FA Trophy Preliminary Round
Horsham 4 v Chipstead 1
Admission : £9
Programme : £2
Club Badge : £3
Tea : £1
Attendance : 214
Weather : Mild
Game number : 49 New Ground number : 39
The first Horsham Football Club was founded in 1871, in 1973 they joined the Isthmian League when it expanded to two divisions and remain in this league to this day. They enjoyed little success during the 1980s and early 1990s, finishing bottom of the league in 1993–94, but began to turn their fortunes around with a Division Three championship win in 1995–96. In 2001–02 they finished second in Division Two and were promoted to Division One South and in 2005–06 a second-place finish in that division, finishing 2nd behind champions Ramsgate on goal difference.
Their first ever season in the Premier Division, in 2006–07, saw the Hornets finish in eighth and a promotion challenge in 2007–08 again fell away to see the club end up eleventh. However, the team beat Maidenhead United 4–1 to reach the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time to set up a match against Swansea City. Horsham held the then League One leaders to a 1–1 draw at Queen Street on 30 November 2007 when an 85th-minute penalty from Lewis Taylor cancelled out Guillem Bauzà's 41st-minute opener. The replay at Swansea was played on 10 December 2007, the first ever FA Cup tie to be held at the Liberty Stadium, and a shock result was on the cards when Lee Farrell scored twice to put Horsham 2–1 ahead but Swansea recovered to win the tie 6–2. Both matches against Swansea were shown live on Sky Sports, the first time in the club's history that a match had been televised live
Having sold their ground for redevelopment at the end of the season, Horsham played at Worthing during 2008–09. Season 2009/10 found the club back in Horsham, having entered into a ground share agreement with their old neighbours Horsham YMCA as their quest for a new ground continues.
You know you are in the countryside, when you find a nice garden shed like this one.
and a Cabbage patch as well.
Here is Harry - Hornets number 1 fan.