Horley Town v Westfield
Disappointment at home
Unavailability again affected the team selection but can be offered as no excuse as we were soundly beaten by a very good Westfield side .
Early on there wasn't much in it , although the visitors were shading the possession and territorial advantages , yet the best opening fell to Adam Grant
on the 20 minute mark when he latched onto Alex Barbary
's through ball , and although he beat the onrushing keeper to the ball his stabbed attempt went agonisingly wide. A second half chance falling to Kerran Boylan
came and went shortly after , and it didn't take long for the visitors to restore some superiority in the game and to take the lead. Careless hold up play on the half way line was followed with a swift break , and although the striker fortuitously set himself up it was a good move and neat finish.
At the break Horley were still in the game but needing a resolute opening to the second period to provide a platform from which to get back on level terms.
Any hopes of this happening were dashed within ten minutes of the restart , conceding poorly from a set piece and then failing to deal with no more than a hopeful initial ball into the box.
A fourth goal for the visitors went in at the midway point in the half and there was never going to be a way back.
Westfield took their foot of the gas a little , no doubt with future games in mind and a more spirited last twenty did little more than ensure that we didn't concede again.
Second half substitutions saw a return to the club for Harry Williams
and a debut for Conor Hider
replacing Scott Robson
and Ben Herdman
respectively both of whom were carrying slight knocks and on yellow cards.