Hornets set for Ware in FA Trophy tussle

The FA Trophy.
The FA Trophy.

Horsham host Ware in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday and player-manager Gary Charman is hoping they can replicate their form from the last round.

The Hornets comfortably overcame Sittingbourne 6-2 in the preliminary round and tore up the form book in the process.

Having been struggling for goals and consistency, Horsham crashed home six in a comprehensive rout where Charman netted a hat-trick.

There is now £2,700 and a place in the last 36 available for the winners of Saturday’s fixture.

Charman said: “There is a lot of money in it for us. They are doing quite well in their league, but it is equivalent to ours and the home team should have the advantage.

“If we can play anywhere near like how we did against Sittingbourne, we could win.”

Ware currently sit sixth in the Ryman League North Division, having lost just three of their 17 league games all season.

It will be the first meeting between the two sides for 17 years, back when they were regular opponents.

In 21 meetings between the clubs, Horsham have won nine and drawn a six.