Green and Whites secure promotion back to London 2 South East

JPCT 020315 S15080752x Rugby, London 3 South East: Horsham v Folkestone  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150203-092827001
JPCT 020315 S15080752x Rugby, London 3 South East: Horsham v Folkestone -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150203-092827001

Horsham secured promotion back to London 2 South East with a hard fought 10-0 win at home to Folkestone on Saturday

The Green and Whites last played at this level in 1998-99 as they seek to regain their status as one of the premier clubs in Sussex.

We have been playing with a degree of tension over the last few weeks

Nick Stocker

With bottom of the table Horsham Football Club losing 5-0 at Folkestone Invicta and looking likely to be relegated into the Sussex County League, on the same day top of the table Horsham Rugby Club were able to restore the town’s pride with a 10-0 win against the seasiders.

Following Dartfordians loss to Heathfield & Waldron, league leaders Horsham now require two wins from their final four games to secure the league title, with the Bexley based side having the more difficult run in with games to come against Bromley and Folkestone.

Horsham coach Nick Stocker said: “We had the better physicality and played more of the rugby but our performance impeded a bigger score line. We dropped the ball a lot and didn’t look after it in contact which kept them in the game.

“We have been playing with a degree of tension over the last few weeks and I am hoping that this will be released with promotion now secured and we can now put in some performances which will put sides to the sword.”

Full report, reaction and pictures in this week’s paper.