A workman-like performance saw Horsham U15s take all
three points in their home clash with Bosham Youth. On a
bright but chilly Sunday morning, the young Hornets
dominated possession for much of the game but failed to
convert their superiority. A positive start saw Andrew
Roberts free Rueben Selby down the right and his cross
was fired just over from the onrushing Callum Nash. Good
work again from Roberts in midfield created an
opportunity for a shot which went just wide of right
A free-kick on the edge of the area, after Will Kerr had
been fouled, was then curled just over the 'bar by Harry
Lee as Bosham struggled to get out of their own half in
the opening quarter of the game. A resilient and well
organised visiting defence made it difficult for Horsham
to breakdown though, and it was from another blocked
shot that Bosham had their first opportunity when the
resulting rebound sent their striker clean through but a
heavy first touch saw the chance quickly disappear.
The deadlock was finally broken on 33 minutes when Kerr
at last found some space in midfield and his
delightfully chipped ball found the unmarked Lee who
made no mistake from just inside the penalty box.
Another long range effort from Kerr flew just over the
'bar to bring the first half to a close.
H/T Horsham 2 Bosham 0
The second half continued in very much the same vein,
with Horsham dominating possession but failing to get
that elusive second goal. Shots from Nash and Kerr were
well saved by the visitors' 'keeper, before Oli East
just failed to get on the end of a Roberts corner, all
in the opening ten minutes of the restart.
Bosham were always threatening on the break and their
best opportunity came on the counter but the striker's
shot went wide. Further shots from Nash, Lee and Roberts
were again all well saved by the 'keeper before home
nerves were finally put at ease when Selby was sent
racing clear down the Horsham left and his
cross-come-shot was turned in by a sliding Nash at the
far post, five minutes from time.