goals in as many second half minutes saw Horsham come from behind
to win a hard fought match away at Bosham on a cold but bright
Having gone 2-1 down with twenty minutes left, the situation
didnít look good, but going behind seemed to kick the Young
Hornets into action in what had been a fairly lacklustre performance
up until then.
first half had got off to a quiet start with neither side able
to create a chance of any note. Harry Lee had a shot blocked
on the edge of the area, whilst Will Kerr shot wide after some
good work from Rueben Selby down the right. But the first time
either goalkeeper was brought into action was on sixteen minutes
when an Andrew Roberts free kick was tipped over by the home
deadlock was then finally broken midway through the half, when
a corner from Roberts was only half cleared and Aaron Pyzer
smashed in the loose ball from the edge of the area. That sparked
a reaction from the home side, who went close after a good break
saw their midfielder shoot wide when well placed.
chances were then created, a Kerr header from a Callum Nash
corner was saved, before the same player then shot wide when
well positioned. Bosham were still a threat on the break and
with just a minute left before half time, the home side equalised.
They won their first corner which was only half cleared, and
the resulting shot seemed to be a routine save for Tom Auston
but a moments lapse in concentration saw the ball bounce off
his arm and into the corner of the net.
H/T Bosham Youth 1 Horsham 1
second half followed a similar pattern to the first, with neither
side taking control, nor creating any clear cut opportunities.
With twenty minutes left the home side broke down the right
and a hesitant Auston blocked an initial shot, but the follow
up header came back off the crossbar and was then drilled in
by a Bosham midfielder.
galvanised Horsham who hit back almost immediately. Some neat
trickery play down the right from Nash saw the nippy striker
cut into the penalty area from the right and lay a perfect pass
for Kerr to crash home the equaliser off the inside of the left
hand post. And two minutes later, Horsham had retaken the lead,
as a cross from Jack Norris down the right was only half cleared
and Nash pounced to tuck away the loose ball.
that it was pretty much one way traffic with the visitors creating
further opportunities to extend their lead. The impressive Alex
Moore made a terrific run and cross that Nash got his head to
but failed to hit the target.
it was Moore who did make it four after seventy one minutes
when he finished right footed low into the left hand corner
of the net after being played in by Nash. Roberts then saw his
shot saved by the keeperís legs, before Moore saw a lob go agonisingly
past the right hand post after being played in by Kerr.
there was to be no further addition to the score line, despite
the referee adding on an additional seven minutes, seemingly
baffling to both teams.