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Early tests for Hornets in league and cup

The Ryman League 2016/17 fixtures have been released giving Horsham an opening day – Saturday August 13 – home match against Carshalton Athletic. Dom Di Paola’s side will be further tested three days later with a Tuesday evening trip to South East London to take on one of the preseason favourites, Greenwich Borough.

Over the Christmas and New Year period Horsham are home to Godalming on Boxing Day and away to Molesey on New Year’s Eve before travelling to Lewes for the first game of 2017 on January 2. Supporters will have to wait until April 8 for the attractive trip to Guernsey before finishing, what is hoped to have been a successful season, at home to Hythe Town on April 22.

The draws for the FA Cup and FA Trophy have not been as kind as they could have been for Horsham with a difficult away fixture at either Sevenoaks Town or Sporting Club Thamesmead on Saturday August 20. In the FA Trophy the Hornets have been given a long away trip to Potters Bar Town; this will be played on Saturday October 8.

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