Horsham boss defends his goalkeeper Hunter

JPCT-21-01-12 S12040605a  FOOTBALL: Horsham v Hendon at Gorings Mead -photo by steve cobb

JPCT-21-01-12 S12040605a FOOTBALL: Horsham v Hendon at Gorings Mead -photo by steve cobb

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HUGO LANGTON refused to lay the blame for Horsham’s latest loss at his goalkeeper Michael Hunter.

Trailing 1-0 to Hendon at Gorings Mead on Saturday, the Hornets stopper first fumbled a free kick allowing Greg Ngoyi to score and two minutes later he cleared a back pass straight into Elliott Charles and the ball ricocheted into his net.

The two goals killed off any hope of a Horsham comeback but in a season when Hunter has been one of the side’s most consistent performers Langton was not about to point the finger at his stopper.

He said: “Second half we’re still in it, we’ve had one particular chance which we didn’t put away, you’d put your money and you mortgage on George tucking that away. Unfortunately a couple of errors up the other end has absolutely killed us.

“That’s the life of a goalkeeper. Michael’s been outstanding, I ain’t gonna pull him out, the amount of saves he’s done for us this season.

“The first one he’s made a slight error of judgement, the second one he’s not been helped by the backpass. Fair play to their lad, he’s taken one in the face and what a weird goal.”

Hornets striker George Landais missed a glorious close-range chance in the second half chance when the hosts were 1-0 down but overall Langton was again satisfied with his team’s attitude.

He said: “But performance wise I ain’t gonna knock it. We’ve matched them and worked hard.”