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Reds host K’s in league return

Worthing Football Club return to BetVictor Premier League action at home to Kingstonian.

Worthing
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  • Aguiar (47')
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Kingstonian
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Sat 28 Sep, 2019 Isthmian Premier Division

The Mackerels have recently been on FA Cup duty, drawing 2-2 with National League side St Albans City up in Hertfordshire, before losing the replay 3-1 at Woodside Road on Tuesday night.

Boss Adam Hinshelwood has acknowledged the good that the cup tie has brought to his squad, and feels his side could go into the game with confidence having caused The Saints plenty of trouble,

“We’ve had time to analyse the previous two games, and in both of them we were more than a match to St Albans, and although we need to restrict the five goals we conceded against them I was generally happy with the way we played.”

He is also boosted by the midweek signing of defender Ben Pashion from Chichester City, and believes his introduction is key for the squad,

“We’ve been looking for a left-sided centre back who defends first before doing anything else for a while, and Ben fills that void.

“He’s only 22 but plays like someone of much more experience.”

The opponents Kingstonian have had a shaky start to the campaign so far, currently sitting 17th in the table and only winning one of their first seven games, but Hinsh insists his side cannot be complacent going into the test.

“I’m sure they’ll give us a hell of a tough test – their current position for the squad they have is false and they’ll definitely be looking for a result tomorrow to kickstart their season.”

Last season’s meetings between the two sides saw Worthing beat The K’s 3-1 at Woodside Road in October of last year, before winning 3-2 at King George’s field in January.