From the West Sussex County Times of November 4, 1983.
Hornets let two goal lead slip - Horsham 3 Corinthian Casuals 4
7 goal thriller saw Horsham allow a two goal lead to slip out of their hands. They surprised themselves as much as their visitors Corinthian Casuals when they took an early two goal advantage. But the hornets decided to sit back on their lead allowing the Londoners back in to the game, and they were not hesitant to hit back and equalise. By half time Casuals were running all over Horsham in midfield and by half time the away side found themselves 3-2. Although Horsham clawed a goal back with David Smith, One of the shock results of the week in the Isthmian League was off the cards as Corinthian Casuals settled the tie with the fourth goal.
Horsham women’s team given opportunity to watch Internationals train
Horsham soccer girls were given an eyeful of talent at the weekend when they were allowed to sit in on a Swedish training session in preparation for a women’s international football match. The Scandinavians were preparing for their clash against England in the Women’s UEFA Championship qualifying round at Charlton Athletic’s Valley ground. Mr Gerry Street, manager of the Horsham Women’s team, met and took the Swedish side to a nearby hotel. He handled the teams welfare and other off-the-field issues and in doing so was able to arrange for his team to pick up hints and watch them train.
Rugby team continues with winning ways
Horsham continued their winning rugby ways on Saturday when they crushed Old Wimbledonians 28-3pts. Horsham forwards controlled the ball from the off Frank Talbot especially, in fine fettle as he won plenty of line-out ball. Horsham opened the scoring with an Andy Johnson penalty and then this was soon followed up by a try from county man Ian Howard, which Johnson as accurate as ever, converted. John Watson sealed the victory with a try and Johnson was able to round off fine performance with a try which he then converted himself.
A double delight for veteran walker
It was good news all round for Steyning AC’s veteran walker Dave Stevens at the weekend. First he strode to victory in the annual Sussex Normandy challenge match on Saturday and then on Sunday, was told by doctors that his long standing sciatic nerve problem had virtually cleared up. It was hard to work out what Dave was most chuffed about after week which gave him nothing but positivity, as he said: “I’m delighted with the way things are going.”
James confidently triumphs
Mannings Heath Club’s young golfing giant James Dodds added another feather to his well-plummaged cap recently when he beat a strong field to take the Cottesmore Club’s Junior Open under-18 event. He breezed confidently around the course to hit 75 and win on the last green, sinking a testing, four-foot putt. James who plays at a handicap of five, beat Darren Ottoway, of Nevill Club, into second place.