Di Paola says Horsham are finding their feet and improving

DM16139200a.jpg Football: Horsham v Lewes. Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160829-220736008
DM16139200a.jpg Football: Horsham v Lewes. Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160829-220736008

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola believes his side are improving more and more with every game this season.

Saturday’s impressive point against Walton Casuals saw the Hornets climb up to 12th in the Ryman League South Division standings with 11 points from ten games.

Those point have come from their last eight games after they started the campaign with back-to-back defeats on their return to this level.

They host Cray Wanderers tonight and Di Paola is pleased with how they are now finding their feet after a shaky start.

On Saturday’s draw, he said: “We worked hard, stuck to the game plan where possible and the boys brought into it well. Full credit to the players, they did really well.

“Apart from first 15 minutes when we looked overawed, we then played ourself into the game and let a goal in, but didn’t shrink or panic.

“Then in the second half, it was quite an even game and a good point against a good side that are going to be there or thereabouts at the end.

“We are learning in this league. It’s a good standard with good players and a proper league.

“We have said these two games would be tough to get anything from so we are not reading too much more from it ahead of Tuesday night now.

“The boys have been good since the first two games, the eight since we have got 11 points from eight games. That’s not a bad return and we still have not got a full-strength side out.

“We still have players out missing and are a very new team. Some of the players that have not played at this level are still learning.

“Credit to the boys, they have learnt almost game on game, I think. Since that start we have been better each game apart from Sevenoaks.

“If we had played Walton Casuals in the first game, we would have got pumped. The boys are now finding their feet and if we get everyone back, with a full compliment to choose from, I think we will be alright.”

Kick-off against Cray tonight at Gorings Mead is 7.30pm.