Horsham player-manager Gary Charman admitted he was delighted at his side’s FA Trophy victory on Sunday.
Charman himself hit a hat-trick as the Hornets overcame Sittingbourne 6-2 in a fine performance at Gorings Mead.
The match came as a much-welcome tonic from Horsham’s indifferent league campaign and Charman was satisfied with an all-round team performance.
He said: “I am delighted. It doesn’t matter about the score line in the cup, but obviously to score six goals is very important for us.
“It could have been a lot more to be honest. I think we could have easily scored three or four more.
“I am disappointed about the two goals we conceded but because we play a high line they were always going to get in, but it was a good day’s work.
“We were very well organised the whole game. The whole game all they had was a long ball.
“I thought my two centre-halves and full backs were fantastic. They tucked in the two full backs to make a four and Ross and Byron’s position was good as well to pick up the seconds.
“Every time we went forwards we looked like we were going to score. The two wide men were excellent and with Jamie Ampleford and myself up top, we looked like we were going to score more often that not.
“It doesn’t matter who scores. It was me today, but Tony has been scoring them recently. It was my turn today, but it’s all about going through to the next round in cup games and we are at home again, so, hopefully, we go on a little but further.
“It’s always nice this cup and the FA Cup are two huge clubs especially for small clubs like Horsham and Ryman South sides. Any money is welcome and we are really pleased.”
Video highlights from the match courtesy of Cameron McGillivray can be watched on the video at the top of the page.