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Local rivalries to be tested in Christmas fixtures

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This Saturday, December 19, sees the start of a busy period of local derbies for the four highest ranked of our local football clubs. Over the Christmas and New Year period Horsham FC, Horsham YMCA FC, Broadbridge Heath FC and Loxwood FC will all play each other in Southern County Football League fixtures with all four clubs competing for honours this season in the Premier Division.
Broadbridge Heath and Loxwood currently sit in mid table safety – the bottom three sides of Hailsham, East Preston and St Francis are well adrift of the others already – and both will be looking to gather points for a push into play off places, and of course to steal some local bragging rights.
For Horsham YMCA it will be a chance to move into the top two, they currently sit in fifth place a few points short of league leaders and tenants Horsham who themselves will be looking to collect a good haul of points from their local rivals over Christmas to help them live up to the label they carry of league championship favourites.
Whatever allegiances you have, or do not have, towards our local clubs it will be a fantastic time to get some fresh air and watch some highly competitive football as an alternative to sitting through another showing of an old movie. All the clubs will make you most welcome and the Christmas and New Year fixtures for our local clubs are listed below.
Saturday December 19
Broadbridge Heath v Horsham – BBH Leisure Centre (3.00pm)
Horsham YMCA v Loxwood – Gorings Mead (3.00pm)
Monday December 28
Horsham v Horsham YMCA – Gorings Mead (2.00pm)
Loxwood v Broadbridge Heath – Recreation Ground (11.00am)
Friday January 1
Loxwood v Horsham – Recreation Ground (3.00pm)
Saturday January 2
Horsham YMCA v Broadbridge Heath – Gorings Mead (3.00pm)

Southern Combination Football League Premier
Team P W D L F A Pts
Horsham  18 14 3 1 64 11 45
Eastbourne Town 17 14 2 1 46 16 44
Newhaven 18 14 1 3 62 16 43
Lancing 19 14 0 5 53 26 42
Horsham YMCA 19 13 2 4 66 27 41
Chichester City 20 10 4 6 56 34 34
Pagham 18 10 3 5 53 25 33
Loxwood  17 10 1 6 49 28 31
Littlehampton Town 18 9 2 7 50 38 29
Eastbourne Utd AFC 19 8 5 6 39 39 29
Broadbridge Heath  18 8 4 6 34 25 28
Arundel 18 6 4 8 38 38 22
AFC Uckfield Town 16 5 3 8 32 28 18
Shoreham 18 5 3 10 28 43 18
Worthing United 15 4 3 8 26 33 15
Hassocks 18 3 5 10 26 45 *13
Wick & Barnham Utd 18 4 0 14 23 60 12
Hailsham Town 15 2 1 12 17 58 7
East Preston 18 1 2 15 23 69 5
St Francis Rangers 19 0 0 19 1 127 0

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