A Will Kerr hat-trick secured all
three points and a valuable league win for the Young Hornets at
home to Summerley Park Rangers on Sunday morning.
Horsham started well, Jordan Walser’s pass releasing Oliver East
down the left and his fizzing cross evading everyone in the box.
Andrew Roberts then turned brilliantly in the area but dragged
his left footed shot just wide before more pressure from the
home side saw Callum Nash sent through on goal, only for the
visitors’ ‘keeper to save low to his left. East again caused
havoc down the left and fired over another delicious cross, but
again there was no end product.
The breakthrough eventually came on sixteen minutes when Roberts
cut in from the right and his left foot shot was parried by the
away stopper but Kerr was on hand to stab home the rebound.
Summerley offered little in the way of chances on goal and their
frustrations started to boil over with some untidy challenges
eventually leading to two Rangers players being booked. The home
side continued to look for that second goal and went close when
a Nash free-kick was whipped onto the bar.
And they were rewarded again, three minutes from the break, when
a Roberts corner was only half palmed away by the ‘keeper and
Kerr was again on hand to side foot home from six yards out.
H/T Horsham 2 Summerley Park
Horsham got off to the perfect
start in the second half with yet another free-kick being
conceded by the visitors and Nash’s perfect delivery was headed
home by the hardworking Alex Moore. And the result was all but
over a minute later when the ball fell kindly for Kerr, twenty
five yards out, and he smashed home an unstoppable shot into the
top left hand corner to complete his hat-trick.
The Young Hornets then made changes, which allowed Summerley to
have a little more possession from which they created one or two
opportunities of their own, the best of which was a disallowed
goal that looked a little harsh as the last touch was an
attempted clearance, but it was ruled out for offside.
Tempers frayed again after this and the referee spoke to both
captains to try and calm things down. Two further shots from
Rangers midfielders were comfortably dealt with by home stopper
Tom Auston, before the game then petered out with neither side
creating any further clear cut chances.