Horsham District youth football round-up

Under-18: Horsham bowed out of the FA Youth Cup with a 4-1 defeat to Burgess Hill.

Jake Legrange put the Hornets in front but the Hillians responded swiftly and despite a hard working display, Horsham conceded three goals in a 12 minute spell to seal their exit.

Roffey’s debut at this age group saw Harrison Page bag a brace in a 3-1 defeat of Summerly Park Rangers. James Healy grabbed the other goal in a terrific team display.

Loxwood were impressive in an 8-1 defeat of Storrington at Plaistow Road. Nick Warmisley kick-started the scoring with a long range cracker, while Stanley Rice and Jake Legrange both hit two with Jacob Waller, Tom Killner-Brown and man of the match Alex Parsons also on the scoresheet.Team: Aaron Chaplin, Zachary Love, Harry Garman, Rowan Harmer, Anthony Guthrie, Tom Killner-Brown, Nick Warmisley, Alex Parsons (c), Tom Frankland, Stanley Rice, Jake Legrange, Jacob Waller, Callum McHale.


Lower Beeding Lions got off to a flyer with a 3-0 defeat of Horley Town. Callum Nash’s double fired the Lions into a 2-0 lead and after they weathered a second half Horley storm Aaron Pyzer finished the game off. Ed Kear was man of the match.

Horsham shared seven goals with Summerly Park Rangers in an entertaining 4-3 win on Sunday. The young Hornets recovered from going a goal down when Harry Lee - who had already gone close - finished well form the edge of the box. Will Kerr put Horsham in front early in a lively second half when his shot was fumbled over the line, but Rangers hit back immediately to level and then go in front five minutes later. Spurred on by going behind, Horsham responded through Reuben Selby’s rifled shot and then Callun Nash coolly lobbed home the winner before a last ditch intervention from new boy Tom Belton preserved the win. Adam Ruz was man of the match.


Liam Clarke scored twice as Horsham overcame the heat and a well organised Hastings to take three points. Despite early Hastings pressure and fine saves from Jack Reeves, Horsham’s Ali Kerr headed over before Clarke finished off some good work from Eddie Davis. Clarke and Kerr came close again before the break, and it was Dan Cusdin who extended the lead with a looping header before Clarke bagged his second when he met Davis’ corner. Clarke would go on to have several more chances but could not find the hat-trick goal, while Reeves made another good save to protect the clean sheet.

David Mead’s double saw Broadbridge Heath edge out Horsham Sparrows 2-1 in a hard fought match. Mead struck early on, but the Sparrows fought back and after some sustained pressure, Noah Chinn netted the leveller. Heath made sure of the win though, when Mead bundled the winner over the line from a corner. Sparrows’ man of the match was Harry Close.

Skipper Amber Sherwood scored both goals as Horsham Sparrows ran out 2-1 winners against Black Hawks Youth.

Despite a bright start from the Sparrows, the Hawks went ahead against the run of play.

But the Sparrows heads didn’t drop and they pulled level thanks to a cool finish from their captain, Sherwood.

Chances continued to come and go for the Horsham side as they pressed for a winning goal, but they had to be watchful at the other end as the Hawks broke with pace and purpose.

Sherwood put the seal on a fine win though with a well taken chip


Goals from Will Evans and Jack Grant could not prevent Horsham Sparrows going down to a 7-2 loss against Holmbury Wolves. Jonah Holt was named man of the match.


Chesworth Rovers were emphatic 8-0 winners against newly promoted Maidenbower Colts - but were slightly flattered by the scoreline after scoring four times in the last seven minutes. A tight first half ended 2-0 to Rovers before they sealed the win late on, the goals coming from a Henry Browning hat-trick, two from Elliott Bennett and contributions from Jed Hooper-Ridsdale, Harrison Mott and Jack Frankland.

Hannah Gardner struck Horsham Sparrows girls’ equaliser from the spot as they 1-1 with Newhaven Pinks. After a goalless first half, Newhaven went in front. But constant pressure was rewarded when Sparrows were given a spot kick for handball, and Gardner converted. Liberty Dove was player of the match.