Team manager Ivor Roberts, who had not appeared in the ﬁrst team since September 1950, made up the Horsham side at Byﬂeet in Horsham’s seventh Metropolitan League game in twelve days. At the last moment Horsham found themselves without full-back Jack Marriner. Owen Parker took over that position, Leslie Glue moved back to right-half and Roberts came in at inside-left. All in all, he had a good game and he received the congratulations of the players afterwards. Glue played a blinder. Although primarily a forward he once again settled into the half-back line from the word go and kept the forwards well supplied with accurate passes. Parker, who had not appeared regularly for several weeks, appeared to have lost none of his old touch and he saved the day on several occasions. Vickers had the advantage of a strong wind behind them in the ﬁrst half and as a result the ball was seen more in the air than on the ground. They got in several dangerous shots at goal, but Tony Winkworth, again deputising for the injured Ernie Manouch, cleared them away.
Tony Lee at left-back, Reg Charman at centre-half and John Browning at left-half held Vickers comfortably until the interval and, with the wind on their side in the second half, they were even more conﬁdent after the change of ends. Chances did come Horsham’s way and several times Glue moved up to test goalkeeper Longman, but ultimately the game was as even as the scoreline suggested.