Horsham men’s firsts on Cloud 9

THE GOALS continue to flow for free-scoring Horsham men’s hockey firsts as they put bottom of the table Crawley to the sword with a 9-0 drubbing.

Leading 2-0 at half-time, three goals in as many minutes straight after the restart killed the game off as a contest and allowed the visitors to wrack up a biggest win of the season which keeps them well in the hunt for the league’s biggest prizes.

Captain John Burroughs said: “They are bottom of the league so we were expecting a decent display but against some of the teams in the bottom half we have been guilty of getting involved in their game so we were conscious of that.

“This could have been another banana skin and we missed a couple of players but we have such depth that we were still able to put in a convincing display.”

Burroughs helped himself to a hat-trick, as did forward Matt Hawth while there were also goals from Andy McAlwrith, Callum Holloway and Dan Rhodes.

The win keeps Horsham at the back of the league’s leading pack of four and just three points off leaders Gore Court with some intriguing encounters still to come.