Hornets bow out with defeat

HORSHAM FC signed off their dismal season with a 3-1 defeat at Cray Wanderers on Saturday.

The Hornets fans cheered their side on wearing comedy pirate costumes, but even their loud support could not rouse a swash-buckling performance from their side who said farewell to Ryman Premier football with their 32nd defeat of the campaign.

Two goals inside the opening ten minutes from Michael Power - the second a rare goalkeeping error from Horsham’s Michael Hunter - set hosts Cray on their way, though they had to wait until the 88th minute for Tony Dolby to increase their lead.

Horsham striker Dan Morris had spurned a good chance with the score at 2-0, but at least the visiting fans were left with something to cheer when Wayne Clarke grabbed a late consolation from distance, and Tony Nwachukwu then had a goal ruled out for offside.

Horsham will play Ryman South football next season after finishing bottom of the league, though they can still end the season with some silverware when they take on Worthing in the Brighton Charity Cup on Wednesday night at The Rebels’ Woodside Road.