Horsham must deal with spoiling tactics

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HORSHAM hockey club’s men’s first XI put six past their visitors on Saturday - but skipper John Burroughs was not entirely satisfied.

Burroughs’ men saw off the gritty chellenge of Old Williamsonians 6-2 on Saturday. But while happy with the win, which keeps Horsham in touch with the leading pack, the skipper reiterated that they would have to get used to spoiling tactics from visiting teams.

“It was a hard one,” Burroughs remarked. “The umpires had a hard game to control. It’s difficult, they will do everything possible to mix up that game, they are not a great side so they have got to do something. And normally what a lot of teams do is camp in their half try to make it as messy as possible. Unfortunately, we still cant learn to shut it and accept that’s what they are going to do.

“There was some really good stuff there, from playing at their place and just sneaking a win, I knew we would dominate this one. It was a comprehensive performance and we easily desrved to win by more goals.”

Tom Anguige and Matt Hoff got Horsham off to a good start, but a lack of discipline led to a short corner. The hosts turned on the style in the second half and despite being caught on the break, Burroughs, Mark Ansell and Richard Blakesley scored to make it a comfortable afternoon.