Farnham Town manager Paul Johnson was pleased with his much-changed side's efforts after they beat Horley Town 4-1 in the first round of the Premier Challenge Cup on Tuesday night.

Town blooded a number of development squad players, with starts for Joe Goddard, Harry Davis, Sam Swan and Shea Fahy.

The home side took the lead in the 20th minute at The Memorial Ground when Kai Tanner stood the ball up for Owen Dean to head home at the back post.

Horley equalised on 35 minutes through Cameron Gyeabour's composed finish.

The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 52nd minute when Gyeabour was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Matt Surmon.

Farnham regained the lead on 62 minutes through Charlie Postance's deflected shot. It was 3-1 three minutes later when Postance found the bottom corner.

Tanner completed the scoring in the 69th minute with a left-foot shot across the keeper into the bottom corner.

"We had a lot of kids out, and they did well against a strong Horley side," said Johnson. "Overall, I was impressed. They've got a lot to learn, but we're through. There were some good performances.

"Joe Goddard was excellent. He's got a good chance of being with us at the weekend – I liked him a lot.

"Some of the boys needed minutes. Lewis Flatman needed it, and Charlie got a couple of goals again. There were some good goals.

"We have two good league games coming up at home on Saturday and Tuesday. It's going to be tough – but we're in a good place."