Horsham cruised to a
comfortable home win against Selsey, with eight
different players getting their names on the score
sheet. The home side were on the front foot from the
first whistle with Will Kerr going close with a right
foot shot as earlier as the second minute.
Harry Lee broke the deadlock after twelve minutes when a
good run from Andrew Roberts down the left saw his pull
back side footed home from six yards out. And it was
2-0, three minutes later, when Callum Nash found himself
in acres of space 30 yards out and he unleashed an
unstoppable right footed, dipping shot that gave the
visitors' 'keeper no chance. Further chances were then
created as the young Hornets dominated the first half,
Roberts and Oliver East both causing problems down the
Seals right, providing opportunities for both Lee and
Nash. Likewise Rueben Selby was causing similar problems
on the other wing with his pace and tenacity.
Kerr should have probably done better after a good run,
but he dragged his shot wide of the left hand upright,
before the home side finally extended their lead a
minute from the break. Nash was sent clear by Lee, but
he was upended by the Seals 'keeper and Roberts made no
mistake from the resulting penalty.
H/T Horsham 3 Selsey Seals 0
With the visitors down to ten men following an injury
and illness at half time it was not long before the home
side added to their lead, a cross-come-shot from Selby
sailing over the 'keeper's head and nestling in the
bottom corner. Despite the numerical disadvantage,
Selsey worked hard to close the ball down and made it
difficult for home side to break them down, despite
plenty of possession.
It wasn't until the last twenty minutes that the Hornets
were able to make their pressure tell. First, some good
work from Nash down the left flank found Kerr, whose
cross was headed home by Ross Williams. Kerr then made
it 6-0 on seventy-six minutes, when a shot from Alex
Moore was parried by the Seals 'keeper and he was on
hand to tap in from six-yards out.
Jack Norris then scored his first goal of the season
when he fired home a right-footed shot from a tight
angle after a cross from Johnson was allowed to travel
across the penalty area. And then a minute from time the
scoring was completed when a good run from Jared Ashmole
down the Horsham left saw him cut inside and release
Lee, whose shot found a poaching Johnson to tap in at
the far post.