HORSHAM failed to capitalise on a dominant first half and lost their 100 percent away record by losing 1-0 to East Thurrock Utd.
Both sides had a goal disallowed and despite Horsham having a lot of attacking play, the game was decided by a 70th minute goal tucked in by Thurrock’s Neil Richmond.
Horsham manager Justin Luchford was clearly not happy with the result.
He said: “We need a bit of luck at the moment. Before we were scoring goals and were weaker at the back. Now we’re a bit stronger at the back and are leaking goals.
“I’m disappointed with the result but not the performance. They’ve had 15 minutes but we’ve bossed the game.”
East Thurrock had a goal by Neil Richmond ruled out for offside in the 11th minute when he latched on to a free-kick by Kris Newby.
Olly Poole, making his Horsham debut in central defence on loan from Welling, twice put powerful headers over the bar from just in front of goal. Ray Freeman, who was also making his debut for Horsham having been signed from the Met Police, also had a goal disallowed for handball in the 58th minute.
Richmond scored what proved to be the winner when he broke free to put away a through-ball before nearly making it 2-0 by hitting the post.