Three players scored hat-tricks as Horsham Youth's U15s
ran out comfortable winners in the first round of the
Sussex County Cup.
Ironically, the goalfest started with an own goal after
just 3 minutes. A cross from Callum Nash on the right
was somehow helped into his own net by the visitors'
goalkeeper after pressure from Jack Norris. Nash then
missed from close range when it was surely easier to
score, following a good run and cross from Oliver East
down the left.
He made amends, though, after 13 minutes when he latched
onto a through ball from Will Kerr and side footed home.
Seven minutes later it was 3-0, Nash again on hand to
slot home another perfect cross from East. Chances then
came and went on a regular basis with Kerr having the
best opportunity to add to the lead before a good
interchange between Kerr and Andrew Roberts sent the
latter clean through and he coolly finished, low into
the bottom right hand corner for 4-0. Another through
ball from Kerr then found Adam Ruz in acres of space on
the right and he lobbed the 'keeper to make it 5-0 with
just over half an hour gone. To their credit, the
Wanderers kept plugging away and finally got some reward
when Horsham failed to clear and were punished by the
H/T Horsham 5 Langney Wanderers 1
It didnít take long for the Young Hornets to add to
their lead after the break. Just 3 minutes into the
second half some good work by Nash down the left, and an
unselfish pass from Rueben Selby, gave Ross Williams an
easy side foot finish. Kerr finally got on the score
sheet when Nash was upended in the box and he smashed
home the resultant penalty. Nash then completed his
hat-trick when a cross from the left somehow eluded
everyone and finished up nestling in the corner of the
The visitors' 'keeper then made some good saves to deny
Selby and Ruz, and this was followed by a glaring miss
by Norris who managed to lob both 'keeper and crossbar
when only 6 yards out. Kerr then completed his hat-trick
when he scored 2 in 2 minutes. The first was a 25 yard
screamer into the top right hand corner, and then he
volleyed in a Nash cross to make the score 10-1.
Selby made it eleven when he outpaced the Langney
defence before slotting comfortably home. Full back
Glenn Johnson then helped himself to a five minute
hat-trick when through balls from Joe Petchey and Ruz
were neatly finished, before he completed the scoring,
robbing the defender and slotting a left footed shot
past the stranded 'keeper.