Horsham take confidence into Brighton Senior Cup semi

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HORSHAM hope to pull off a cup giantkilling tonight against League 1 champions Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Hornets are set to come up against a strong Reserves team in tonight’s Sussex Senior Cup semi final, with two of Brighton’s scholars, Leon Redwood and Jamie Strong, expected to be in the lineup days after being awarded their first professional contracts.

Horsham welcome back Paul Kennett and Anthony Storey, but Jamie Cade is cup tied for the fixture. Gary Charman is a doubt after missing Monday’s win against Croydon Athletic with an infection to a skin wound picked up in the match against Wealdstone 48 hours earlier.

Both sides have the added incentive of playing in the first match to the played at the Albion’s new Amex Community Stadium at Falmer, which hosts the final in July.

Horsham manager John Maggs, whose side secured their survival in the Ryman Premier this week, said: “We go into the game with confidence on the back of a reasonable run of form, with the final at a brilliant new stadium as incentive.”