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Late Tolfrey header helps Horsham halt Phoenix’s rise and secure much-needed win

A late header from Tom Tolfrey secured a first three points in three league games for Horsham, as they ran out 2-1 winners again Phoenix Sports at Culver Road.

Eastbourne United V Horsham YMCA 10/2/17 - Horsham YMCA celebrate their second goal (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-181202-101621008

Horsham YMCA daring to dream of promotion but warned ‘medals aren’t handed out in February’

Horsham YMCA are daring to dream about promotion back into the Bostik League.

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola. Picture by Steve Robards

Hornets aiming for a top-half finish as Phoenix Sports fly in

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola is hoping for further improvement and a first win in three games to help them hunt down a top-half finish as his side welcome Phoenix Sports to Culver Road on Saturday.

Horsham v Guernsey - Goalkeeper Josh Pelling. 07-01-17. Steve Robards  Pic SR1637905 SUS-170701-172555001

Horsham in safe hands with Pelling’s loan stay extended

Horsham are in safe hands for the rest of the season having acquired the services of Josh Pelling with an extended loan.

Eastbourne United V Horsham YMCA 10/2/17 - Horsham YMCA score their first goal (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-181202-101001008

Relief as Horsham YMCA extend their lead as Eastbourne United clash beats the weather

Horsham YMCA extended their lead at top of the Southern Combination League Premier Division with a 5-0 thrashing of Eastbourne United.

Broadbrideg Heath FC. Javlon Cambell. Pic Steve Robards SR1726848 SUS-170611-162536001

Improved Heath display but scoreline flatters Eastbourne Town as Andrade returns

Broadbridge Heath took encouragement from an improved display, despite a somewhat flattering 4-1 score in favour of Eastbourne Town at the Leisure Centre.

Horsham's Tom Tolfrey in action against Corinthian Casuals

Casuals’ clinical finishing the difference despite improved Horsham showing

Goals from Jordan Clarke and Gabriel Odunaike condemned Horsham to a second successive Bostik League defeat, as manager Dominic Di Paola pointed to clinical finishing proving the difference.

Football, Bostik League South  Division: Horsham v Hythe. Dominic Di Paola . Pic Stephen Goodger. DSC_3048 SUS-171127-134113001

‘A lot of the players need to question themselves’ - Di Paola lays down the law to his Horsham side

‘If these lads aren’t questioning themselves, they are not what we want’ - that’s verdict of Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola in laying down the law to his players.

Football, SCFL Premier Division: Loxwood manager Dave Cocoracchio. Pic Steve Robards SR18001441 SUS-180801-062238001

Loxwood on the look out for new signing after a few fly the nest

Loxwood manager Dave Cocoracchio admits he is actively looking to improve his squad following trio of departures.

Phil Johnson netted a hat-trick for Horsham YMCA against Broadbridge Heath

Johnson hat-trick helps extend Horsham YMCA’s lead at the top after Heath win

A Phil Johnson hat-trick helped Horsham YMCA extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division at the expense of a depleted Broadbridge Heath.

Southern Combination League Division 1: Alfold v Roffey. Pic Steve Robards SR1803634 SUS-180502-115227001

Top-of-the-table clash ends even between Fold and Roffey

The top-of-the-table clash between Alfold and Roffey in Division 2 on Saturday ended all-square in a close derby encounter.

Toby House battles for the ball against a Pagham opponent on Tuesday night. Picture by John Lines.JPG

Boss blasts ‘embarrassing’ Horsham display in Sussex Senior Cup exit to ten-man Pagham

Horsham were on the end of a dramatic cupset as they suffered an ‘embarrassing’ defeat to a ten-man Pagham in the quarter-final of the Sussex Senior Cup.

Soccer school participants with Crawley Town players and Reggie the Red

Crawley Town Community Foundation: Holiday and half-term soccer schools

Perhaps the most synonymous of all community programmes are the popular soccer schools.

Barry Hunt, front and centre, has decided to step down from his role as Loxwood chairman at the end of the season. Picture by Derek Martin

New chairman at Loxwood with Hunter stepping down after 'monumental journey'

Loxwood chairman Barry Hunter will be stepping down from his role at the end of the season after 15 years of overall service and a 'monumental journey' at the club.
Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola. Picture by Steve Robards

Horsham confident ahead of re-arranged Sussex Senior Cup quarter-final at Pagham

Horsham will be hoping it's third-time lucky as they travel to Pagham for their Sussex Senior Cup quarter-final clash tonight.

Horsham's Tony Nwachukwu. Picture by John Lines

Di Paola admits Horsham lost to better team in Greenwich, but bemoans lack of defenders

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola admitted that his side lost to the better team after their 2-0 defeat against Greenwich Borough, but bemoaned a lack of available defenders.

Horsham YMCA FC. Dean Carden.  Pic Steve Robards  SR1627444 SUS-160926-164351001

Special landmark for Carden as Horsham YMCA go top of Premier Division

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland was full of praise for his team, and Dean Carden in particular, after their 1-0 win over Arundel moved them top of the Premier Division.

Lancing United action from earlier in the season. Picture by Derek Martin

Lancing United set to withdraw from Southern Combination League

Lancing United Football Club look set to fold their first team.

Horsham players celebrate at Sittingbourne. Picture by John Lines

Good form, impressive spirit and exciting times ahead have Hornets feeling the buzz

Competitive recent form and a glowing team spirit has got Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola already looking ahead to what promises to be an exciting campaign next season.

Eastbourne Town FC V Horsham YMCA  (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180128-152722008

‘Title race is wide open’ as Horsham YMCA close the gap

Peter Buckland believes the Southern Combination League title race is wide open and while Horsham YMCA’s fate is in their own hand, he expects there will be plenty of twists and turns.

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