Non-League Snapshot Of The Day: Referee Rejects Concerns Over Potential Kit Clash In FA Cup Qualifier…

Chris Wright

4th, September 2017


Horsham FC welcomed Ashford United to their Culver Road ground on Saturday afternoon for an FA Cup first-round qualifying tie.

Unsurprising for a team nicknamed The Hornets, Horsham turned out in their usual delectable yellow and black home kit.

As the visitors, Ashford turned up wearing their yellow and green away strip.

Fortunately, however, the referee on duty mulled things over and eventually declared that the two hues of yellow were sufficiently different so as to avoid a confusing clash of colours.

As such, the game went ahead as planned…

Photo: David Beddow (via @theballisround/Twitter)

As seen in the photo above, Horsham play in a bright ‘citrus blush’ yellow whereas Ashford clearly favour a deeper mustard tone.

Crisis averted.

For the record, the hosts went on to register a fairly convincing 6-0 win, thus allaying all concerns over any colour-based confusion.

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  1. Bruno says:

    How do they know which team scored six goals? It could have been 3-3, 4-1, 2-4…

  2. Jim says:

    “…thus allaying all concerns over any colour-based confusion” – apart from the fact that it’s Horsham in yellow/green, while Ashford have changed from their green/white first kit into their yellow/black away.

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