Crawley Down Gatwick 0 Horsham 2: Cobran praises dominant Hornets

JPCT-03-03-12  FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100609a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-03-03-12 FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100609a -photo by Steve Cobb

Horsham manager Simon Colbran was delighted his side cruised into the final of the Brighton Charity Cup with a 2-0 victory against local rivals Crawley Down.

The holders qualified for their third successive final through second half goals by teenager Shaid Kafako and substitute Trevor McCreadie.

It was the second time the two sides have met in the space of 11 days after they fought out a 1-1 draw in the Ryman League.

Horsham made seven changes to their line-up which started Saturday’s 1-0 win against Merstham as Scott Harris, Tony Nwachukwu, Karl Akehurst, Gary Charman, Billy Dunn and Trevor McCreadie were all rested.

Among those handed starts were Ray Freeman, James Brockhurst, Abs Bolaji and new 19-year-old signing from Tonbridge Angels, Ryan Waterman.

Down fielded their youth team as they have a crucial Ryman League game away to Leatherhead tomorrow (Thursday).

Upbeat Colbran praised: “It was a dominant display. Although both sides rested players, you can only beat those who are in front of you and we played really. really well.

“We have now let in one goal in five games and have produced four clean sheets, so I can’t complain. We are undefeated in five games. But we are still not out of trouble and hope to carry on and keep our form going until the end of the season.”