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13/4/14 VOTE FOR YOUR PLAYER OF THE SEASON

Voting is underway for the supporters' Player of the Season, with six different players already having received nominations. You can register your vote electronically by emailing horshamfc@yahoo.co.uk or by picking up a voting slip at our final home match of the season, versus Walton & Hersham, on Monday 21st April.

12/4/14 HORSHAM 2 HASTINGS UNITED 0

Horsham completed an excellent four days with their second successive 2-0 victory, this time against promotion-chasing Hastings over whom they completed their first win in six attempts. Full report...

 

12/4/14 HORSHAM YOUTH TRIALS

Horsham Football Club will be hoping to expand its youth set-up to five sides for the 2014/15 season and will be holding trials at U15, U16, U18 and its new U10 and U14 age groups from Sunday 27th April. Anyone interested should contact Annie Raby.

 

10/4/14 EASTBOURNE TOWN 0 HORSHAM 2

Two goals in the final ten minutes of tonight's clash at the Saffrons sent the points back to Horsham after a dominant display against the division's basement side. The Hornets were kept at bay by a superb display by Eastbourne goalkeeper Joe Taylor but he was finally beaten when Jamie Cade converted Ashley Robinson's cross and Gray Charman pressed home the advantage in the final minute. Full report...

9/4/14 EASTBOURNE TOWN v HORSHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

The Hornets travel to rock bottom Eastbourne Town this evening knowing they may have to improve on their poor goalscoring record if they are to avoid making it a hat-trick of home successes for the Saffrons club. Although Town have lost their last nine on the road, both Hastings United and Hythe Town have floundered on recent visits to the Sussex coast so Horsham will be delighted to have Ashley Robinson back in the squad as they look to add to the three goals scored in the last six games. Victory for the away side tonight will mean that only Redhill, of the bottom three sides, can mathematically catch us while Eastbourne will most certainly be doomed to relegation with seventeen points to make up and only six games remaining. Ryan Woodford will miss the game through work commitments, while Town will be without the suspended Billy Medlock.

8/4/14 FAMILIES IN CRISIS NEED YOUR HELP

Horsham Football Club is asking for your help to stock up the Food Bank for families in crisis in the Horsham Area. Many local families are struggling to make ends meet and are heavily reliant on the food bank to keep their heads above water and, with a good push from Horsham Football Club, we hope we can replenish stocks that are needed to help them through these difficult times. We want all supporters and players to join our board and committee members in bringing non-perishable goods to any of our first and youth team matches between now and the end of the season so please raid your cupboards and bring your donations along. Items that are particularly welcomed are tins, such as tuna, beans, tomatoes, sauces, tinned vegetables or fruit, soups or jams, and packet produce like cereals, tea, sugar, powdered milk, coffee, pasta, biscuits and squash. We will have a box at the gate to collect any of your generous donations, as we ask you to support this worthy cause. It could be your neighbour that needs our help!

6/4/14 200 CLUB WINNERS - APRIL

Our congratulations go to W Woodford for winning the £100 first prize in the April draw of the 200 Club. Pete Tanner won the second prize of £40 and B Wicks takes the £20 third prize. To find out how you could be among next month's winners, just click here

5/4/14 CORINTHIAN-CASUALS 1 HORSHAM 1

Horsham let slip a first half lead, and saw player-manager Gary Charman sent off, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Corinthian-Casuals this afternoon. Full report...

5/4/14 HUNTS GETS READY FOR MARATHON BOW

Former Hornets stopper Michael Hunter is preparing himself for his first marathon this weekend and is looking for your help to push him closer to his fundraising target on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. The club's current player of the year has been out of the game since leaving the Hornets in January, due to work commitments, but remains an avid follower of the club's fortunes and was quick to give his backing to current number one Mark Zawadski after a number of recent errors. More...

4/4/14 CORINTHIAN-CASUALS v HORSHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

They may only be three points clear of the relegation places but our opponents this Saturday are one of the forms sides in the division. Corinthian-Casuals' 15 year stay in the Ryman League looked to be at an end as they sat rooted to the foot of the table after a 1-1 home draw with Sittingbourne but 26 points from the last 15 games has given the Tolworth-based club a great chance of avoiding the drop so the Hornets know they will have to replicate Wednesday's fine, but ultimately unsuccessful, performance against Peacehaven if they are to realise their own aim of picking up one of two victories that Gary Charman believes will secure Division One football at Goring's Mead again next season.

3/4/14 Gary and Jamie's thoughts on Peacehaven loss

Bob Papworth caught up with Gary Charman and Jamie Cade to hear their thoughts on Wednesday night's defeat to Peacehaven and you can listen to what they had to say here. This was the last of Bob's post-match interviews this season so we would like to give our sincere thanks to him for providing us with this excellent addition to our on-line services. 

3/4/14 JOHN RICHARDSON R.I.P.

Horsham Football Club was saddened to learn of the death of John Richardson this week, aged 88, after a long illness. John, who worked at Lintott Engineering on Foundry Lane, began watching Horsham in the 1930s during which time his father Joey won a West Sussex Championship League medal with the club. He soon became a regular at Horsham matches both home and away and was always quick to voice his opinions on the game, with many managers and officials on the receiving end of one of John's 'observations'. He became a Vice President of the club in 2002 and continued to attend matches until the sale of Queen Street in 2008. Our thoughts go out to John's family as we remember a loyal and devoted servant of the club. 

2/4/14 HORSHAM 1 PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE 4

Horsham produced one of their best displays of the year against the champions-in-waiting but still fell to a 4-1 home defeat thanks, in part, to a couple of errors from Mark Zawadski. Tom Lawley was the man to profit most from the Hornets' 'keeper's generosity when he scored a first half brace, with Sam Gargan and Charlie Walker doubling that advantage after the break before Michael Death scored a consolation goal. Full report...

2/4/14 HORSHAM v PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE: MATCH PREVIEW

We welcome Peacehaven & Telscombe to Goring’s Mead tonight, hoping to become only the fourth side this season to record a league victory  over the reigning Sussex County League champions. More...

1/4/14 HASTINGS KICK-OFF CHANGED

In line with clubs around the country, our match against Hastings United on Saturday 12th April will kick-off at the slightly later time of 3.07pm in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 football fans lost their lives.

1/4/14 KIDS FOR FREE RETURNS

We are delighted to announce that U16s will be admitted FREE OF CHARGE to our Ryman League match against Hastings United on Saturday 12th April. Please help us by spreading the word.

31/3/14 Akwasi moves on

The final day of the 2013/14 transfer window closed this evening with Horsham undertaking just the one piece of business, allowing Akwasi Fobi-Edusei to joining Crawley Down Gatwick's seemingly doomed fight against relegation. Akwasi made just 13 appearances for the Hornets - all as substitute - and scored his only goal in the 6-2 romp against Guernsey last December.

31/3/14 Hard work pays off for rising star

The modern professional footballer is often accused of being out of touch with the common man, of being cosseted behind the safety blanket of lavish training facilities and luxurious stadiums, while plying their trade on pitches that could put some snooker tables to shame. Some, like Reading's former Horsham loanee Michael Hector, are exceptions to that rule and we caught up with the young starlet recently and asked him of his long and unusual journey that finally earned him a place in the Royals first team. More...

31/3/14 ITS A WINNING WEEKEND FOR JACK

It was a winning weekend for Horsham supporter Jack Palmer who not only watched Saturday's 1-0 victory over Herne Bay but also walked off with a signed shirt after the game. Jack, who later tweeted his delight at winning the shirt in a recent Supporters' Club competition, was presented with his prize by committee member Joe Clarke.

30/3/14 GARY: Victory down to GOOD teamwork

Yesterday's victory over Herne Bay was all down to good teamwork, said Gary Charman. The Hornets boss had criticised his players for performing as individuals in recent games so was understandably delighted with the narrow victory that keeps hopes of a top half finish on track. You can see Gary's interview with Matt Jones and Cameron McGillivray here

29/3/14 HORSHAM 1 HERNE BAY 0

A Connor Saunders own goal was enough to end the Hornets' three match losing run and all but guarantee Ryman League football at Goring's Mead again next season. Full report...

28/3/14 PROGRAMME PREVIEW: HORSHAM v HERNE BAY

The matchday programme for tomorrow's visit of Herne Bay, sponsored by Mark Butler, is a bumper issue with four pages dedicated to an interview with Reading's rising star Michael Hector in which he looks back on his career that included an eventful loan spell with the Hornets back in 2010. There's also an update on the planning application for our new home as well as a round up of all the news and results from around the division, a look at the U18s' latest success and the usual focus on our opponents. Make sure you get your copy inside the ground, priced at just £2.

27/3/14 U18s in Top of the table clash tonight

Second placed Horsham host leaders Burgess Hill Town this evening in a top of the table Ryman Youth League clash at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre (ko 8pm). The Hornets are just two points behind tonight's opponents, having played a game more, and with only five matches remaining Ivan Raby's side will want to take maximum points to set up a tense finale to the season. Admission is just £2.50 adults and £1 for U18s.

26/3/14 Gary's thoughts, post-Hythe

Horsham simply "weren't good enough to have won the game" was Gary Charman's assessment of Tuesday night's defeat to Hythe Town. The manager vowed to make changes ahead of Saturday's visit of Herne Bay after a third successive defeat and you can hear his full interview with Bob Papworth here

25/3/14 HORSHAM 0 HYTHE TOWN 2

A calamitous error by Mark Zawadski helped Hythe record a sixth successive victory tonight and extend their unbeaten run against the Hornets to four games. Trailing to Lee Pleau's 40th minute opener, Horsham's hopes of getting back into the game were dashed ten minutes after the break when Zawadski came unstuck when trying to dribble the ball past Hythe striker Shaun Welford who had the simplest of tasks of tapping the ball into the unguarded net. The match was the third in a row in which Horsham have failed to score, with Ashley Robinson going closest in the first half with an overhead kick. Full report...

25/3/14 HORSHAM v HYTHE TOWN: MATCH PREVIEW

Horsham will be without leading scorer Jamie Cade for tonight's visit of Hythe Town in which they will look to bounce back from two successive defeats. More...

24/3/14 GARY REFLECTS ON 'HARSH' DEFEAT

Gary Charman felt Saturday's 4-0 loss at Folkestone Invicta was a lot closer contest than the scoreline suggests, citing a number of crucial decisions that went against his side who have now failed to score for the second successive match. More...

23/3/14 FOLKESTONE INVICTA 4 HORSHAM 0

When your opposing goalkeeper is among the goal scorers, you know you've had an afternoon to forget and that was pretty much the mood throughout the travelling fans as Horsham crashed to a heavy defeat at Folkestone on Saturday afternoon. Invicta stopper Tim Roberts' netted his side's fourth goal with a wind-assisted clearance but, by that time, the damage had been done by Johan Ter Horst, Dane Luchford and Paul Booth, whose disputed penalty seemed to knock the stuffing out of Horsham. Full report...

21/3/14 FOLKESTONE INVICTA v HORSHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

Having lost their three match winning run in midweek, the Hornets must hope to bounce back against another of the division's in-form sides when they travel to Folkestone Invicta tomorrow. More...

 

21/3/14 Gary's pain in defeat

Gary Charman struggled to contain his disappointment of losing in midweek to Merstham, a match he said was a 'nothing game' between two good sides who cancelled each other out. You can hear Bob Papworth's interview with the manager here.

18/3/14 HORSHAM 0 MERSTHAM 1

Horsham's mini run of success was ended by Fabio Saraiva's 66th minute goal as Merstham extended their unbeaten run to nine games with tonight's victory at Goring's Mead. Missing the absent Jamie Cade, the Hornets failed to score at home for only the third time this season with Ashley Robinson seeing a first half effort well saved by goalkeeper Brannon Daly. Ultimately it was Saraiva's close range strike that proved the difference although Ryan Woodford came within a whisker of equalising at the death. Full report...

17/3/14 HORSHAM v MERSTHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

Two form sides go head-to-head tomorrow night as we await the visit of Merstham, conquerors of Guernsey on Saturday and winners of seven of their last eight matches. Horsham are also enjoying good progress up the table after beating Crawley Down Gatwick, Three Bridges and Sittingbourne in the last ten days and should be boosted by the return of Scott Harris, Byron Napper and Tony Nwachukwu after suspension and injury. Merstham's recent surge looks to have come too late to be rewarded with a place in the end of season play-off places but the Surrey side should provide a good test of the Hornets' new-found confidence, with the two teams yet to meet this season. Kick-off is 7.30pm.

14/3/14 HORSHAM 3 SITTINGBOURNE 1

New signings Ashley Robinson and Bruno Pachero were the star performers as Horsham made it three wins in a row with victory over Sittingbourne this afternoon. An eye-catching performance from Robinson was rewarded when he added to Junior Kaffo's opener to make it 2-0, early in the second half, but Luke Girt hit back immediately to threaten a Sittingbourne comeback until Ross Morley hit a third on the hour mark. Full report...

14/3/14 HORSHAM v SITTINGBOURNE: MATCH PREVIEW

Tony Nwachukwu is set to miss tomorrow’s visit of Sittingbourne in which the Hornets will be looking to make it a hat-trick of successive victories. More...

13/3/14 SUPPORT CAMPAIGN REACHES FOUR FIGURES

Our on-line petition calling for support for our proposed new ground has topped the one thousand mark, just four days after 'going live'! This is a fantastic achievement and the club would like to thank everybody who has given us their backing. But we can't rest on our laurels so we ask each and every one of you to keep spreading the word and help us to double that magnificent figure. There was further good news with League Secretary Nick Robinson confirming that our application to install a 3G pitch had met with approval from the League and that the FA have sanctioned the use of artificial pitches throughout next season's FA Cup.

12/3/14 CHARITIES EARN BIG, THanks to 'Titch'

Horsham Rotary’s inaugural Giraffe Trail, held towards the latter part of last year, proved to be a great success with an estimated 10-12,000 people reportedly following the trail around town and we are thrilled to have played a small part in raising much needed funds in support of local charities. More...

11/3/14 HORSHAM 1 THREE BRIDGES 0

Jamie Cade scored for the fifth successive match to decide this closely-fought local derby in Horsham's favour and move them closer to Division One survival. Full report...

11/3/14 PLAYER NEWS

We welcome two new signings today as Ashley Robinson returns to the club for a second spell, along with former Hastings United defensive midfielder Bruno Pacheco. A one-time Crystal Palace junior, Ashley played just five times in an injury hit spell with the Hornets in 2011 but went on to become a prolific scorer with Bognor Regis Town while Portuguese-born Bruno was previously with Whitehawk and Eastbourne Town. Meanwhile, Tom Graves has been released and is expected to join Crawley Down Gatwick

10/3/14 HORSHAM v THREE BRIDGES: MATCH PREVIEW

Byron Napper could be out for a fortnight after picking up an injury in Saturday's win at Crawley Down Gatwick and he's not the only casualty as the Hornets prepare to take on Three Bridges in a match described by Gary Charman as 'massive' for both sides. A reminder to all students that the club is offering a 4-for-2 admission offer for this match so remember to bring your ID! More...

9/3/14 CRAWLEY DOWN GATWICK 0 HORSHAM 2

A one-sided affair at the Haven leaves Horsham ten points clear of the drop zone after completing a league double over Crawley Down Gatwick. A goal in each half from Gary Charman and Jamie Cade was enough to secure the points, with Mark Zawadski untroubled throughout the entire ninety minutes. Jim Bravery provides the full report, with photos by John Line. Full report...

8/3/14 CRAWLEY DOWN GATWICK v HORSHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

It's the proverbial 'six pointer' this Saturday as the Hornets travel to Crawley Down Gatwick hoping to record their third league double of the campaign. Crawley Down have failed to record a victory since November and have conceded a staggering thirty-three goals in eight games including eleven at Guernsey, eight at Folkestone and six at basement club Eastbourne Town. On Tuesday the Anvils looked set to end that dismal run when they established a 2-0 lead against fellow strugglers Three Bridges only to go down 3-2 to a stoppage time goal. In December, Horsham won a decidedly one-sided contest 1-0 but could be without Tony Nwachukwu and Glen Woodburn for one of their shortest trips of the campaign although Mark Zawadski is expected to be back in goal to face one of his former sides.

7/3/14 GARY RUES FIRST HALF DISPLAY

Gary Charman praised the performance of former team-mate Gareth Williams after last night's defeat to Tooting & Mitcham, labelling the ex-Horsham goalkeeper as 'man of the match'. But the manager slammed his side's disappointing first half display that left them with too much to do after the break, despite dominating proceedings. You can hear Bob Papworth's interview with Gary here.

6/3/14 HORSHAM 1 TOOTING & MITCHAM UNITED 2

Jamie Cade scored the Hornets' fiftieth league goal of the campaign last night but it was all in vain as Tooting repeated their 2-1 win at Imperial Fields earlier in the season, thanks to two first half goals by Juan Onieva. Full report...

5/3/14 HORSHAM v TOOTING & MITCHAM UNITED: MATCH PREVIEW

While the alleged 'cream of English football' will be hoping to secure their World Cup Finals places at Wembley tonight, far more important issues will be taking place at Goring's Mead where we entertain our old foes Tooting & Mitcham for the small matter of three Ryman League points. The Terrors are safely ensconced in mid-table, with forty-four points from thirty-five games, but their recent form has been unpredictable with their last seven matches producing three goalless draws, a brace of 2-1 defeats yet impressive wins over promotion hopefuls Walton Casuals and Hastings United. Their away form is the poorest in the league, mirroring that of bottom side Eastbourne Town, and although their tally of sixty-three goals has been bettered by just five sides only five others have a worse record than their 'goals against' total of sixty-two. They have, though, signed three players in the past few days and already beaten the Hornets 2-1 at the Imperial Fields this season but what does all this tell us about the outcome of tonight's meeting? I'm damned if I know so why not get yourself down to Goring's Mead this Wednesday and see the excitement unravel for yourself (kick-off 7.30pm).

4/3/14 200 CLUB WINNERS

Our congratulations go Mark Butler for winning the £100 first prize in the March draw of the 200 Club. Damian Carter won the second prize of £40 and Mark Wells takes the £20 third prize. To find out how you could be among next month's winners, just click here

3/3/14 CUP FINAL REPORT

Anthony Scott provides an excellent report on Sunday's U16s County Cup Final between Horsham and AFC Brighton & Hove, courtesy of www.sussexfa.com. Click here to view

2/3/14 YOUNG HORNETS ENJOY CUP SUCCESS

Our congratulations go to Richard Wootton and his U16s after today's 2-0 win over AFC Brighton & Hove in the final of the Sussex John Davey County Cup. Harry Bachelor and Matthew Hards scored our goals and we hope to bring a full report on this game in the next couple of days. Photos from the match can be viewed at the websites of Terry Buckman and Simon Roe.

1/3/14 U16s in County CUP ACTION THIS SUNDAY

Lancing FC is the venue for Sunday's Sussex County (John Davey) Cup Final as the Hornets' U16s take on divisional rivals AFC Brighton & Hove (11am kick-off). The two sides met at the end of October with Brighton taking the honours, courtesy of a 3-1 scoreline, but Horsham are unbeaten since that meeting and only three points separate the two clubs in the Sussex Sunday Youth League.

1/3/14 WALTON CASUALS 2 HORSHAM 3

Jamie Cade kept up his excellent goalscoring record by firing the Hornets to three deserved points at promotion hopefuls Walton Casuals this afternoon. Horsham led 2-0 after nineteen minutes, through a Tony Nwachukwu penalty and an own goal by Max Fitzgerald, but the Stags fought back to level the scores midway through the second half only for Cade to secure the win by heading home Ross Morley's late cross. Full report...

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