Colbran: Pressure is on Worthing

Scott Tipper faces his former club today
Scott Tipper faces his former club today

Simon Colbran says all the pressure will be on his former club when he takes Horsham FC down to Worthing today.

Desp[ite the heavy rain of the last week, Worthing’s Woodside Road pitch has stood up to the conditions and today’s game is confirmed as going ahead.

Colbran was denied a first return to his former club on the final game of last season when a holiday saw him miss Horsham’s extra-time to lift the Brighton Charity Cup.

Worthing gained revenge with last month’s League Cup win at Gorings Mead and an unbeaten December in the league has moved them up to seventh in Ryman South.

Colbran, who took Worthing to the play-offs in his one season in charge said: “If it’s on it will be my first game back, part of my heart is still at Worthing because I loved everyone connected with the club and I’ve got good memories from my time there.

“But I’m Horsham manager now so that’s where my heart is and I’ll be going there probably even more determined to win.

“Looking where they are in the table they are massive favourites so we go there with no pressure on us. They also had a game against Maidstone on Saturday while ours was off so nobody is going to expect anything from us so whatever we can get will be a bonus.”

Worthing’s 2-2 draw at Maidstone was the only Ryman League fixture not postponed by the rain on Saturday.