Horley Town v Colliers Wood United
Having completed successfully a series of away games , we returned home against a buoyant Colliers Wood side sitting above us in the league.
Having had the opportunity to watch them on the Saturday previous , a tough game was expected and so it proved.
We had the perfect start when a well worked corner saw Jack Poplett
score again . A deadly combination clearly forming between Poplett and Smith the provider on this set play.
Any hopes that this would be the catalyst for an easy night were soon dispelled , as the visitors played some quick tidy football that at times we struggled to cope with . On twenty minutes or so they fashioned a deserved equaliser and were the better side up until the break.
The second half proved different. A better start by Horley , and a brighter response following an enforced delay due to an injury to the linesman saw us take a degree of control . Whilst chances were at a premium it was mostly us creating them , and our pressure was rewarded with another set piece goal this time thanks to Ryan Brackpool
With twenty minutes still to play there was still a lot to do but an Alex Barbary
goal with fifteen to play put the game beyond our visitors. We could have increased our lead and Colliers Wood will feel that they could have got one back , but the score line remaining as it was , was about right and a well earned three points was had.