Green and Whites to get underway away to old foes

Horsham are looking forward to renewing some old rivalries next season
Horsham are looking forward to renewing some old rivalries next season

Following Horsham promotion into London 2 South East, the fixtures for 2015/16 have been released and proved the opportunity to reacquaint with several clubs.

The first game on September 19 is a testing journey to old foes Tunbridge Wells followed a week later by a home fixture against Old Colfeians.

The Green and Whites then make the trip to Bexley on October 3 to face fellow promoted side Dartfordians.

Horsham do not face any Sussex rivals until they travel to Hove on October 24.

Horsham coach Nick Stocker is already relishing the new season and looking forward to the step up.

He said: “This is a tough away trip to start with against potentially one of the league contenders and offers an opportunity to gauge where we are at immediately!

“The new level is a little leap into the unknown but the team is most definitely up for the challenge and are out to cause a few shocks.

“Preseason training starts in early July.”

Horsham 2nd XV, known as the Lions, were also promoted into Sussex Spitfire League 1 last season.

They will open their league campaign a week earlier than their teammates in the 1st XV on September 12 away to Hove 2nd XV.

This is followed a week later by a home fixture against Lewes 1st XV, a club that are rebuilding and until recently were playing a couple of leagues higher than Horsham 1st XV.

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