Hornets sign Harris as Charlie Pitches in with pre-season goals

Loxwood's Charlie Pitcher in action against Hassocks. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160428-163816002
Loxwood's Charlie Pitcher in action against Hassocks. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160428-163816002
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Charlie Pitcher marked his first outing in a Horsham shirt in style as he notched four goals in their first pre-season friendly.

The Hornets ran out 8-1 winners at Southern Combination League Premier Division side Worthing United.

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Football. Brighton Charity Cup Final. Worthing FC V Horsham FC. Action from the match.  Horsham celebrate their win. Pictured is Scott Harris (cpt). ENGSUS00220130405174628

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Terry Dodd netted a brace as the visitors led 6-0 at the break, Darren Boswell added a goal and newly-signed Scott Harris was also on target.

The midfielder has rejoined the club after a long-term injury, adding yet more Ryman League experience.

Hornets chief Dominic Di Paola said: “We signed him on which is good. He’s an ex-Horsham boy and did well. He has been out for 18 months and has not really played any football for ages. “He will fit in well, he is our sort of player, neat and tidy and moves the ball around well.

“Good for Charlie scoring the goals. They are training matches, but we hope he can get fit as possible, if he does, he will be a good signing for us.

“He’s still some way off that, but he knows he needs to up his fitness.

“He is still only 19, but has massive potential. Him and Doddsy did well up there.”

On their first outing overall, Di Paola added: “It was ok, we are not really looking at the scoreline as I know Worthing United were trialing and number of players as well, so it was largely irrelevant.

“We saw some good things and bad things, it’s what pre-season is all about - we have lots we need to work on.”

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