FA Cup heroes Horsham still struggling for league form

Horsham couldn't carry their superb FA Cup form into the Isthmian premier - while Hastings and Haywards Heath enjoyed wins in the south east division. And one Sussex side scored TEN in a Southern Combination rout.

Horsham - pictured in action in the Cup win over Woking - lost to Cheshunt on Tuesday night / Picture: Derek Martin Photography

The Hornets. three days after beating Woking to reach the first round of the FA Cup, were brought back to earth with a bump as Cheshunt won 2-0 at he Camping World Community Stadium thanks to second half goals by Reece Beckles Richards and Nordibek Bobomurodov.

It ;leaves Horsham one off the bottom though with games in hand over most of the sides just above them. They will try again at home to Bishop's Stortford on Saturday.

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In the Isthmian south east division, Hastings - who exited the FA Cup on Saturday at Maidenhead -continued their flying league form with a 3-0 success at Hythe that took them up to eighth. Sam Hasler, Sam Adams and Kenny Pogue were on the scoresheet.

Burgess Hill's recent improvement continued with a battling 0-0 draw at Whitehawk, while Chichester City were beaten by their former player Josh Clack, who scored the only goal of their 1-0 loss at Haywards Heath. That win puts Shaun Saunders' men back on top.

In the SCFL premier Littlehampton Town are five points clear after a 3-2 win at home to Broadbridge Heath.Loxwood let in TEN at home to Newhaven, and managed one in reply, while Eastbourne Town and Saltdean drew 1-1.

Crawley Down Gatwick won 2-0 at Hassocks in the Sussex Senior Cup.