Horsham vs. Barnsley FA Cup Replay

Horsham vs. Barnsley FA Cup – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Seventh-tier underdogs Horsham aim for FA Cup glory in their replay against Barnsley, seeking only their second-ever second-round appearance. The initial 3-3 draw sets the stage for an intense clash in Sussex.

Match Preview

Horsham, making their second first-round appearance, earned a lead at Oakwell but faced a comeback from Barnsley.

A late Tom Richards goal forced a replay, adding to Horsham’s recent exploits, including a 6-0 triumph in the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup.

Barnsley, on a three-game winless streak, suffered a 3-0 loss to Derby County but remains in the top six of League One.

Despite defensive concerns, they boast offensive firepower and aim to showcase it against Horsham, eyeing a second-round clash with Sutton United.

Team News

Horsham’s Lewis Carey anchors the goal, protected by a back four featuring Bobby Price, Jack Strange, Doug Tuck, and Harvey Sparks. Richards, the hero at Oakwell, may earn a starting spot.

Barnsley’s Josh Benson may miss out, and midfielder Herbie Kane returns from suspension. Manager Neill Collins may make further alterations, with Jalo and McAtee likely in the starting lineup.

Possible Starting Lineups

Horsham:

  • Carey;
  • Price, Strange, Tuck, Sparks;
  • Fenelon, Hester-Cook, Barker, Brivio, Hammond;
  • Richards

Barnsley:

  • Killip;
  • Williams, De Gevigney, McCart;
  • O’Keeffe, Styles, Kane, Cadden;
  • Jalo, Watters;
  • McAtee

Predictions

Despite the initial draw, Barnsley is favored to secure a 3-1 victory in the replay, leveraging their superior quality to advance to the second round.

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