Horsham won’t take East Preston lightly

JPCT-03-03-12  FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100607a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-03-03-12 FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100607a -photo by Steve Cobb

SIMON Colbran has warned his Horsham side they will come up against a side full of confidence in tonight’s Brighton Charity Cup Quarter Final.

The Hornets go to Sussex County League Division 2 side East Preston in the last eight as Colbran looks for a lift after their inevitable relegation from the Ryman Premier Division was confirmed on Saturday. But he remains wary of an EP side which has already romped to promotion to Division 1, losing just one league match in the process.

“I know some of the players down there and they are a decent side,” Colbran said. “The main thing going through their heads will be confidence and they will be looking for a scalp. It will be tough and we have to go there with the right attitude.”

Horsham will be missing the suspended Kery Kedze, and Jake Jacobs, who suffered an ankle injury at Bury on Saturday, while Colbran intends to have some youth team players on the bench.

He added: “Getting to the final would be a good day out for the players and for the fans to give them something to cheer.”