HORSHAM manager Simon Colbran was delighted his side reached the second qualifying round of the FA Cup with a hard fought 1-0 victory away to Kent League club VCD Athletic.
A well worked 66th minute goal by Billy Medlock, his second in two games, sealed the win in blazing sunshine and as well as winning through a second tie in the prestigious competition it was Hornets’ third successive victory and means they have netted an invaluable £4,750 in prize money from this season’s cup run.
Colbran said the game went according to plan except for Hornets’ lack of scoring opportunities.
“VCD had a few decent chances and if they had finished a couple of them this could have been different. They are a very similar to a Ryman set-up so I was expecting a difficult game.
“We had five or six big players out and our new signing Jeff Cole’s registration had not been completed in time which was frustrating. We didn’t have as many chances as I was hoping for. We set our stall up for what we wanted to do away from home - we defended well and nicked one which was what we were aiming for.
“The prize money can go towards the players’ budget but I like a nice settled squad and like to reward the ones who are doing the job, giving 100 percent and getting results out on the pitch rather than keep on bringing new ones in.”