Charman confident results will come after first point

Jade Cade puts Horsham ahead on Tuesday night      Picture by John Lines (
Jade Cade puts Horsham ahead on Tuesday night Picture by John Lines (

Gary Charman watched his Horsham side secure their first point of the new campaign on Tuesday night and exclaimed: It’s been coming.

The Hornets have endured a testing start to the season in the South Division of the Ryman League with three straight defeats, injury woes and assistant manager Rob Frankland stepping down last week.

But on Tuesday night, Horsham drew 2-2 at home to promotion-targeting Burgess Hill to pick up a point that they had threatened in their other three fixtures.

Player-manager Charman has insisted after each game that they had deserved more and had been let down by a combination of not taking their chances, defensive injuries and decisions going against them.

However, securing a share of the spoils against the best side they have played in Sussex rivals Hillians looks like a turning point with the defender confident more results will follow.

He said: “It’s a good point as they are a good side and will be in the top five or six.

“They are very well organised, have a lot of good players and coaching staff that I have a lot of time for.

“We had no points after three games and have got a point now off the best team we have played which is pleasing.

“It’s been coming. Those that have come to the games will know we have not been badly beat and we have got a good squad.

“We will be fine as we play some good stuff and will get results.”

The news that the popular Frankland was stepping down from his assistant role last week came as a bombshell.

The number two has stated that a more experienced man was needed for the job and that lack of sleep contributing to health worries had a baring on his decision.

Charman, however, will not be searching for a new right-hand man, “At the moment, I have spoken to my coaching staff and given both of them a bit more responsibility and we are going to leave it as it is at the moment,” he added.