Horsham will play host to Ballarat North United in round 12 of the Ballarat and District Soccer Association

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The last time Horsham played Ballarat North United, the Falcons won 5-1. Picture: SIMONE DALTON
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The last time Horsham played Ballarat North United, the Falcons won 5-1. Picture: SIMONE DALTON

IT has been a tough couple of weeks for Horsham with the side losing its previous two contests, getting bumped out of the top two on the Ballarat and District ladder. 

Horsham is now equal on points with Vic Park – at 24 apiece – but the Falcons have a greater goal difference. 

Ballarat North United will travel to face-off with the young side at Horsham’s Dudley Cornell Park on Sunday at 1pm.  

Horsham looked as lively as ever during Monday training, with 12 players hitting the pitch. 

Each player was eager to impress the coaching staff to get their name in the starting line-up. 

Horsham coaches have tried several new tactics in the hope of turning the team’s two-game losing run around. 

A re-structure in formation has taken place, with several new players coming into the side. 

Marcus Luciani could be a decisive player in the coming weeks and will have a whole flank to work with. His ability to attack and defend is hard to come by. 

Reuben Macchia has been working tirelessly in midfield and will be asked to use his workrate to full effect. 

Veteran James Hibberd has returned to the side and will provide some stability in the back-line.