Horley Town Youth 2 - 1 Croydon FC Youth
Friday November 15, 2013 at the New Defence
Grant McKellan Cup 1st Round
What may turn out to be Horley Town's best Youth Team ever added yet another scalp to their honours board last evening, beating Ryman Youth League leaders Croydon FC in the first round of the Grant McKellan Cup. Following on from their recent disappointment in the 1st Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup when they lost the derby against Chipstead FC Youth 2-1, having played most of the second half with 10 men, Horley had also dispatched East Grinstead Youth 2-0 in a Southern Youth League match on Wednesday.
Chipstead Youth 2 - 1 Horley Town Youth
6th November 2013 - FA Youth Cup - 1st Round Proper
Let's put this into some perspective. A bunch of 15 and 16 year old Horley boys playing in the Southern Youth League, down to 10 men for most of the 2nd half, held the Ryman Youth League 18 year olds of Chipstead to nil-nil for 85 minutes, often playing the better football, before losing 2 late goals, the first of which was a deflection, and still managed to pull one back with just about the last kick of the game. These boys did us all proud last night at Chipstead.
Horley Town's young Youth Team are facing a really tough challenge having reached the 1st Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club's history. They might have drawn Football League opposition but instead will face Ryman Youth League Chipstead F.C. in a very local derby at High Road, Chipstead on Wednesday 6th, and Manager Anthony Jupp knows its a really tough ask.
"It's an amazing achievement for such a young team to get this far. The core of the team is split between last season's Under 15's and Under 16's, so have very few older than 16. But they are a great bunch of lads and never give up, as well as being very good footballers from 1 to 16", he said. "The late winner from Justin Ford against Aylesbury was a tribute to their tenacity as well as to some inspired substitutions by my assistant Chris Weller. We just kept pressing and eventually got our reward."
A vacancy has arisen in our busy Bar and Functions area for a Bar and Functions Manager to join our team.
We are a friendly and busy football club and are looking for an individual who shares our outlook.
You will ideally have experience working in a catering/bar environment and be able to turn your hand to different forms of service.
Club Captain, Anthony "Juppy" Jupp, was last night presented with a silver salver to recognise his fabulous achievement of 500 appearances for Horley Town FC.
The occasion was a Surrey Senior Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon in Kingston.
The presentation was made by Club Chairman Mark Sale who said "This is a fabulous achievement for Anthony. The club really appreciates his dedication and his skills, which have made this achievement possible."
Horley put up a good show going in 0-0 at half time, but were well beaten 4-1 by a strong Wimbledon side that included a number of League 2 regulars.
Our Junior section are always looking for good, reliable referees to appoint for home matches at Oakwood School and Court Lodge. Interested parties should contact Colm Healy our Junior Section Secretary on 07770 863490.
The Junior teams play in the Mid-Sussex, Horsham and District and Epsom and Ewell Football Leagues.