RELIEF was the number one emotion after Horsham all but secured their Ryman Premier Division survival on Saturday with a 3-0 win at Hendon.
Goals from Jamie Brotherton. Jamie Cade and Paul Kennett made it a comfortable victory against a Hendon team who are seriously on the slide.
A red card for the hosts’ James Burgess after his over the top reaction to a Ryan Woodford tackle made matters worse for Hendon when 1-0 down, while seconds into the second half Mark Zawadski made his second penalty save in two weeks.
And on a day when almost everything went to plan, Horsham leapfrogged Hastings and moved six points clear of Aveley, who are in the final relegation spot with three games to go.
Manager John Maggs said: “It’s a good afternoon and we are relieved. It’s our first win at Hendon and that’s good enough in itself. We created enough chances to win it, the boys are happy all round. First half we played really well and I think another point now will make sure.”