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Fired up Horsham YMCA won’t be ‘chucking the towl in’ on title race

Leaders Horsham YMCA’s nine-game winning run was ended on Tuesday night as the SCFL Premier Division title race tightened up, but Peter Buckland said his side won’t be ‘chucking the towel in’.

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Billingshurst climb off foot of the table at first opportunity with Oakwood win

Billingshurst climbed off the foot of the Division 2 table at the first time of asking as they put in a hugely-improved display against Oakwood on Tuesday night.

Broadbridge Heath's Shaun Findlay. Picture by Dave Burt. SUS-171017-171358002

Heath beaten by in-form Three Bridges as title race pressure ramps ups

Broadbridge Heath suffered a 5-1 defeat to Premier Division title contenders Three Bridges on a cold, blustery night at the Leisure Centre on Tuesday.

Crawley Town Community Foundation

Would you like to play for Crawley Town FC u19s or work in the Sports Profession?

The BTEC post-16 education course has run for more than four years, and combines studying sport and football with playing and representing Crawley Town FC u19s.

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola. Picture by Steve Robards SR1522354

Di Paola to continue to give youth a chance, but wants more desperation to win

Dominic Di Paola says his young gun Horsham side need to show more of a desperation to win football matches.

Horsham celebrate Curtis Gayler's fine opening strike against East Grinstead. Picture by John Lines

Horsham ‘throw away’ points as Hyde suffers injury blow in East Grinstead draw

Two sloppy goals saw Horsham ‘throw away’ all three points against East Grinstead on Tuesday in a match that ended with a nasty injury to defender Lewis Hyde, who looks set to miss the rest of the season.

Horsham captain Scott Kirkwood. Picture by Stephen Goodger. DSC_3069

Two key men missing for Horsham for tonight's 'tough' trip to East Grinstead

Horsham will be missing two key players for what is expected to be a tricky trip to face a 'good, young side' at East Grinstead tonight.

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Simmons says Billingshurst need points quickly after slipping bottom with Southwick defeat

Billingshurst manager Chris Simmons says they need to start turning their games in hand into points quickly after slipping to the bottom of Division 1 on Saturday.

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Buckland praises Garrod and Moore as Horsham YMCA’s ‘workmanlike’ display beats Hassocks

Horsham YMCA moved a step closer to clinching the Premier Division title with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Hassocks, and boss Peter Buckland was full of praise for his ‘workmanlike’ side.

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Horsham boss Di Paola pleased with performance against ‘best team in the league’

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola wants his players to give themselves the credit they deserve after competing with a Cray Wanderers side that he feels are the best in the league.


Work getting underway at Horsham Football Club's new ground brings buzz of excitement

Ten years since leaving Queen Street and a year since securing planning permission for a new home, Horsham chief executive John Lines has said that work getting underway on their ground has brought a buzz of excitement.
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Loxwood have the ‘right attitude’ to deal with recent postponements

Loxwood manager Dave Cocoracchio believes his players have the right attitude to deal with the recent spell of postponed fixtures.

Shaun Saunders said he would rather be chasing than be chased

'Pressure is on YM' says Heath boss Saunders

Haywards Heath manager Shaun Saunders said he ‘would rather be chasing than being the chased’.

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Buckland frustrated by lack of continuity with YMCA postponements a ‘nuisance’

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland has been left frustrated after his side had yet another game postponed on Saturday.

Waterlogged pitches caused matches to be postponed across the district

Horsham district teams hit by another weather-affected weekend

It was another complete washout for local football fixtures on Saturday as heavy rain swept across the county on Friday.

Horsham FC. Dominic di Paola. Pic Steve Robards SR1720461 SUS-170829-111246001

Player consistency aim has failed this season, but Hornets’ new home will help

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola has revealed they have failed in one of his aims this season - player consistency.

George Landais. Picture by John Lines

Horsham land Lewes man Landais permanently with striker looking to ‘settle’

Horsham have completed the permanent signing of striker George Landais.

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Clubhouse taking shape at Broadbridge Heath’s new home with completion date announced

Masonry work on the pavilion at Broadbridge Heath’s new home has started as their ground begins to take shape.

Culver Road basked in sunshine earlier in the year

In hindsight we could have forced the fixture to go ahead, Di Paola on Ashford United clash

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola felt in hindsight they could have tried to force their game against Ashford United to go ahead on Saturday.

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Buckland prefers ‘continuity’ to being left out in the cold after frosty week for Horsham YMCA

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland has admitted an enforced break does not suit his team with them sitting top of the Southern Combination League Premier Division.

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