Horley Town had a great Finals weekend at Broadbridge Heath for the Horsham and District Youth Football League. In the Under 16 Cup Final, Horley came from behind twice to beat Ockley Acorns 5-4 on penalties after a dramatic 80' minute equaliser from Aidan Hogan sent the match into extra time at 1–1.
I am disappointed that we haven't got a club Roll of Honour with all the club achievements listed. So I need your help.
I am going to try to collate a list of competitions won by Horley Town teams over the years.
I have made a start here.
But there is much more to do. These are just the ones that I remembered off the top of my head.
So I need your help.
Ideally for each instance I need the following:
- Season in which it was won
- Which team won it, i.e. age group or, for senior teams, 1st Reserve, 3rd etc
- League or Cup name
- Were we winners or runners-up?
- Team Manager/Coach/Assistants - naes plus a contct email or number if vailable
- Team Photo if you have one.
- I will try to get as many of these on to the website as soon as I can.
Thanks for your help
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.
We seem to have had a good season with 3 teams in Cup Finals.
First up are the Vets in the Fred Pretty Veterans Cup on Sunday 21st April against Hassocks Vets. The game is an 11am kickoff at the Burgess Hill Town FC ground, Leylands Park, Maple Drive, Burgess Hill, RH15 8DL.
The Vets beat Uckfield 5-0 in the semi-final at the New Defence, and have had a really strong season. They are unbeaten in the league and were narrowly beaten in the Comined Counties Vets Cup 0-2 by South Park on a day when we were short of a few regular players.
So come along and support the Vets on Sunday in Burgesss Hill.
The Under 16s are next up, having reached the final of the Edwin Hill Cup on April 27th at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3YS, the second time Horley have had a team in this Final in 3 years. Having just been confirmed as Horsham and District Division A runners-up, it's clear that Anthony Jupp's team have had a great season.
So come along on the 27th and give the boys your support.
The Youth Team have also had a fabulous year. After a slow start, they are on top of their League and have reached the final of the Challenge Cup on May 9th against Crowborough FC. the final will be played at Sutton Utd's ground the Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY
They have had a very successful season, seeing 2 players debut with the 1st Team as well as numerous players having a strong season with the Reserves.
Come along on the 9th and support your boys!
Week 2 of our Fantasy Football League shows how fickle this game is. We have a new leader and a new week winner in Michael Constable's Constable Athletic. With a score of 81, added to last weeks 69, gave him a running total of 150 and a deserved place on top of the leaderboard.
That score consisted of double digit scores from Banes, Tevez and Torres, as well as 7s, 8s and 9s from Ashley Cole, Vermaelan, Maloney, Gerrard and Yaya Toure.
With the first weekend's Premiership games nearly over, our Fantasy Footie league has an early leader. Shark XI, managed by 1st team striker Steve Major have scored a blinding 65 points, with Rio still to play against Everton tomorrow night. It was Sharks midfield trio that did most of the damage, with Nasri and Duff both featuring in the team of the week, and contributing 12 and 13 points respectively, while Lampard completed the midfield with a respectable 9 points. Clean sheets for Cech, Vermaelan and Hangeland helped out as well.
Week 3 saw no change at the top of the table. Michael Constable's Constable Athletic still leads the table with a total of 214pts, with Albino Athletic keeping Chris Weller in the runners up spot. Steve Major's Shark XI were unable to regain their top of the table position from Week 1, keeping him in 3rd place.
But the Most Interesting Team of the Week Award has to go to Jack Poplett's Riverside who, with 70 pts, were the highest scoring team this week. It was his captain Carlos Tevez that did the damage scoring a cracking 30 points, with Podolski, Nolan and Vermaelan chipping in with 12, 8 and 6 points respectively.
Having scored the goal that put Horley ahead in the FA Vase derby against Redhill, this was a neat way for Jack to finish the weekend!