MSL Knock-Out Competition

The KO competition doesn't manage to attract a large entry, although Horsham have consistently taken part for many years. This season there were 6 entrants, including 2 teams from Crowborough. Our first match was due to be against Crowborough 2, but their club was laid low by covid and they conceded the the match. We then faced a semi-final match against Sussex University. Knowing they had a potentially strong line up of players this season, we confronted them with a strong team, including Mark Broom and James Mansson. The risk of doing this is that the opponents might turn up with a weaker team than anticipated, thus invoking the competition's handicap system. This proved not to be so, with the aggregate rating difference being within the threshold for a level match. We came out victorious with a 3 - 1 win, seeing us through to the final.

The other semi-final was played last night, with Lewes coming out as victors over Uckfield. Consequently, Lewes will be our opponents in the final. They are listed as the home team, so we await suggested dates from them.