Maggs salutes Horsham penalty heroes

MARK Zawadski was Horsham’s penalty hero on Tuesday night as a much changed Hornets side squeaked past Peacehaven and Telscombe in the Brighton Charity Cup.

John Maggs’ men needed spot kicks to see off the County League Division 1 side in the second round tie after goals from Shane Graham and Lee Farrell ensured a 2-2 draw after extra time.

Maggs made several changes to the starting line up to allow players who have not had much game time a chance to state their case. In came youngsters Tony Nwachukwu, Joss Knowles and Josh Clack, while Jamie Cade made his return from injury and centre back Jahmahl King made a rare start after his long term knee problem, and Farrell had the first start of his second spell with the club.

In the shootout, Steve Davies, Storey and Williams Peauroux confidently converted while Zawadski saved from Aaron Gunn and Connor Saunders while Craig Bunch hit the bar.

Maggs said: “They were great penalties, all three of ours were in the corner and unstoppable.

“The good thing about this competition is that we had three youngsters who took part and really enjoyed it, and that’s what it is about when looking to step up to the first team. It also allowed me to get 90 minutes from Lee Farrell and give Jamie Cade a run, it’s well worth us playing in.”