Horsham YMCA still have top-six aim as they host Loxwood

Horsham YMCA. Sam Schaaf. Pic Steve Robards  SR1631561 SUS-161027-133454001
Horsham YMCA. Sam Schaaf. Pic Steve Robards SR1631561 SUS-161027-133454001
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Horsham YMCA will still be chasing a top-six finish as they get back into action after two free Saturdays.

They host local rivals Loxwood this weekend, who sit two places above them in ninth position in the Premier Division.

YM are hoping to bridge the 11-point gap to sixth place in their remaining 15 games with manager Peter Buckland calling on his team to play for pride in the back-end of the campaign.

He said: “There are still 15 games to go, although it feels like we limping across the finishing line. Apart from the top three or four teams it is a case of playing for pride. We are still aiming for a top-six finish and you only need to put a run together of four or five games on the bounce to do that.”

Sam Schaaf is back to full fitness, but the lay-off has done nothing to aid the returns of the injured Matt Crane, Tom Gilbert, Luke Gedling and Matt Simpson. YM did keep in action with a friendly during their break as they ended Redhill’s 13-game undefeated run.