UP NEXT: Hornets carry potent sting

Carshalton Athletic make the trip down the A24 when they face another promotion contender in Horsham on Saturday 9th March (3pm kick off).

A rousing 2-0 home win over second placed Chatham Town last weekend – which made it one defeat in the last 12 games – should see the Robins go into the game full of confidence as they seek the kind of finish to the season that could propel them into playoff contention. The win, memorable for Kwaku Frimpong’s clincher from inside his own half in added time, lifted the Robins into seventh place in the division.

At the same time though, Horsham were moving ominously into fifth – and a playoff berth – after a 3-1 away win at struggling Margate last weekend, courtesy of goals from Shamir Fenelon, Charlie Hester-Cook and Daniel Ajakaiye. And they leaped another two places into third with another 3-1 win at home to bottom side Kingstonian on Tuesday night, with Hester-Cook claiming another two goals to move to a team leading 14 for the season.

The Hornets have been able to call on, arguably, one of the deepest squads in the division and gave latest signing, Kane Penn from Folkestone Invicta, a debut in the win at Margate. Their squad includes former Robin, Bobby Price, although he has been absent from recent games.

Carshalton’s own squad has seen a number of changes since the Hornets sneaked a 2-1 win at Colston Avenue last October with a late Lucas Rodrigues winner after Matt Everitt had opened the scoring for the Robins in the first half. Newest to the dressing room are Dominic Vose and Mason Saunders-Henry who both made encouraging home debuts in the Chatham game. A more familiar face who should be available on Saturday again after a one game suspension is Brad Williams.

The Robins are unbeaten in their last four visits to Horsham since 2020, including a 3-1 win early in the 2022/23 season.  

One additional thing for fans to note is that Saturday’s game coincides with Horsham’s third annual beer festival. Gates open at midday and entry to that event is advertised as free with a match ticket – with live music to follow the game at 5pm.


Available online at: https://horshamfc.ktckts.com/brand/match-tickets
Adults – £13; Students, Seniors (over 65) and under 18s – £8; Under 16s – £2

Venue: Camping World Community Stadium, Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0AD

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