Highlights: Horsham 2 Canvey Island 1

By Ian Townsend

Hornets up to seventh

Horsham climbed up to seventh place with a hard-fought win over Canvey Island at the Camping World Community Stadium.

After a goalless first half which did little to warm up the five hundred and forty one watching on, the Hornets made the breakthrough six minutes after the restart. James Hammond was twenty five yards out when he lined up his effort, and it took a deflection on the way before beating Sam Jackson in the Canvey goal.

The Gulls were level within ten minutes. Bradley Sach had nine goals for the season coming into this match, and he moved to double figures, curling home a beauty. Parity lasted nine minutes, and what proved to be the winning goal came from Lee Harding, finishing beautifully inside the box after a fine pass from Jack Brivio.

That victory sees the Hornets close to within five points of a top five spot- and they have a minimum of three matches in hand over the six sides above them, so could soon be right back in play off contention.

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