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Dismay at FA cup fixture change

A West Sussex football club has said hundreds of supporters will be unable to attend one of the biggest matches in its history following a fixture change.

The FA Cup first round tie between Barnsley and Horsham FC has been moved from Saturday 4 November to Friday 3 November, at the request of South Yorkshire Police.

Mark Barrett, Horsham’s vice chairman, has written an open letter to the force, stating his “dismay” at the decision.

In a 142 year history, this will be the fifth time the club has reached the first round.

Football: Crawley Town 1:1 Walsall

A last minute goal from Danilo Orsi last-gasp meant Crawley avoided a fourth defeat in a row as they drew 1-1 with Walsall.

The first half was very quiet goal wise as either team failed to score.

But in the 88th minute Walsall’s Danny Johnson gave The Saddlers a 1-0 lead.

But celebrations were short lived with Orsi’s header in extra time.

Witnesses Appeal Following Stabbing In Hurst Green

A 17 year old boy has been treated in hospital for stab wounds following an incident in Hurst Green on Thursday afternoon.

The stabbing is believed to have taken place on Nunappleton Way near to the footbridge over the railway line. 

Police want to hear from anyone who was in Nunappleton Way, Hurst Green Road or Pollards Oak Road between 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm on Thursday, and who may have seen the incident unfold.

Local Football Update

Crawley Town slip to 12th place in the League 2 table after Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Three Bridges remain top of the Isthmian South East division following their 3-1 win over Littlehampton Town.  East Grinstead Town lost 4-0 at home to Cray Valley, and Merstham remain bottom of the table losing 3-2 away to Ashford United.

South Park Reigate won their South Central Division match 5-1 at home to Thatcham Town.

Local Football Results

Crawley Town’s run of good luck has come to an end for now.  The Reds lost 1-0 at home to Wrexham on Saturday.  Gary Smith from BBC Radio Sussex spoke with Manager, Scott Lindsey:

Dorking Wanderers lost their National League match 3-2 against Barnet at Meadowbank. 

Merstham enjoyed their first league win of the season and the first match since Jamie Decruz took over as manager following Tony Reid’s departure. The Moatsiders won 4-3 over Beckenham Town coming from 3-0 down at half time.  Three points lifts them from the bottom of the Isthmian South East Division table.