Langton asks players to maintain improved standards

HORSHAM caretaker manager Hugo Langton was delighted with his team’s display in suffering a controversial 1-0 defeat away to sixth-placed Lowestoft on Tuesday night.

New signings Senny Diedhiou and Ian Varley shone as the Hornets looked a much improved side compared to that which lost 5-0 three times in four matches.

Langton said: “We did something that not many teams have done this season - we have gone to Lowestoft and given them a hell of a game. Most go there and get thumped.

“Our boys did themselves and the town proud. This game and the hendon draw have brought back belief and these boys clearly want to play for the club.

“They all went through hell at times and put theri bodies on the line. Lowestoft scored after a big shout for handball wasn’t given and their player admitted it was handball afterwards.

“Ray Freeman arrived at half-time after getting stuck in traffic and Senny offered to take on his role of lone striker on his debut and he was outstanding

“Ian Varley was excellent at centre half and was like a warrior. Callum Dunne was outstanding in cemtnral midfield. They all got 10 out of 10 from me and I have told them they have now set standards they have got to maintain.”