Loxwood assert revenge on Horsham YMCA in SCFL Supplementary Shield

When the teams met the previous Saturday at Gorings Mead, Horsham YMCA ran out 2-1 winners, but seven days later it was a completely different story, with Loxwood taking comprehensive revenge, notching up a well-deserved 5-0 win.
Loxwood comprehensively saw off Horsham YMCA on Saturday, recording a 5-0 win over their near-neighbours. Pictures courtesy of Tim HewlettLoxwood comprehensively saw off Horsham YMCA on Saturday, recording a 5-0 win over their near-neighbours. Pictures courtesy of Tim Hewlett
Loxwood comprehensively saw off Horsham YMCA on Saturday, recording a 5-0 win over their near-neighbours. Pictures courtesy of Tim Hewlett

YM, though, created chances in the first 15 minutes, including hitting the post, and had that gone in then things could well have been different, but thereafter Loxwood found the net regularly.

Tadley Bromage scored just beyond the half-hour mark, before Callum Dowdell doubled the Magpies’ lead ten minutes later for the hosts to go into the break with a more than handy two-goal cushion.

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Dowdell scored again early in the second half, and, with Ben Aubrey’s subsequent sending off, YM’s already difficult task was made even more demanding.

Action from Loxwood v Horsham YMCAAction from Loxwood v Horsham YMCA
Action from Loxwood v Horsham YMCA

When Matt Penfold added to YM’s grief with another for the Magpies, 20 minutes still remained, but the there could be only one winner.

Then, soon after coming on as a sub, Karim Elmellas broke YM’s hearts with a goal well into second half stoppage time to underline the hosts’ domination.

After the game the Magpies tweeted: “Good team performance in our last game at The Nest this season which has been great for lads’ mental health to get out there and play.”

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YM’s Tim Hewlett told the County Times: “We were well short of numbers today, with only 13 players, including player-manager Dean Carden.

"We’re in the process of rebuilding, and the hard pitches have taken toll with a number of injuries.

"But, no excuses – conceding ten goals in two games tells its own story and we were beaten by the better side on the day.”

In Tuesday’s final round of qualifying matches, Loxwood, second placed in Group D of the competition visit top-of-the-table Broadbridge Heath, with just a one goal difference separating the pair, while YM travel to Alfold, with both sides on six points, each having won two games and lost three.

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