Morley and King both leave Hornets

Hosham captain Ross Morley has left the club for Redhill. Below: Billy-Joe King
Hosham captain Ross Morley has left the club for Redhill. Below: Billy-Joe King

Horsham captain Ross Morley is one of two players to have left the club over the weekend.

Morley confirmed he had played his last game for the club in their 1-0 win over Carshalton Athletic on Saturday after agreeing to join fellow strugglers Redhill.

JPCT 201214 S14510518x Football: Ryman League South Division: Horsham v Walton & Hersham.  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141222-095707001

JPCT 201214 S14510518x Football: Ryman League South Division: Horsham v Walton & Hersham. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141222-095707001

Full-back Billy-Joe King has also left the club after requesting to be released to take a break from the game.

The pair were two of the most seniors players as the club with King having played 113 games in three years and Morley making 81 appearances and scoring seven goals since his switch from Crawley Down Gatwick in 2013.

The midfielder took over from Jamie Cade as skipper when he also quit the club in October.

Morley tweeted: “Was my last game for @HorshamFC. Would like the wish them all the best for the rest of the season. Disappointed to leave! #hornets.”

King, who was yet to feature under interim manager Anthony Storey, tweeted: “I thank Horsham FC for all what they have done for me and making me feel so welcome for the past 3 years and wish them the best of luck.

“I’m going to have a little brake from football, but one day hope to return back to Horsham FC #COYH.”

Storey said: “Ross and Billy-Joe have both left. I am disappointed to lose the captain, but I think his head had been turned up the road.

“It’s a shame as I would have liked to have kept him, but that’s football.

“I have a forward coming in this week and another central midfielder that will give us even more quality.”

Storey confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will take over as the side’s captain.