Di Paola praises substitutes and two-goal Dodd

Horsham FC manager Dominic Di Paola. 19.09.2015. Pic Steve Robards SR1522354 SUS-150921-091621001
Horsham FC manager Dominic Di Paola. 19.09.2015. Pic Steve Robards SR1522354 SUS-150921-091621001

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola praised his substitutes and two-goal Terry Dodd after their 4-0 victory over Pagham on Saturday.

The Hornets emerged 4-0 victors thanks to goals from Dodd, as well as strikes from new signing Jack-Rowe-Hurst and recent addition Luke Huggett in the second half.

A double change in the second half paid dividends as Rowe-Hurst and Brad Lewis came off the bench and the former netted just second later.

Luke Huggett then also came on to cap the scoring after Dodd netted twice.

Di Paola said: “I thought Brad (Lewis) did well when he came on, he is a naturally attacking player.

“Sometimes we look a little bit one dimensional and he coming on gives us that bit of thrust through midfield, so when he is really good, he’s amazing.

“It wasn’t the plan first half of Terry playing out wide, but I think he just got frustrated at not seeing the ball in the middle.

“But I thought he was man of the match for me Terry, I thought he had a really good game. First half he was setting the standards from the front. He was pressing, trying to compete and battling to get on the end of things. He did well.”

On debutant Rowe-Hurst, the manager continued: “We were questioning about starting Jack and I think the others would have liked to start him, but I thought I’d leave him on the bench.

“And it’s a good time to come on with that half hour to go and they have had to deal with a certain type of player.

“Evan (Archibald) has run them into the ground at the back like he does every game.

“At that point they are thinking he’s come off and it’s another option. It was good for him to get on the end of it at the end and also for Luke Huggett.

“I thought Biff (Joe Shelley) dragged us through second half, he really got going and was really good, ploughing through the middle there.

“I think they (Pagham) put a lot of work into the first half, it was quite a tough game in the first half, but once we scored we looked a good side.

“It’s tough sometimes, it’s tough to get going, but we are pleased and it’s a very good win I think.

“They didn’t create a lot, one or two chances, but I thought it was ok and a good win and good to get it out the way.”

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