Horsham friendly called off

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THE RIOTS in London have forced Horsham FC to cancel tonight’s friendly at Whitstable Town.

The Hornets management team had planned to use the game to get a better look at their squad for the new season but with concerns over players and management having to travel through the capital after the game when further trouble is expected, the game has been called off.

Assistant manager Hugo Langton said: “With all the social unrest after dark at the moment it is going to affect a number of us, including myself and (manager) Justin (Luchford) along with about eight of our players.

“It’s not a problem getting to Whitstable, it’s that getting back we would have to travel through places that have been affected and it’s not fair to put people in that situation for a friendly.

“People’s safety comes first of course but it is a bit annoying because Justin and I know their manager well and it would have been a good game. It now means this Saturday’s game against Whyteleafe is our last before the season starts so it’s going to be even more important.”