Audio: Horsham ladies hockey coach assesses bid for survival

HORSHAM face a ‘massive’ weekend in their battle for survival in the English Hockey League.

Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to second placed St Albans edged the rock bottom Horsham ladies ever closer to the National Conference East trap door. And with two of the five games remaining to be played this coming weekend, against Harleston Magpies and Chelmsford, coach Warren Gilmour knows his girls have to start producing the goods.

He said: “Next weekend is a big weekend for us, again if we get two wins in a weekend it all changes around again. What else do you do you? You cannot keep looking at the table, you have go one game at a time and keep trying to get the points. I think last week (defeats Surbiton and Old Loughtonians) we were so desperate to win we forgot to play any hockey.

“We are four points (behind second-bottom Maidstone) and we have five games left we have to start doing something.”

Saturday’s game could not have started better for Horsham, Steph Dent had put them ahead within 60 seconds, applying the finishing touches to a goalmouth scramble, but Clare Beattie and Kerri Lendon scored to give St Albans the win.

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