Good start but more to come from Horsham

NICK Stocker warned Horsham can only get better after their 24-5 defeat of Park House in London South East 3 on Saturday.

Tries from Neil Holden, Adam Harman and Rob Grantham-Hill secured the win, with Will Johnson converting one and kicking two penalties, in what added up to an ecnouraging opening to the campaign.

Coach Stocker said: “Both teams are usually slow starters so we wanted to be the ones to get something out of it.

“Park House are a good side, they are awkward, they are one of those teams who grind out results and play the percentages. It gives us a good indication of the sort of rugby we are going to face this season.

“We controlled and executed our game plan as we expected, we secured first phase possession well and we were not threatened defensively and it helped that we had a good referee who controlled the breakdown well.

“What was really encouraging is that we have lots to work on. I think we fashioned five try scoring opportunities which we didn’t take due to decision making. If we did, we would have had a bonus point win.”