The Mackerel Men go into the fixture top of the Pitching In Isthmian Premier Division, having extended their lead to three points on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 win over Potters Bar Town.
Meanwhile, hosts Leiston sit bottom of the Southern League Central Division and are yet to win register a league win thus far in the campaign, most recently losing 1-0 to St Ives Town on Tuesday night.
Despite their poor start to their league campaign, the Suffolk side reached the fourth and final qualifying round of the FA Cup, losing 3-2 to Barnet having led the National League side 2-0.
The Blues also used to compete in the Isthmian League as recent as the 2017-2018 season before their transferal to the Southern League central – a campaign which saw them achieve a playoff finish, losing to eventual winners Dulwich Hamlet in the semi-final.
That season also contained the last two meetings between the sides:
In November 2017, the sides battled out a 1-1 stalemate at Woodside Road, before Worthing edged a five-goal thriller 3-2 in the return fixture in February 2018.
The clubs have also met in the FA Trophy back in October 2015 in the first qualifying round which saw Leiston run out 3-1 winners at Woodside Road.
Leiston FC have also issued the following safety procedures in light of COVID-19:
- Buildbase FA Trophy Third Round Qualifying
Blues v Worthing
Saturday 31st October
Kick Off 3pm
Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium, LTAA, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Tel: – 01728 830308.
- Admission Charges
Adults – £11
Concessions – £8
Students (with ID) – £6
Under 16’s – £2.
- Matchday Programme – Viewed online and also available on the day.
- Car Parking (Free of charge)
Main Car Park.
- Catering Information – Large bars, internal and external catering facilities with hot and cold food available.
- All spectators including supporters, sponsors, visiting
directors and committee members are expected to adopt
correct social distancing.
- Of the seating areas within the stands, only rows 2 and 4 are
to be used. Rows 1 and 3 will be taped off.
- Only one person at a time may use these toilets.
Toilets are to be cleaned, sanitised and opened on match days
and other times when necessary