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23/02/15 NO LUCK FOR FRUSTRATED HORNETS

Monday night's U18s fixture at Three Bridges completed a clean sweep of inactivity for Horsham Youth this weekend with fixtures at all levels postponed due to waterlogged pitches. The Hornets and Three Bridges clash will try again this Thursday, 26th February.

19/02/15 LUCOZADE APPEAL STILL ON TRACK

Horsham Youth would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been helping us support the Lucozade promotion to get free equipment. A superb 916 bottles have been donated already and, with six weeks to go, we ask you to keep them coming as we strive to reach our target. Qualifying bottles have the 'Kit-Out Project' logo displayed on the label and you can bring them along to any first or U18s home match. More information can be found here.

17/02/15 HORNETS v LEWES POSTPONED

Thursday's Ryman Youth League meeting with Lewes has been postponed due as the Rooks are in League Cup action that night. The U18s are next in action on Monday 23rd February when they make the short trip to Three Bridges.

15/02/15 UNDERSTRENGTH HORNETS DEFY THE ODDS TO REACH FINAL

U14s coach Glyn Pearse was a proud man today as his side overcame stiff opposition to win through to the Sussex Sunday Youth League Cup Final. With a squad of just twelve available players, the Hornets upset the odds to defeat previously unbeaten Division One side Rottingdean Village 2-1 with goals from Elliot Bennett and Ralph Robson. "Our boys played with the maturity of a team full of men twice their age" said Pearse, whose side now face ASC Strikers in the final at Peacehaven FC on Sunday 22nd March. Full report.... The U10s were the only other side in competitive action today, defeating Shoreham 2-0 and 7-0. Jimmy McLeod scored both goals in the opening match while Isaac Small (3), Alex Power (2), Max Morris and Jack Candfield netted in the second meeting. There was a high-scoring affair as the U15s took on the U16s in a practice match at Southwater, where the U16s came out on top by 8 goals to 4. U15s manager Rob McLeod said "There were some good goals and the future looks bright if we can hang on to some of these lads".

10/02/15 HORNETS PUT ON THE SPOT BY BOROUGH

A controversial penalty, five minutes from time, meant the U18s had to be content with just a point from last night's trip to Eastbourne Borough. Jack Reeves gave the Hornets the lead but Borough levelled from the spot only for Craig Goodsir to restore the lead, just before half-time. U16s player Jamie Gibson was introduced after the break and Alex Barron's men looked set for another victory until the assistant referee spotted a foul and Eastbourne netted to share the spoils. Full report...

08/02/15 DEBUTANT HELPS HORNETS TO MORE SUCCESS

Joe Kirkham netted on his Hornets' debut today as the U16s recorded a league double over Tunbridge Wells Forresters 66 to remain at the top of the Sussex Sunday Youth League. Full report... Elsewhere the U10s were also triumphant, winning their back-to-back matches with West Hove Dynamos 1-0 and 2-1. The U15s match against AFC Falmer was postponed and the U14s were without a fixture this weekend.

06/02/15 ROSS STANDS FIRM TO SECURE HORNETS' VICTORY

A penalty save by Ross Cusdin helped the U18s secure a fine 2-1 win at Hastings United last night to consolidate their fourth place standing in the Ryman Youth League South. Goals from Andrew Roberts and Jack Reeves made it a league double for the Hornets over the Pilot Field club.

01/02/15 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Horsham Youth enjoyed a clean sweep of successes this weekend, scoring a combined twenty-seven goals and conceding only five. Isaac Small bagged his third four-goal haul of the season in the U10s' 5-2 win at Mile Oak Wanderers, with Max Robinson claiming the other, after an equally exciting first match that went also the way of the Hornets when Jimmy McLeod (2), Sam Collins and Sam Henderson found the net for a 4-3 success. Hastings United are the latest team to feel the full force of the U14s' firepower as Elliott Bennett (5) and Jack Frankland (4) created havoc in the visitors' defence to help set up a 12-0 rout. James Pearce, Benji Collins and William Price completed the scoring as the youngsters bounced back in style from last week's disappointing County Cup exit. There was a clean sheet, too, for the U15s who made it nine goals in two games against Broad Oak & Horam, the lads going one better than November's meeting by scoring five without reply. A full report on this match can be found here. A Robbie Woodward goal was enough to secure the points for the U16s on their visit to Peacehaven, a result that secures Horsham a three point lead at the top of the table with four games to play. Steve Batley's summary of this match can be found here.

31/01/15 HORNETS v EASTBOURNE TOWN: REPORT

A report of Thursday night's 4-0 victory over Eastbourne Town's U18s is now online here

30/01/15 FOUR-GOAL BLAST GETS HORNETS BACK TO WINNING WAYS

The U18s ignored last night's icy chill to record a 4-0 win over bottom of the table Eastbourne Town to end a run of three defeats. Jack Osbourn, Jake Chadwick, Ollie Sutton and Jack Reeves were the Hornets goalscorers.

25/01/15 U15s MARCH ON BUT THERE'S CUP UPSET FOR U14s

There were five different scorers as the U15s returned to league action for the first time in almost two months, recording a handsome away win at Sedlsecombe Rangers to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points. You can read Rob McLeod's report here. There was disappointment, though, for the U14s who were knocked out of the County Cup by Wadhurst Juniors. Bradley Ross had scored the Hornets' goal in regular time but it was Wadhurst who booked their place in the semi-finals 3-1 on penalties. Isaac Small was on the mark again for the U10s, taking his tally to 25 goals for the season in the U10s 5-2 win over Ifield Galaxy but Ifield gained their revenge in the rematch, courtesy of a 4-2 margin.

20/01/15 BOGNOR EDGE OUT HORSHAM BY SINGLE GOAL

The U18s put in a decent performance at Bognor Regis last night but were beaten by the only goal. Full report...

18/01/15 IT'S ANOTHER BARREN WEEKEND FOR HORSHAM YOUTH

Waterlogged pitches saw all of our youth sides' matches postponed today.

15/01/15 HORNETS v BURGESS HILL TOWN: MATCH POSTPONED

Tonight's Ryman Youth League South match between Horsham and Burgess Hill Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

14/01/15 BRAVE HORNETS GO DOWN FIGHTING

The U18s put up a brave fight against visiting Lewes on Sunday but ended up on the wrong end of a 6-3 scoreline that sees the Rooks progress to the County Cup semi-finals. It was an uphill struggle for the Hornets who trailed 2-0 early on and, although they reduced the deficit to 2-1 and 4-3, were caught on the counter-attack when chasing the equaliser and conceded twice more before the final whistle. Horsham Youth would like to thank everyone who came to Goring's Mead in support of the side as they really did appreciate the backing. Full report...

10/01/15 HORNETS v ROOKS - COUNTY CUP QUARTER-FINAL

Early risers can enjoy a spot of football with their breakfast tomorrow when the Hornets U18s take on their counterparts from Lewes in the quarter-finals of the County Cup. The match will take place at Goring's Mead at 10:30 and the tea hut will be open selling teas, coffees, bacon rolls and hotdogs so why not come along and give Horsham's players of the future your support?

06/01/15 WORTHING HIT FIVE...AGAIN!

Worthing's U18s repeated their senior side's five goal New Year's Day tally by defeating their young counterparts at Woodside Road last night. The home side led 2-1 at half-time, Ollie Sutton's first goal of the season sandwiched between two Rebels goals, and the Ryman Youth League fixture looked over when Worthing added two quick goals after the break. But Jack Reeves gave Horsham hope, only for Worthing to score again, and despite a strong finish by the Hornets Craig Goodsir's late goal wasn't enough to inspire the full comeback as Horsham went down 5-3. A report on this game can be found here

05/01/15 IT'S A WEEKEND WASHOUT

Our youth sides were left kicking their heels this weekend with all our matches postponed due to the weather.

21/12/14 U15s BEATEN IN FRIENDLY

With no league or cup games scheduled for any of our youth sides this weekend, the U15s hosted Barnham Trojans of the Arun & Chichester League in a friendly match. An excellent match went the way of the visitors, who inflicted the Hornets' first home defeat of the season with a 2-1 win. Full report here

17/12/14 HORNETS EARN SOLID AWAY POINT

Jack Reeves' fourth goal of the season extended the U18s' unbeaten run to four games with a 1-1 draw at Whitehawk last night. A brief report can be found here

14/12/14 ITS A CLEAN SWEEP FOR THE LETHAL HORNETS!

There were celebrations all round as each of Horsham's sides, from the seniors to the U10s, were victorious this weekend. The U10s were just a goal short of last Sunday's tally of twelve, with Jimmy McLeod scoring the two goals that defeated Southwick in the first match and Isaac Small, Dan Woodward, Sam Collins and Josh Buttle each scoring twice in the second meeting, with Alex Power's effort making a final scoreline of 9-0 for Tony Massimo's squad. Elliott Bennett and Jack Frankland also grabbed two apiece as the U14s caused a County Cup upset with a 5-1 win at Division One side Seagulls FC, Nathan Lindup chipping in with his sixth of the campaign. A frozen pitch meant that the U15s were able to put their feet up after their efforts with the first team yesterday but the U16s were involved in a thrilling top of the table clash with Rottingdean Village, overcoming a 3-1 deficit to take a point from a match that you can read about in more detail here. All the goals came in the first half at Littlehampton Town where the U18s moved into the quarter-finals of the County Cup with a 4-0 win over their hosts. A report on this match is here

14/12/14 YOUNGSTERS BRING SENIORS CHANGE IN FORTUNE

The U15s proved themselves to be lucky charms yesterday when performing a guard of honour for the senior side at their Ryman League Division One South match with Sittingbourne. The Hornets, without a league win since 23rd September, produced a vital 1-0 victory to the delight of the division's second biggest gate of the day. "It was nice to see a win and three points" said U15s coach Rob McLeod. "The boys enjoyed themselves and although several are regulars anyway, most of the squad stayed to watch. Having seen the first team lose to Worthing and Walton Casuals in recent weeks I just thought the mood at the club was low and that perhaps we could bring a bit of luck (and a few more voices). We feel it is our club too and that staying in the Ryman League is essential for the future. Hopefully some of my squad can be out there on the pitch for the first team in the coming years."

10/12/14 JAKE'S GOAL DOWNS BROMLEY

Jake Chadwick scored the only goal of the game as the U18s recorded an excellent victory at Bromley in last night's John Ullmann Cup tie. Full report to follow.

7/12/14 U14s HAVE SIX APPEAL

The table-topping U14s made it seven straight league victories with today's 6-0 win away to bottom of the table Peacehaven. Elliott Bennett's individual five goal haul was two better than today's opponents' collective tally this campaign while Joe Gant scored his first goal for the Hornets. Elsewhere the U15s match fell victim to the weather but the U10s were more fortunate, beating Woodingdean 3-0 and 9-0 in their two games. Jimmy McLeod (2) and Ben Embling scored in the first match and Isaac Small led the rout in the second meeting, scoring one more than hat-trick man Nico Massimo, with Embling and Max Morris completing the scoring.

5/12/14 HORNETS UP TO 3RD AFTER VICTORY OVER HASTINGS

Goals from Cameron Shadbolt and Jack Osbourn earned the U18s a 2-0 win over Hastings United last night to take them Hornets up to 3rd place in the Ryman Youth League South. Full report...

4/12/14 U15s REPORT ON-LINE

A full report of the U15s' 4-0 win at Broad Oak & Horam last Sunday is now on-line, courtesy of Rob McLeod, here

2/12/14 HORNETS OUT OF LEAGUE CUP

The U18s went out of the Lucas Fettes League Cup to an early goal at Burgess Hill Town on Monday night. Full report.... Meanwhile, Thursday's match against Hastings United will now take place at Goring's Mead, ko 7.30pm.

1/12/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Horsham Youth enjoyed a clean sweep of victories this weekend. Bradley Ross hit four goals in the U14s' 14-0 defeat of Felpham Colts in the County Cup but even his achievement was eclipsed by Elliott Bennett who helped himself to a double hat-trick in the same game, with William Price, Jack Frankland, Tim Bennett and Nathan Lindup all chipping in with a goal apiece. The U15s made it seven wins from seven with a 4-0 success at Broad Oak & Horam, the goals shared by Josh Brett, Harry Neale, Jacob Polson and Sam Hughes, and the U16s completed the trio of successes with a 6-0 triumph over bottom club Haywards Heath. A report on the U16s' win can be seen here.

27/11/14 SOUTHWICK 1 HORNETS 5

A brace apiece by Andrew Roberts and Jake Chadwick, and one from Jack Reeves, saw the U18s overcome ten man Southwick 5-1 in tonight's Sussex County Cup tie. The Hornets will now travel to the winners of this weekend's match between Worthing United and Littlehampton Town. Full report....

25/11/14 FIXTURE UPDATES - U18s

The U18s have a number of fixture changes over the coming weeks, starting with Thursday's visit to Southwick in the County Cup. This match has been switched to our opponents' ground following two failed attempts to host the tie ourselves due to waterlogged pitches. You can see all the details, including confirmation of our John Ullmann cup date with Bromley, here

23/11/14 U16s SUFFER FIRST LEAGUE DEFEAT OF THE SEASON

The U16s lost their unbeaten record in spectacular style today, with a 7-2 defeat at Rottingdean Village. The Hornets, beaten 3-0 to the same opponents earlier in the season, trailed 3-0 after 15 minutes, and 4-2 at the break, but it was Rottingdean's fifth, early in the second half, that finally broke Horsham's resolve as their lead at the top of the table was cut to four points. Full report here. The U10s were the only other side to see any action, on what was a very soggy Sunday, yet were only able to play the first of their double-header with ASC Strikers with their second match postponed. The young Hornets recorded a 3-1 victory in the first match. Report here

21/11/14 HARRY GETS COUNTY CALL UP

Harry Batley will be representing both club and county after being called up to joining the Sussex County Reps U16s squad who face their Kent counterparts at Culver Road on Sunday 30th November, kick-off 1pm. Harry has already featured against Guernsey and the Amateur Football Alliance this season. Congratulation Harry!

21/11/14 HORNETS UP TO FOURTH AFTER VICTORY OVER EASTBOURNE

The U18s climbed into fourth spot in the Ryman Youth League South with a 3-1 victory over Eastbourne Borough last night. Full report...

19/11/14 U14s KEEP FLAG FLYING

Sunday's downpours caused havoc with the Sussex Sunday Youth League programme with the U14s our only side able to see any action. Aided by goals from Elliott Bennett and Nathan Lindup, the lads kept up their 100% record with victory over Pevensey & Westham and a brief report can be found here

13/11/14 HASTINGS MATCH OFF

Tonight's Ryman Youth League match against Hastings United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Goring's Mead.

9/11/14 SEVEN UP HORNETS FULL OF FIZZ

The U16s moved seven points clear at the top of the Sussex Sunday Youth League Second Division after today's 7-2 defeat of Southdown Rovers. Rovers, who gave Horsham a scare last month, were no match for their opponents this time round as Horsham played some delightful football in difficult conditions. Full report...

3/11/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

There were celebrations all round this weekend as all of our youth sides took the lead of the senior team by winning their matches. Isaac Small took the individual honours with six goals as the U10s defeated Hangleton Rangers 13-1, having earlier won 3-0 against the same opponents thanks to Jimmy McLeod's second successive hat-trick. The U14s have yet to drop a point, nor Elliott Bennett failed to score, in each of their opening five league fixtures having ended Loxwood's own 100% record with a 3-1 top-of-the-table success, Callum Jeal completing the scoring for the Hornets. The U15s also boast a perfect record, making it six wins from six with a 6-2 victory away to AFC Falmer Falcons. The hosts threatened to make a match of it, reducing the score to 2-1 and 4-2, but Horsham proved too strong, running in three goals in each half with Harry Adams (2) netting his first goals of the season. Not to be outdone, the U16s emerged victorious from their home match with Hove Park but they had to do it the hard way by coming back from 2-0 down in difficult conditions. Owen Andrews began the fightback and further goals from Evan Short and Harry Batley turned the match around by half-time to make a final score of 3-2.

3/11/14 LUCAS FETTES TIE POSTPONED

Tonight's Luca Fettes League Cup at Burgess Hill was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

2/11/14 HORSHAM YOUTH WINS CHILD OF SUSSEX AWARD

We are delighted to announce that Horsham Youth were the recipients of a Child of Sussex award at Friday's gala ceremony at the Grand Hotel, Brighton. The annual awards are set up to recognise and reward young people throughout the county, covering all aspects of their life from bravery through to personal and group achievements. More...

30/10/14 HORSHAM YOUTH NOMINATED FOR CHILD OF SUSSEX AWARD

Horsham Football Club are proud to announce that the Youth section has been nominated for a Child of Sussex Award, which is being held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton this Friday evening. U15s manager Rob McLeod will be representing the club on the night but special mention must also be made of Cameron McGillivary and CEO John Lines for their help with a video of the youth section. Commenting on the video presentation, the producer of the awards evening said "That's beyond brilliant. Thank you so much, and please pass on my thanks to Cameron. He's done an incredible job. What a star!"

29/10/14 EASTBOURNE TOWN 2 HORSHAM U18s 4

Horsham overcame stubborn opposition to emerge victorious from last night's Ryman Youth League visit to Eastbourne Town. Full report...

26/10/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

The U18s are through to the second round of the County Cup but had only Andrew Roberts' first half goal to show for their dominance of a hard-working Pink Flamingos side (report here). It was a bitter-sweet day for U15s captain Josh Brett who scored the first goal in a 3-1 win at Seaford Saints but failed to finish the game having suffered a groin strain. Joe Humphries scored a brace that maintained the Hornets' 100% league record (report here). Neither the U10s or U14s were in action but the U16s' 1-1 draw at Haywards Heath meant that it was an unbeaten weekend for Horsham Youth.

24/10/14 PEBBLES PROVE AN IMMOVABLE FORCE

Bognor Regis Town scored five times in the second half of last night's Ryman Youth League meeting at Goring's Mead to register an emphatic 7-1 scoreline against the Hornets' U18s. Full report...

22/10/14 HORNETS U18s v BOGNOR REGIS TOWN - 23 October

Thursday's Ryman Youth League South meeting between Horsham and Bognor Regis Town will take place at Goring's Mead, kick-off 7.30pm. Neither side has played in the league in recent weeks, due to cup involvement, but this will be a tough test for the Hornets against a strong Pebbles side that mostly comprises second year players.

20/10/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Horsham Youth enjoyed an unbeaten weekend, with four of our five sides all in action. The U10s were involved in two score draws at Loxwood, sharing six goals in the first meeting and four in the second, with the U14s victorious in another local encounter. Crawley Town Boys were the County Cup opposition for Glyn Pearse's side but the Reds were comfortably swept aside as Nathan Lindup and Bradley Ross scored a brace apiece with Elliott Bennett and Jack Frankland completing our six without reply. There was a big win, too, for the U15s who responded well to last week's 5-1 reverse at Hastings to see off Sedlescombe Rangers 5-0, Sam Hughes (2), Ben Hainsworth, Jacob Polson and Louis Blake scoring our goals (click here for a full report). They might have struggled in the cups but Paul Gibson's U16s kept up their 100% league record with a victory over Southdown Rovers that was more comfortable than the 3-2 scoreline would suggest. You can read the full account of the match here

18/10/14 CUP TIE SUFFERS SECOND POSTPONEMENT

The U18s' rearranged Sussex County Cup tie against Pink Flamingos, due to take place tomorrow, has been POSTPONED a second time as Flamingos are unable to raise a side. The two sides will try again on Sunday, 26th October at Southwater Leisure Centre (kick-off 10am)

16/10/14 TONIGHT'S CUP TIE POSTPONED

Tonight's Sussex County Cup tie between Horsham U18s and Pink Flamingos has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch. The two sides will try again this coming Sunday, 19th October at Southwater Leisure Centre (kick-off 10am)

13/10/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Elliott Bennett took his season's tally to eleven in six games with four goals in the U14s' 8-1 League Cup success at Eastbourne Borough yesterday. Bennett, who has scored in each of the Hornets' matches this season, was joined on the scoresheet by Connor Jones, James Pearce, Jack Frankland and Bradley Ross to earn Horsham a home tie with Hawks Youth Withdean next month. The U15s weren't quite so successful as they were unable to transfer their 100% league form to the League Cup, going down 5-1 at Hastings Athletic with Josh Brett scoring our consolation goal. The U10s were involved in two closely-fought matches with Hove Rivervale, losing the first match 1-0 and reversing the score in the second match thanks to a solitary goal from Jack Candfield.

13/10/14 BURGESS HILL VISIT POSTPONED

Horsham Youth have suffered their first postponement of the season with tonight's Ryman Youth League match at Burgess Hill Town called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

10/10/14 CUP SUCCESS FOR U18s

A power outage, thunder, heavy rain, and the combined efforts of VCD Athletic failed to prevent Horsham from taking their place in the second round of the John Ullman Memorial Cup after last night's 2-0 win at Broadbridge Heath. Full report...

05/10/14 MIXED FORTUNES FOR HORSHAM YOUTH - WEEKEND ROUND-UP

The U14s took their season's goal tally to twenty from just four games with today's 7-1 defeat of Hastings United that sees them leapfrog Loxwood at the top of the Sussex Sunday Youth League table. The U15s also enjoyed success, although they left it late to secure victory over Maidenbower Colts with two late goals helping them secure a 3-1 victory that maintains their 100% record in Division Three (report here). The U16s battled hard against Hollingbury Hawks but the Division One side proved too strong in their League Cup tie, defeating Glyn Pearse's side 5-0 (report here)

04/10/14 HELP US SUPPORT LUCOZADE'S KIT-OUT PROJECT

Horsham Youth have teamed up with Lucozade to support their 'Kit-Out' campaign that could earn the team anything from water bottles to a full strip! We are asking all our supporters to look out for the special codes printed on Lucozade's promotional 500ml bottles and send the details to Annie Raby for her to collate and register. The more codes we collect, the greater the rewards so please help Horsham Youth by spreading the word. If you think you can help us by displaying a poster to advertise this fantastic initiative then you can download a copy here.

02/10/14 HORSHAM LAD HELPS SUSSEX TO BIG WIN

Harry Batley enjoyed a fine match for the Sussex Reps U16s side on Sunday, helping the county to a 7-1 rout of Guernsey at Sussex FA's Lancing headquarters. The young Hornet claimed two 'assists' and also saw a free-kick well saved as Sussex got their preparations for the new season off to an excellent start. You can read an account of this match, and view video and images, courtesy of the County FA's website here

01/10/14 LUCAS FETTES LEAGUE CUP NEWS

The U18s' reward for Monday's fine League Cup victory over Eastbourne Borough is an away tie at Burgess Hill Town. This match will take place at Leylands Park on 3rd November, kick-off 7.30pm

29/09/14 HORNETS DEFEAT EASTBOURNE

A Man of the Match display by goalkeeper Ross Cusdin, and a headed goal by Tom Smith saw the U18s to a 1-0 victory at Eastbourne Borough in tonight's Lucas Fettes League Cup tie. Full report...

29/09/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Thirty-two goals were scored in the four matches involving Horsham Youth sides today and, with all but four of them entering their opponents' net, it was a successful day for those in amber and green. The U10s enjoyed clean sheets in their back-to-back matches with Shoreham, winning 1-0 and 5-0, while the U14s hit eight against Fishersgate Flyers who must be sick of the sight of Horsham having seen an identical number conceded by their U15s a week ago. Bradley Ross hit a hat-trick with Elliott Bennett and Jack Frankland hitting two a piece and James Pearse completing the scoring. The U15s top the Division Three table after hitting previously unbeaten Hove Rivervale 10-3 away from home, with Joe Humphries scoring four times for the second week running and Josh Brett helping himself to a hat-trick. You can read Rob McLeod's report of this match here

28/09/14 U10s TAKE GUARD FOR SENIORS

The U10s enjoyed a terrific afternoon yesterday when they formed a guard of honour for the senior sides of Horsham and Guernsey, who were contesting a Ryman League fixture. Although the Hornets were on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline, that didn't deter the youngsters from mobbing players like Tony Nwachukwu and Junior Kaffo who were happy to sign autographs for their new admirers. All credit, too, to the Guernsey players and directors who took time to talk to the lads after the match.

22/09/14 Horsham lads earn Sussex trials

Horsham Youth wish good luck to Michael Brockman, Harry Batley & Robbie Woodward who are trialling for the Sussex Representatives U16s side on Wednesday Evening.

22/09/14 WEEKEND ROUND-UP

The U14s squandered a host of chances but still returned from Sunday's League Cup tie at Rottingdean with a 4-1 victory. Despite coming up against a battling and dogged opponent, and with their normal passing game proving difficult on the long grass, the Hornets still managed to find the net four times through Reece Church, Elliott Bennett, Jack Frankland and Benji Collins to go into the hat for the next round. The U15s bounced back in style from last weekend's 8-0 drubbing by Hawks Youth by defeating Fishersgate Flyers 5-1 in the County Cup with Joe Humphries taking his season's goal tally to seven in just three games. You can read Rob McLeod's excellent report on this game here. The U10s continue to enjoy themselves, beating West Hove Dynamos 4-3 and 2-1 in their double header of games (report here), but there was defeat for the U16s who went down 3-0 at Rottingdean Village in the County Cup.

19/09/14 HORNETS BEATEN BY WORTHING

The U18s went down 3-1 at home to Worthing last night in a match in which all the goals came in the second half. There wasn't much to choose between the two sides in the opening forty-five minutes, although Horsham would have been disappointed not to have taken the lead after Cameron Shadbolt, Andrew Roberts and Will Kerr all went close, but the Hornets' rhythm was disrupted after the break following a poor challenge on Reeves. Worthing scored twice in a matter of minutes and added a third before Kerr pulled one back in the closing moments.

15/09/14 SUNDAY'S MATCH REPORTS NOW ON-LINE

Reports from yesterday's matches involving the U14s and U16s are now on-line and can be found via their respective links at the top of this page

14/09/14 U10s off to a winning start

The newly-formed U10s got their league campaign off to a winning start today when, in front of a large crowd, they defeated Mile Oak Wanderers through goals from Sam Henderson and J J Duran. The U14s made it two wins from two, with a 3-1 win at Woodingdean, and the U16s made it a hat-trick of successes by defeating Peacehaven 4-0. It was, though, a day to forget for Rob McLeod's U15s who suffered an 8-0 League Cup loss at last season's Division One champions Hawks Youth. You can read Rob's report of that match here

11/09/14 JOHN ULLMAN CUP

Horsham U18s have been drawn at home to VCD Athletic in the second round of the John Ullman Cup. The Hornets made it all the way to last season's final of a competition that, for clubs outside of Kent, is by invitation only and put in an excellent performance only to go down 3-2 to Dartford. The winners of the tie will travel to either Faversham Town or Bromley in the third round.

10/09/14 LEAGUE CUP DRAWS

The U14s and U15s have been drawn away in the first round of the Sussex Sunday Youth League Cup. The U15s travel to Brighton to take on Hawks Youth Withdean White this Sunday and the U14s go to Rottingdean Village a week later. The U16s have been given a bye through to the second round when they host Hollingbury Hawks on October 5th.

08/09/14 WOKING TOO STRONG FOR HORNETS

A torrid opening quarter of an hour left Horsham concentrating on damage limitation in tonight' FA Youth Cup tie against a Woking side who looked fighter, stronger and more cohesive all over the pitch. The final scoreline of 7-0, while a tad harsh on the Hornets who battled gamely to the end, was probably a fair reflection on the night's events. Full report...

08/09/14 U16s report now on-line

You can read Steve Batley's report on the U16s' win against Tunbridge Wells Forresters here

07/09/14 ITS A CLEAN SWEEP AS SUSSEX SUNDAY YOUTH LEAGUE GETS UNDERWAY

The Hornets made it a clean sweep of victories on the opening day of the Sussex Sunday Youth League with the U14s, U15s and U16s all getting off to a winning start. Two goals from Bennett secured a 2-1 win over Peacehaven U14s, the U16s returned from their trip to Kent with an identical score against Tunbridge Wells Forresters 66 but the big scorers were the U15s, 4-2 victors over last season's champions Polegate Grasshoppers. Rob McLeod provides the U15s report

04/09/14 HORNETS 5 WHITEHAWK 3

Cameron Shadbolt hit an opening day treble as the U18s got their Ryman Youth League South campaign off to a terrific start, defeating Whitehawk 5-3 tonight, with Jake Chadwick and Kieran Britland adding our other goals. Click here to read report

04/09/14 HORNETS COMPLETE CLEAN SWEEP OF VICTORIES

The U15s made it five wins from five after completing their pre-season programme with a 6-0 win at East Grinstead Meads on Wednesday night, with Joe Humphries taking his summer goal tally to nineteen. Full report here

31/08/14 FALMER MOWED DOWN BY FRIENDLY FIRE

Joe Humphries led the way as the U15s scored an astonishing twenty-two goals without reply in today's latest pre-season friendly. You can read the full report here

30/08/14 U18s 6 CRAWLEY DOWN GATWICK 1

The U18s' final pre-season match was a success for the management and squad as they scored six goals without reply against Crawley Down Gatwick on Thursday night. The match will give them a boost before next week's league game against Whitehawk, who will be a strong side. This was a great opportunity to see the lads as a squad due to so many holidays over the summer the squad is still gelling together as a unit. Goalscorers: Nash (2), Roberts, Kerr, Chadwick, Shadbolt

30/08/14 NINE MAN HORNETS TOO STRONG FOR PARTRIDGE GREEN

Horsham's U15s travelled to Jolesfield Common, Partridge Green on Thursday evening and made it three wins in three from their pre-season schedule. Full report here...

23/08/14 KIT BOOST FOR HORSHAM YOUTH

Horsham Youth are reaping the benefits of maintaining their FA Charter after receiving the news that it will receive a free away kit this season, thanks to McDonald's FA Charter Standard new Kit Scheme. Run in partnership with the FA's Charter Community, the initiative will run over a four year period from 2014 to 2018 with all teams from U7s to U11s of FA Charter Standard clubs receiving one free set of Nike kits. This season Horsham U10s will benefit from this with an all orange away strip.

22/08/14 U18s GIVEN EXTRA PUNCH TO THEIR TRAINING

Horsham U18s' training took a bit of a twist this week, with Alex and Ivan inviting Tom Utting over to put the lads through their paces with a 'boxercise' session to get the lads into tip top condition before the season starts. The lads worked hard in a very tough session and we're sure they will feel the benefits when the season gets under way in a couple of weeks.

22/08/14 JOE HITS A MAGNIFICENT SEVEN AS YOUNGSTERS RUN RIOT AGAINST REDS

Horsham U15s took to the field for the second of five pre-season matches on Wednesday evening and left Furnace Green having produced an excellent display and 12 goals.  Click HERE for a full report.

16/08/14 HORLEY TOWN 2 HORSHAM 1 (U18s)

The U18s played some attractive football in Wednesday night's friendly at the New Defence ground, despite gpoing down to a 2-1 defeat. More details here...

15/08/14 FISHERSGATE FLYERS 2 HORSHAM 4 (U15s)

The U15s got their pre-season schedule underway with a trip to play Fishersgate at Southwick on Thursday evening and returned with a 4-2 victory. Full report here....

12/08/14 BEST WISHES, TONY

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Kate and Tony Massimo's family after our Under 10s manager was admitted to Worthing hospital's intensive care unit over the weekend. In his absence, the U10s team played a friendly away at Ifield and we would like to thank the coaching staff and all the parents and lads who rallied around and managed to play the match, knowing that Tony would have wanted the game to go ahead. Tony would have been proud of the lads who won 4-2 although, in the second game, fatigue set in and with a number of lads absent this match was a bridge too but there were plenty of positives for the new Horsham side.

12/08/14 U15s PRE-SEASON LINE-UP

Rob McLeod's U15s have announced their line-up of pre-season friendlies, beginning this Thursday at Fishergate. Full list below:

Thursday 14 August - Fishersgate (a)

Wednesday 20 August - Crawley United (a)

Thursday 28 August - Partridge Green (a)

Sunday 31 August - AFC Falmer (a)

Wednesday 3 September - East Grinstead Meads (a)

The lads have been drawn at home to Fishergate in the County Cup, the tie to be played on 21st September.

1/08/14 HORNETS BEATEN AT OAKWOOD

It was a nice warm evening on Wednesday and another short trip took the U18s to Oakwood for some entertaining football, played on a good pitch. With some of the squad still away, and some coming back from holidays, there were changes from last Saturday's match and a chance for the manager to look at other lads within the squad. The Hornets started brightly and were soon a goal up from trialist Cameron Shadbolt from a well worked corner. With a lot of new faces in the side, Horsham's normal flowing football was elusive which gave Oakwood the upper hand and they made changes after the drinks break resulting in the Hornets going in 3-1 down at the break. Team talk done and the lads came out with more desire and urgency. Playing down the hill they had a lot of chances to pull the fixture around, with the team's shape a lot better, and Lewis Reeves scored to pull it back to 3-2 after ehich Horsham dominated but couldn't find the net. Oakwood's defence worked well as a unit and they also had a few chances on the break but the Hornets missed a golden opportunity to level the scores when awarded a penalty in the dying minutes was saved by the Oakwood 'keeper. Plenty of positives to take from the game, but also lots to work on in the next few weeks. The U18s' next friendly is at Horley on Wednesday 13th August.

27/07/14 BEST WISHES, JACK

Our best wishes go to Jack Reeves, who suffered an elbow injury during yesterday's 4-2 friendly loss at Roffey. Youth Secretary Annie Raby said "Jack had only been playing for about ten minutes when it happened, due to a previous injury to Paul Walsh. He has a broken bone in his elbow but should be back with the squad in a couple of weeks. The hospital advised that he just needs to rest his arm."

27/07/14 POSITIVES IN DEFEAT FOR U18s

The U18s, understrength due to holidays and work commitments, were able to call on reinforcements from their former team-mates as they began their preparations for the new season with a friendly at nearby Roffey yesterday. Jamie Ampleford, Jake Legrange and Lewis Blaney were among those now ineligible for youth football and their presence was welcomed under a blazing sun against a strong Roffey side for whom many of the squad will feature in their forthcoming Sussex County Division Three campaign. Despite an excellent playing surface, this was going to be a tough test for the Hornets who included two goalkeepers among their four substitutes. Horsham conceded early when a well executed cross was converted by the hosts but the lads worked hard throughout the first half and created many chances which went wide or high. Both sides spurned efforts, with the home 'keeper the busier of the two, but Roffey struck again just before the break through a soft penalty award for alleged shirt pulling, much to the dismay of the watching crowd. After the break Horsham seemed settled and began brightly and the passing was crisper and it wasn't long before they pulled a goal back with Ampleford's neat cross poked into the net by James Skett. Roffey restored their two goal lead when Horsham were caught on the break, after a scramble in the box, but determination and good play from the Hornets saw Jake Legrange score to make it 3-2. The visitors then controlled the game and were on top in the closing fifteen minutes, creating a number of chances to level the scores, but all their hard work went unrewarded when a ball over the top caught them on the back foot to enable Roffey to score again to emerge 4-2 winners.

Thank you to Roffey for their hospitality which was fantastic and we wish them well in the new season. This was a good workout for the lads and good to get the first friendly out of the way. There were a lot of positives to take away as we look forward to visiting Oakwood U18s on Wednesday night (7pm ko).

8/07/14 NEW LOOK U15s DELIGHT COACH

Paul Gibson declared himself excited at the potential of the new group of U15s as they prepared for the new season by taking part in the Ferngate tournament on Saturday. After progressing through the group stages, the lads needed extra-time to see off Hove Riverdale in their quarter-final tie  before being paired with a strong Wisborough Green side in the semis. Green, winners of the tournament for the past two seasons and who included a number of Crawley United players, tasted a rare defeat when Horsham outgunned them in a penalty shoot-out to reach a final showdown with South Park. After a fantastic effort the Hornets went down 1-0 but Paul was delighted with the effort, commitment and team spirit shown by the boys who all did the club proud with excellent performances throughout the day. All the boys went home tired, and with individual trophies.

26/06/14 TRIALISTS DON'T DISAPPOINT

Horsham Youth's under 18s began their pre-season training this evening for what will be a very new look squad. With many of the lads from last year's squad no longer eligible for youth football, this summer's trials are very important as Horsham Youth start to rebuild for the new season in the Ryman Youth League. All age groups have generated a great deal of interest ahead of the 2014/15 campaign and that was the case again with the under 18s who had a very good turn out and a very promising first session.

17/06/14 NEW BOYS SECURE SPONSORSHIP DEAL

Horsham Football Club are proud to announce that Horsham Youth Under 10s will be sponsored by local company, Covers Timber and Builders Merchants. Horsham Youth would like to thank Covers for their support and the newly formed side will be proud to wear their sponsored shirts. Covers' sponsorship has also provided Mini Minor Goal posts which will see plenty of Horsham action over the new season as the side shapes up. Last weekend's trials, held at Southwater Leisure Centre under the management of Tony Massimo and Tim Roberts, saw 20 players try out for the new side with a great interest from local players who want to play for Horsham Football Club.

9/06/14 U15s TRIALS BRINGS OVERWHELMING RESPONSE

Horsham U15s held their trials on Sunday and what a fantastic turn out it was for the new manager at this level. A big thank you goes out to every one of the sixty trialists who turned out from the local area and worked very hard in red hot temperatures. Due to the large numbers there will be a second trial match to be held next week. Due to demand we will be holding two trials for players interested in joining our U10s, from 10am-12 noon, and then 1pm-3pm, both taking place on Saturday June 14th. There is a change to the U18s' trial date, which will now take place at 6.45pm on Thursday 26th June. Interested players should contact Ivan Raby for further details.

3/06/14 YOUTH TRIALS UPDATE

Trials for Horsham Youth U14s will take place over three days, 12th, 18th and 22nd June with the first two trials taking place between 7pm and 8.30pm and the latter between 1030 and 12 noon. Anyone interested in coming along should contact Youth Secretary Annie Raby on 07800 922442. Other age groups will hold trials as follows:

Under 10s: June 14th, 10am - 12 noon (contact ivan.raby@btinternet.com)

Under 15s: June 8th, 10:30am to 12:30am (contact rmcleod68@yahoo.co.uk

Under 16s: June 8th, 2pm - 3.30pm (contact ivan.raby@btinternet.com)

Under 18s: July 3rd, time to be advised (contact ivan.raby@btinternet.com)

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