Green and Whites set to renew acquaintances

Rugby: London 2 South East: Horsham v Dartfordians. Pic Steve Robards  SR1602018 SUS-160117-130551001
Rugby: London 2 South East: Horsham v Dartfordians. Pic Steve Robards SR1602018 SUS-160117-130551001

Following another successful season for Horsham, the fixtures for 2016/17 have now been released providing the opportunity to reacquaint with several clubs not faced for a few years.

The Green and Whites consolidated their position in London 2 South East last time out and won the Bob Rogers Cup for the third successive season.

The first game on September 10 is at home to Beckenham followed a week later by an away fixture against Sussex rivals Hove.

The Green and Whites then face newly-promoted Bromley at home on September 24 followed by a trip to strongly-fancied Medway.

Horsham coach Nick Stocker said: “We have only just finished playing and I am already getting excited about the new season. Congratulations on the promotion of our old friends Bromley and Heathfield & Waldron whom we know are both tough sides to beat.

“Charlton Park we have played before and Medway have been relegated due to registration issues and will be tough opponents and surely the favourites to go up.

“We learned a lot from last year. We face Beckenham first whom we beat at home last year in one of our best performances of the season.

“In our second game we then face our cup final opponents Hove away in what is sure to be another cracking game.”

Pre-season training starts in early July.

Horsham 2nd XV, known as the Lions, also consolidated their position last season following promotion to Sussex Spitfire League One and open their league campaign away to relegated Uckfield.

This is followed a week later by a home game against Hellingly.

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