Horsham left it late on Sunday afternoon to secure all
three points as a Rueben Selby’s strike, with seven
minutes to go, ensured victory over a hardworking
The game got off to a quiet start, with neither side
taking control on a postage stamp of a pitch. The first
real attack of the game saw Will Kerr release Selby down
the right and his shot was smartly saved by the Rangers
'keeper. From the resulting Callum Nash corner, Andrew
Roberts ghosted in at the far post to head the Hornets
into a one-nil lead after nine minutes.
Summerley responded well though, shooting wide from
distance, but the game was a scrappy affair with both
sides giving the ball away cheaply. The Young Hornets
produced the best move of the game when some neat
passing in midfield saw Kerr again release Selby down
the right, the hosts' 'keeper's legs this time coming to
With Summerley getting plenty of men behind the ball,
they were making things difficult for the visitors. And
they equalised four minutes before half time when they
were awarded a free-kick in a central position, and a
Rangers midfielder struck a left foot shot that Horsham
‘keeper Tom Auston was unable to keep out, despite
getting a hand to it.
H/T Summerley Park Rangers 1 Horsham 1
The Young Hornets started the second half brightly,
moving the ball more quickly to try and create space on
what was becoming a frustrating afternoon. A succession
of corners saw half chances for Kerr, whose header was
well saved, before Roberts went close with a shot that
went just wide just seconds later.
Roberts then saw a free-kick whistle past the post from
just outside the area before further chances were
created, Harry Lee heading tamely at the ‘keeper when
well placed and Selby seeing yet another shot saved by
the increasingly busy hosts' stopper.
Kerr then thought he’d restored the Horsham lead but his
shot from a tight angle came back off the underside of
the crossbar and rebounded to safety whilst, at the
other end, Jordan Walser and his defence snuffed out any
threat that Rangers posed on the counter. And just when
it looked as though time was running out, a long ball
from Walser sent Selby clear down the right and this
time he made no mistake, drilling the ball into the
bottom left hand corner.
With no further chances for either side, Horsham were
able to see out the reminder of the game and secure a
vital away win, despite a below par performance.