Hornets targeting seven wins to beat the drop

JPCT 310115 S15050584x Football, Ryman League South Division: Horsham v Redhill -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150202-085322001
JPCT 310115 S15050584x Football, Ryman League South Division: Horsham v Redhill -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150202-085322001
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Horsham have been set a target of seven wins from their remaining 12 games to avoid relegation from the Ryman League.

The luckless Hornets crashed back to the foot of the table on Tuesday night with a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away at Merstham to leave them with one point from a possible 12.

To add to their woes, former captain Ross Morley netted an injury-time winner for Redhill as his new side hit back from a two-goal deficit to climb above Horsham with their 3-2 win over South Park.

Horsham joint manager Anthony Storey bemoaned his side’s luck in not earning a point for their efforts, but knows they must quickly pick themselves up in their battle to beat the drop.

He said: “We have got to be able to kill games off and slow them down when it’s needed. We have a lot of young players and that will come with time, but we were unlucky not to come away with a point.

“It’s a really bitter pill to swallow, but that’s football and it’s the same old story; we just have to keep going.

“We have 12 games left and I think we need seven wins. We know where we have to be and time is ticking as well.

“We need to put together a little run, a string of games like we did a month back. Back-to-back wins will be a start and then string a run together from there.”

The Hornets travel to Guernsey on Saturday and hope to be bolstered by the return of Tom Gilbert and captain Lewis Hamilton.