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Match Preview: Horsham

Actually in Lancing, not Horsham!

Saturday 2nd September, we travel AWAY to take on Horsham FC (not to be confused with Horsham YMCA), in the Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

It’s important for fans to know that Horsham FC, this season, are playing at Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9AX

Culver Road (as pictured above), is the headquarters of the Sussex FA. Directions to the ground are at the bottom of this post.

Now, on to the match…

It’s the 1st Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup. This is the furthest round we’ve managed to reach in this competition since reforming as Ashford United, equalling our progress in the competition when we also played away in Sussex when we took on Burgess Hill Town last season.

This campaign, we entered at the Preliminary round, when we beat Redhill FC 3-1 away, goals scored by Matt Day (2) and Brandon Williams.

Saturday’s hosts, Horsham, entered at the same round of the cup, and came home winners by the same scoreline as they beat their hosts Chertsey Town.

Horsham also play their league games in the Bostik South, sitting in 14th position winning 2 and losing 2, compared to ourselves who are 22nd after 1 draw and 3 loses.

From Homelands, if travelling via the M23 it’s estimated to take about an hour and a half to reach Culver Road, or around 1h 45 minutes if driving via the coastal route through Rye, etc.

The below is taken from the Horsham website (http://www.horsham-fc.co.uk)

Directions from West Sussex
From Chichester along the A27 through Worthing until you reach the roundabout at Lancing Leisure Centre.  Turn right at the roundabout into Grinstead Lane.  500 yards on the right is The Harvester restaurant, turn right after the restaurant into Grinstead Avenue, left at the mini roundabout into North Road.  Pass the shops until the next mini roundabout and turn right into Culver Road.

Directions from East Sussex
From Eastbourne/Hastings take the A27 through Lewes, Brighton, Hove, Portslade & Shoreham until you reach the roundabout at Lancing Leisure Centre.  Turn left at the roundabout into Grinstead Lane.  500 yards on the right is The Harvester restaurant, turn right after the restaurant into Grinstead Avenue, left at the mini roundabout into North Road.  Pass the shops until the next mini roundabout and turn right into Culver Road.

Directions from Mid Sussex and North Sussex
From Crawley, use the A23 until you reach the A27 where you need to go Westbound (Worthing) until you reach the roundabout at Lancing Leisure Centre.  Turn left at the roundabout into Grinstead Lane.  500 yards on the right is the Harvester restaurant, turn right after the restaurant into Grinstead Avenue, left at the mini roundabout into North Road.  Pass the shops until the next mini roundabout and turn right into Culver Road.

Nearest railway station: Lancing (5 minutes’ walk)
Exit station and turn left past the Merry Monk pub into North Road, then left into Culver Road. The ground is on the right at the end of Culver Road. The Sussex FA is signposted off North Road.

Car Parking
**Parking is strictly forbidden on Culver Road itself and cars may be removed**
The stadium and offices are located in a residential area and cul-de-sac, and there is limited parking at the ground. We request that for matches, events and courses the alternate car parks (located just one minutes’ walk away) are used. These are located on North Farm Road and Queensway, as well as street parking along North Road and at Lancing Station/Asda.

All car parks are pay-and-display (£0.50 per hour, Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9-12am), and have disabled bays