Horsham 2019-20 league structure and warm up fixtures – Red Devils flying in !

Martin Read – Sports Reporter

The allocation of teams for Horsham’s new league, following their promotion
to The Bostik Premier Division has been released by the FA and the Hornets
will be playing against some familiar and new faces. The line up of opponents
for next season is: Bishop's Stortford, Bognor Regis Town, Bowers and
Pitsea, Brightlingsea Regent, Carshalton Athletic, Cheshunt, Corinthian-
Casuals, Cray Wanderers, East Thurrock United, Enfield Town, Folkestone
Invicta, Haringey Borough, Hornchurch, Kingstonian, Leatherhead, Lewes,
Margate, Merstham, Potters Bar Town, Wingate & Finchley and Worthing.
The FA emphasise that these allocations may change in the result of any
successful appeals.
Horsham’s preparations for the 2019/20 Bostik League Premier Division
campaign are well in hand with Division Two side, near neighbours Crawley
Town – The Red Devils – set to visit Horsham’s excellent new Hop Oast
Stadium in July, with the promise of a full first team squad on show for the
mouth-watering fixture, the first time the adversaries have met for nine years.
A comprehensive list of seven additional warm up games has also been
arranged by Horsham Manager Dom Di Paola, starting with a trip to Steyning
Town on Tuesday July 9th before back-to-back matches with Hampshire side
Hartley Wintney and Haywards Heath Town, ahead of Crawley’s visit. Then
come forays to Eastbourne Town, East Grinstead Town and Burgess Hill
Town, with the players also set for a ‘bonding’ weekend in Bournemouth
during which they will take on Southern League Wimborne Town.
With Bostik Premiership fixture announcements eagerly awaited, the new
season starts on Saturday August 10 th , meanwhile, further details of the pre
season matches, including information on ticket arrangements, will be
released in June. Horsham’s full pre season fixture list is: Tuesday July 9th v
Steyning Town (away), Saturday July 13 v Hartley Wintney (home), Tuesday
July 16 v Haywards Heath Town (h), Saturday July 20 v Crawley Town (h),
Tuesday July 23 v Eastbourne Town (a), Saturday July 27 v Wimborne Town
(a), Tuesday July 30 v East Grinstead Town (a), Saturday August 3 v Burgess
Hill Town (a)


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