Hockey, by Martin Read –
Horsham continued their charge towards promotion with an impressive 4-1 dismissal of Old Williamsonians, strong contenders from the following pack.
Two goals from prolific former captain John Burroughs and another brace from player-coach Dominick Male secured victory as Horsham completed the double over the formidable Kent side.
Horsham lead the table by 11 points, so it would take a catastrophic collapse to see them denied the title and promotion.
Team manager Al Campbell told The District Post: “The team were really fired up. This was a very feisty game, but the result was never in doubt.
“Old Williamsonians are a tough, aggressive team, very physical, so it was probably our hardest game of the season. But we responded brilliantly and our fourth goal, from Dom, was our best of this campaign.”
Male added: “We played tight, controlled hockey again. It was a good win, but we haven’t won the league yet.”
Horsham entertain fifth-placed Folkestone at Broadbridge Heath on Saturday (3pm) and visit struggling Holcombe 2nds on Sunday. Both teams have already conceded seven goals to the leaders this season.
Horsham Ladies scored first through Suzy Clapp but lost 4-1 against sixth-placed Wimbledon and slid to eighth in the table.
Captain Emma Whipps said: “We held it at 2-1 down for ages, but when we pressed for an equaliser they got two more on the break in the last few minutes.”
The ladies travel to ninth-placed Chelmsford on Saturday.