Horsham boss Colbran not bothered by relegation

JPCT-03-03-12  FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100629a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-03-03-12 FOOTBALL: Horsham v Tooting at Gorings Mead. New manager Simon Colbran, first game in charge. S12100629a -photo by Steve Cobb

MANAGER Simon Colbran was more interested in the manner his team played rather than the news that Horsham have been relegated from the Ryman Premier.

Their 3-0 defeat away to promotion-chasers Bury Town combined with rivals Harrow beating Met Police 2-1 to seal Hornets’ fate that they will be playing in Ryman League Division 1 South next season.

Colbran said: “Before I came here I told players I want you give me 100 percent when you walk on that pitch and they did again today.

“You can’t knock it - if they hadn’t showed they cared and gave their passion I’d be having a different conversation with you.

“In all five games since I took over I don’t remember five minutes where they didn’t give it their all.

“Bury had that bit of quality but I thought twice when they scored we were having the better spell and that’s frustrating.

“I counted 10 or 12 times when we had decent crosses into the box in the second half. We were tighter and a bit more direct and we created some good chances.”

He added: “I’m not interested in when we go down - we are going down so it doesn’t really matter if we go down today or in three weeks’ time. It doesn’t make any difference to me. This is about going into every game ready to improve and play the way we want to.”

Full match report and more reaction in this Thursday’s County Times