Horsley FC 1st Team Win the County Cup!!
After reaching their third final in a row Horsley FC 1st Team managed by Gary Millar tonight won the Surrey FA Intermediate County Cup beating Abbey Rangers 2-0.
In a really exciting match Horsley took a 1 nil lead just before half-time with a goal from Tariq Sidaoui. After about 12 minutes of the second half Sidaoui got his second of the match to put Horsley 2 up.
Abbey pushed for a goal to get back into the match and were awarded a controvertial penalty after Horsley keeper Clark Gooding seemed to have made a good save at the Abbey strikers feet only for the ref to point to the spot. Gooding then made a fantastic save to keep Horsley's two goal lead.
From that point Horsley played decent possession football to see out the clock managing a couple of further chances late on and held on to run out deserved winners of the cup - at last, having been beaten finalists in the last two seasons.
The win gives Horsley the chance for an unprecedented treble as the team won the League Cup last week beating local rivals Ripley in the final and they can take the Surrey Elite Intermediate League title on Saturday. A draw at home against Warlingham at the weekend will see the team crowned League Champions, in what could be a fantastic season. Come along and support the team at Long Reach.