Derby win is sweet for former Rebel Colbran

Tony Nwachukwu scored Horsham's first

Tony Nwachukwu scored Horsham's first

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A delighted Simon Colbran admitted winning against his former club Worthing was extra special. Following his side’s 2-1 win Colbran, who took the Rebels to the playoffs in his season in charge said: “It was massive for me. I’ve got a lot of respect for Worthing but I’m at Horsham now and while it was nice to see everyone it made it extra special to be honest.

“We’ve had two hard training sessions over Christmas, the players have worked really hard and I think that showed. I think there’s now a bond between the players which helps to drive each other on and that was obvious to see. It was definitely one of our best performances in terrible conditions, we threw bodies in there to make sure we won and against a really strong wind our fitness showed in the second half.”

Ryan Marriott was due to join Billy Medlock on the bench before his car broke down, after both missed training and Colbran added: “The players now know if they want to play for Horsham they need to be 100 per cent committed.”