we need to get our focus right in the league.”

Tomorrow’s opponents, Cheshunt, currently find themselves 11th with 15 points, having already played three more games than the Hornets.

And it’ll be the Hertfordshire-based side’s second trip south of the river in just three days, after visiting Kingstonian yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

Looking as if they’d return home pointless, Taylor McKenzie popped up with a 94th-minute equaliser to share the spoils at King George’s Field.

It’s one-all in terms of the Ambers’ previous visits to The Camping World Community Stadium, with a 2-0 defeat in February 2020 being avenged seven months later, last season, as they came from behind to beat Di Paola’s side 2-1.

Of course, before we move on to the all-important travel and matchday information, it would be amiss of us not to congratulate Cheshunt on their new ground developments.

Exciting plans to redevelop their Theobalds Lane home into a community and sports hub were approved last month and, knowing how crucial it is to secure a long-term future in your local community, we hope it gives you thriving success (though hopefully not at the expense of ourselves somewhere down the line!)

Switching focus to tomorrow night, non-FA Cup operations will resume with alcoholic drinks permitted to be taken pitchside, but also, and perhaps logistically more important, there will be no matchday parking at RSPCA HQ.

As a result, it becomes even more important to either take public transport (Metrobus 98 or 23) or, if you are driving, to car share, due to the reduced parking capacity at Hop Oast Park & Ride in place for the foreseeable future.

If you joined us for the first time on Saturday, we’d love to welcome you back again! As a wise PA announcer said only a few days ago, being a Hornet is for life, not just for the FA Cup!

Tickets will be available at the turnstiles but you can purchase yours in advance, HERE, to guarantee your place.

Of course, as ever, if you’re not able to make it, you’ll be able to follow the game with regular live updates on Twitter (@HorshamFC).

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