In the second-half, Graham Shergold’s men showed much greater tenacity than they did in the first.
Five minutes into the second half, Tom Hearn failed to capitalise on another shaky moment from Cash after hitting wide from close range. But in the 54th minute, the referee awarded the second penalty of the game after Nathan Kanga needlessly fouled Shivnarain.
Harrison’s penalty was a successful one, hitting the top right corner. The momentum had well and truly swung Horsham’s way.
Indeed, just over 10 minutes later, they had the lead, thanks to captain Zac Massey, who’s corner was swung in with such bend, that it deceived all in the box, including Cash in the Grinstead goal, who was unable to prevent it crossing the line.
The Wasps weren’t beaten yet though. Their best chance came via a flick on from a corner which saw Danny Carmo clip the crossbar - but The YM held out and a fantastic second-half saw them emerge as winners.
Horsham YMCA manager Shergold could not have been prouder of his players, particularly their mentality when they seemed lost at half-time.
“Heads were down at half-time,” he said, “all the players came in and I said to them get your heads up.
“We are not out of this game. Yes, we gave away that penalty, but you’ve still got to get involved in it lads.
“Get your heads up, get smiling. In the changing room, we talked to one another, and we all laugh and joke. I really wanted to stress to the lads that we weren’t out of the game, and that if we got that belief back, it was there for the taking for us.”
Shergold also spoke admirably about the YM fans. He added: “It is good to see. After the game, getting the trophy and all the parents clapping and wanting photos of their kids with the cup, it is just great to see!”