YM gearing up for kick off

HORSHAM YMCA will kick off life back in the Sussex County League with a trip to Crowborough Athletic.

Sammy Donnelly’s new look YM are away on the opening day of the season, to another side who found life difficult when they were in the Ryman League before suffering relegation.

Donnelly has been steadily rebuilding the squad from scratch, and stresses he is not in a hurry to bring in players if they are not right for the team.

It’s the third time in four seasons that YM have had to conjure a team up from nothing.

Donnelly said: “I’m still looking at the players I have brought in, and that’s what pre-season training is all about,

“We have started out without one single player and we have done well to get a squad of players together so far.”

Among Donnelly’s most notable captures are Dean Wright and Simon Lockwood from Three Bridges.