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Hinshelwood: It’s been a tough week of fixtures, 2 wins from 3 games is a good response

Hinshelwood: It’s been a tough week of fixtures, 2 wins from 3 games is a good response

Manager Adam Hinshelwood was a pleased man to see his Worthing side pick up a second Bostik League Premier Division win of the week after a thrilling 3-2 win at play-off chasing Leiston.

Despite conceding an early 6th minute Christy Finch goal, the Mackerel Men scored twice in three minutes through Harvey Sparks and Zac Newton before Chris Henderson levelled the scores, but Worthing made sure of all three points in the second half as Joe Clarke scored the winner to leave Hinshelwood reflecting on a good week for the club.

‘It’s been a tough week of fixtures, the sides we’ve faced are all in the mix for a top 6 place and to come out of those games with six points out of a possible nine is a good return. After we gifted them an early goal, I thought it was a tough day coming, but we looked good going forward, a threat I felt and it proved that way. Coming so soon after the defeat we had on Tuesday, that goal could have knocked the stuffing out of us, but we showed otherwise.’

‘The win was up there with what we achieved at Folkestone and last Saturday at home, and it was all the more satisfying to win it for those 25 plus fans who made the very long journey to see us. It’s as long a day for them as it is for us to give up, to come and support us and we’re very grateful for that.’

‘I was pleased with the response from Harvey (Sparks) today, I left him out on Tuesday to get a reaction, it’s been very comfortable for him to play week in, week out and he came back in and responded well, the move for his goal was what we’re all about, a well worked patient build up, and he was in the right place unmarked at the back post to score. We started Zac (Newton) up top today, a bit more advanced and there was his second goal since he’s come back,  Joe Clarke has done well too with the winner, I picked him up at 8.15 in the morning and dropped him back at 10.15 in the evening. It’s hard to remember he started this season 4 league’s below us, came training, bided his time and is now getting the rewards.’

‘The pace injection we have now from Zac and Reece (Meekums) gives teams something different to think about from what we had earlier in the season, it hasn’t changed the way we play, but it’s another option to utilise, pretty much what we saw with our first goal.’

‘We also have good squad depth now, Kieron (Pamment) gave me a good response from the bench, healthy competition for places, Reece Halland I know is ready to step in if we suffer injuries or suspensions, they all know they have a role and a job to do if required, it’s a nice situation to be in.’

‘We are looking to get a friendly or two in place so the likes of Ben Pope and Reece can get some minutes under their belts, we did look to get Ben out for some games but there aren’t many around at the moment so we’ll do what we can to keep them fit and ready for action.’

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