Horsham manager misses out on Rebels return

JPCT-03-03-12  FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100606a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-03-03-12 FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100606a -photo by Steve Cobb

HORSHAM have the chance of revenge when they travel to Worthing for tonight’s Brighton Charity Cup final.

Woodside Road is a ground familiar to the Hornets, who spent a season ground-sharing with tonight’s hosts, and as well as having the chance to avenge the 1-0 defeat to the Rebels in last year’s final it could also see a miserable season finish on a high with some silverware.

Horsham - who will play Worthing in the Ryman South next season following relegation - will have to do it without their manager Simon Colbran, who is on holiday in Ibiza and has expressed his frustration at the timing of tonight’s match which sees him miss out on a return to his former club.

Tony Nwachukwu is also away on holiday, and a number of others could also be unavailable. Assistant manager Wayne Clarke is expected to take charge.

Hornets chief executive John Lines said: “Simon has family in Ibiza and had his holiday booked long ago. Wednesday is not a normal evening for us to play so a lot of the players, if they work shift usually make provisions for Tuesday nights so there may be a few others missing as well.

“It would be nice to end with a win after the season we’ve had to give us something a bit brighter to look forward to next year.”

Worthing were strong candidates for promotion before dropping off towards the end of the season and Chris White’s side is expected to feature a number of former Horsham players.

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