Date:Tuesday December 11 2007
For 23 first half minutes non league Horsham Town dared to dream of a place in the 3rd round of The FA Cup at the expense of league one leaders Swansea City.
The Ryaman Premier Division side stunned the Liberty Stadium into silence on 20 minutes when Hornets Striker Lee Farrell capitalized on a defensive mistake to hold of Defenders Alan Tate and Dennis Lawrence to chip Dorus De Vries in the Swansea goal
The lead only lasted 90 seconds when Darren Pratley surged into the box to unleash a shot that went past Paul Seuke in the Horsham goal.
The league side were dealt a hammer blow just over a minute later when De Vries hashed his clearance straight into the feet of Lee Farrell. The striker returned it with interest into the gaping Swansea goal to send the Queens Street side into a shock 2-1 lead.
The home side eventually got back on terms following Leon Britton's first goal of the season on 38 minutes.Jason Scotland was able to lay off the ball to the midfielder who made no mistake.
Gaining in confidence the Swans unleashed a devastating blow to Horsham with two goals in 2 minutes .
Jason Scotland put Swansea ahead for the first time after he latched on to Paul Anderson's cross and not soon after Ferrie Bodde headed the home side into a 4-2 lead just before the break.
Goals in the 2nd half from Andy Robinson and Warren Feeney wrapped up the tie as Swansea ran out 6-2 winners.
Despite the early scare Roberto Martinez has insisted the result was never in doubt .
He Told :
The Evening Post
|''I was not worried..because it wasn't a case of Horsham coming out and outplaying us.'|
'We gave the two goals away through clear mistakes and I was just waiting for a reaction. I was waiting for personalities on the pitch to get it right, to get the ball down and start being ourselves.'
'The pleasing aspect of the game was that we managed that, and I was more worried when they got a penalty late on in the first game because we were exposed then and might have lost. But we had a chance to adapt this time and the players came back into it well.'
'It was difficult night for them to begin with. The majority of them haven't been in a situation where they are playing a non-league side at home before and it can catch you cold, but we were not over-confident.''
Date:Tuesday December 11 2007
Swansea City To Sign Striker For £1.75m? (Friday August 22 2014)
Left Back, Midfielder & Attacker Wanted By Monk (Friday August 22 2014)
Should Amat Keep Place Despite Fernandez Signing? (Thursday August 21 2014)
iPads all round means Homework for Players (Wednesday August 20 2014)
Fernandez Completes 4-Year Move To Swansea City (Wednesday August 20 2014)
Match Analysis: Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Rate The Players: Man United 1-2 Swansea City (Monday August 18 2014)
Teamwork Key To Beating United Individuals (Sunday August 17 2014)
Stats: Manchester United v Swansea City (Sunday August 17 2014)
Report - Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City (Sunday August 17 2014)
|2. Man City||1||1||0||0||2||3|
|6. Aston Villa||1||1||0||0||1||3|
|7. Hull City||1||1||0||0||1||3|
|Vital Preview: Manchester City v Liverpool
» Liverpool : 23/08/2014 07:34:00
|Swansea City To Sign Striker For £1.75m?
» Swansea : 22/08/2014 22:12:00
|Odemwingie and Cameron set to return against Hull
» Stoke : 22/08/2014 21:18:00
|Scout Report: Everton
» Arsenal : 22/08/2014 20:43:00
|N'Diaye Joins Betis On Permanent Deal.
» Sunderland : 22/08/2014 20:31:00