Horsham manager will fight to clear name

HORSHAM FC manager Hugo Langton has vowed to appeal his dismissal during Saturday’s controversial defeat to Lowestoft.

Langton was sent to the stands by referee Andrew Roberts during a match which saw the Hornets concede two penalties and have two men sent off. And Langton insists his language used went no further than calling the official ‘a clown’ and will fight to clear his name.

“When this happens people assume you have been abusive, gobby or offensive,” Langton said. “They are words I do not want associated with me. I am going to fight it.”

The Hornets are still waiting for the paperwork associated with Langton’s dismissal to arrive but already know the punishment meted out to Seny Diedhiou and Williams Peauroux, the two players shown red cards against the Trawlerboys.

Diedhiou will miss three games, while Peauroux misses just one - the home clash with Hendon next Saturday. “It’s good Williams misses just one, his form has been outstanding recently,” Langton added.

Meanwhile, rock-bottom Hornets go to 18th-placed Harrow Borough tomorrow, with winger Tony Nwachukwu a major doubt in an otherwise unchanged squad. And Langton has promised to maintain the attacking philosophy employed in recent games. He added: “I know people are saying this is a must win game, but they all are. We will go up to Harrow with a game plan, we will go there and try to play. There is more pressure on them than on us.

“We have to go for it, but need to make sure we are defensively sound. We made one small error on Tuesday (in the draw against Wealdstone) and we got punished for it.”