Nine goal thriller too much for YM boss to take

HOR 100911 Horsham YMCA v Hassocks. photo by derek martin
HOR 100911 Horsham YMCA v Hassocks. photo by derek martin

HORSHAM YMCA manager Sammy Donnelly admitted he may not be able to stand as much excitement as against St Francis Rangers on Tuesday night after his side recovered from 4-2 down to end up 5-4 winners.

YM overcame traffic problems which meant they arrived just 20 minutes before kick-off to take the lead through Dean Wright after only ten minutes.

But they were trailing 2-1 at half-time as Rangers found the net twice through Matt Carruthers and new signing Malcolm Mheuka.

Following a Hull City style half-time team talk on the pitch because of being locked out of their changing room, YM twice went further behind before mounting a superb second half fight back with goals by newboy Nick Sullivan, Wright and a brace by the excellent George Hillier.

Donnelly quipped: “I don’t want to see too many matches like that - I don’t know if I can take it!

“Whoever watched the game will have enjoyed it. There were some good goals there.

“The lads were asked questions tonight and did well to come back from 3-1 and 4-2 down. I’m well pleased for them. They showed tremendous character.”