Varley hails an all-round team display

JPCT 230814 S14350637x Football, Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Merstham  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140826-104947001
JPCT 230814 S14350637x Football, Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Merstham -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140826-104947001

Hornets coach Ian Varley reflected on what he felt was their best performance of the season at Barkingside on Saturday.

Varley praised an all-round team display in their 3-1 FA Trophy victory and felt, despite an early set-back, they never looked like losing.

He said: “It was a very pleasing win and performance. We started slowly but once we got back in the game we never looked like losing control.

“It probably was our best performance at a difficult place to go. We knew they would be confident after beating Kingstonian in the last round, but once we got a grip on the conditions, we played them off the park for 80 minutes and scored three good goals.

“I think it was just generally as a team we were very good. Obviously, it’s great for Jamie (Ampleford) to get a couple of goals and hopefully he can go on a bit of a run now.”

On whether the victory will help breed confidence going back into their Ryman League South Division campaign, Varley said: “We hope so because we need to start picking some points up in the league.

“We have a big game at South Park Saturday where we really need to pick up three points.”

The Hornets, who sit second bottom still, travel to seventh placed South Park on Saturday with revenge on their 2-0 opening day defeat at Gorings Mead.