Lost points may cost Horsham

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HORSHAM let slip a 17-3 lead and with it some valuable points in a 20-20 draw with Bromley.

The hosts dominated virtually every area but couldn’t take their chances and a late fight back saw Bromley take a share of the spoils.

Coach Nick Stocker said: “We’re disappointed because we deserved the win. We had three or four other try scoring opportunities but didn’t take them.

“We’ve not won against Bromley in the past, we always seem to find them difficult to beat and we’ll look back at this as a missed opportunity.”

Bromley scored an early penalty but from there it was virtually all Horsham, and after hammering the visitor’s line prop Neil Holden picked from a maul to shimmy over.

Horsham scored again when good running from the backs released George Philip to go over in the corner, Matt Goodsir converting, and a second Holden try saw them 17-3 up at the break.

Horsham started well after the interval but final passes again went astray and in a 15 minute spell of pressure Bromley scored three tries to level 17-17.

Goodsir kicked a penalty but this was matched by the visitors and despite finishing strongly Horsham couldn’t find the winning points.

Horsham occupy the final remaining relegation place, eight points behind Sussex rivals Crawley, who they play on Saturday.