The Mackerel Men go into the match having lost their first match away from home in the division since August 2019, losing 4-3 to Leatherhead at Fetcham Grove on Tuesday which also claimed their 100% start to their league campaign.
Meanwhile, visitors Bowers & Pitsea sit top of the table having won three of their opening four fixtures – including a 7-0 victory over Worthing’s Tuesday night opponents a fortnight ago.
Last season’s only meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-1 win to Worthing at Bowers’ Len Salmon Stadium:
Goalless until the 80th minute, Reds striker Tom Chalaye broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining before Ollie Pearce doubled the lead in the 88th.
The hosts scored a penalty deep into injury time to half the deficit, but Worthing held out to take all three points back to the south coast.
The reverse fixture was subsequently cancelled due to the null-and-voiding of the league as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As mentioned, tomorrow afternoon’s fixture is to be played at The Camping World Community Ground match due to the ongoing maintenance at The Crucial Environmental Stadium.
Those who have a ticket to the match are advised to watch the following video explaining the safety procedures implemented by Horsham FC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpjvVwV0CA&t=9s
Spectators may also use the following directions to the stadium if necessary:
“How to find us”
Horsham Football Club, The Camping World Community Stadium, Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0AD.
Arriving by car
Where possible, supporters travelling by car should arrange to share with others.
Parking in the Stadium Car Park will be limited on matchdays to Players, Match Officials, Home and Visiting Club Officials and Invited Guests. There are a small number of reserved spaces for drivers displaying Blue Parking Badges which are subject to availability and must be booked through the Club office in advance.
All supporters arriving by car will be directed to the Hop Oast Park & Ride, which is located opposite the access lane to the Stadium. The Post Code is RH13 0AR. It is five minutes’ walk to the Stadium and qualified marshals will be on hand to assist you across the main road.
Horsham Railway Station is served by frequent trains from London, Gatwick, Crawley and the South Coast. There are up to five Metrobus services an hour to the Stadium from Bus Stop L.
The most convenient means of travel to the Stadium is by bus.
As a result of COVID, capacity is restricted and supporters may find that they are unable to board if the maximum permitted number of passengers is reached.
Metrobus run up to four services an hour on Route 98 to the Stadium from Roffey, Southwater and Horsham Railway and Bus Stations, with more extensive hourly services on Route 23 from Crawley and Worthing. Travel time from Horsham Bus Station is five minutes, costing £1.70 each-way. Subject to demand, the Stadium will be served by double-decker vehicles on matchdays.
Supporters should ask the driver for “Golf Club for Horsham FC.”
Pedestrians & Cyclists
The Stadium is located approximately twenty minutes’ walk from the Town Centre. However the route follows the busy Worthing Road which has only a narrow footpath with unprotected crossing points. Pedestrians are advised to travel by bus where possible.
There are cycle racks at the Stadium, with further racks adjacent to Horsham Bus Station. Cyclists are advised to leave their bikes at Horsham Bus Station and complete their journeys by bus.