Fielding Lewes’ promising Barry Edmonds as sweeper in place of Alan Lancaster, Horsham softened memories of past beatings when both sides were in Division One, two years previously.
Deservedly, if luckily, they took a twenty minute lead when Dave Legrice’s flighted corner kick was swept into the net by the wind. They deserved their luck because they were outplaying the casual-looking Middlesex team with a fighting display in which goalkeeper Keith Etheridge joined to save some rip-snorting long distance shots.
When Keith Wellham made it two for Horsham, immediately after half-time, by side-footing the ball past the stranded goalkeeper after a dazzling solo run, it looked as if Slough’s unbeaten twelve game record was coming to an end.
But former Worthing player, Casemore, forced the ball past Etheridge when the defence was slow to clear and, as time was rapidly running out, inside-right Stevens avenged Horsham’s first goal by flighing a wind-assisted lob over Etheridge’s head for the equaliser.
Horsham Line up
Keith Etheridge, Phil Skingsley, George Wakeling, Ron Philpott, Barry Edmonds, Derek Fitzpatrick, Don Hollands, Dave Legrice, Tony Wilkins, Mick Streeter, Keith Wellham. Subs: Russell Penticost.