Haywards Heath Town vs Worthing, 19/12/2020

Worthing Football Club continue their mid-season friendly series with a short trip to face Pitching In Isthmian League Division One South East side Haywards Heath Town at Hanbury Park this afternoon.

The match is to be Worthing’s fourth since the return of non-elite football returning amid the end of COVID-19 restrictions at the start of December, with their most recent runout coming last Saturday against another West Sussex side in Chichester City:

Despite falling 2-0 down due to a penalty converted by former Worthing man Josh Clack and a strike from Gicu Iordache, goals from substitutes Alex Parsons and Mo Diallo levelled the scoring in an entertaining clash at Oaklands Park.

Meanwhile, the halting of the domestic league halted a so-far dismal campaign for hosts Haywards Heath, who sit 17th in the Isthmian South East division having only registered one win from their first eight games.

However, since the re-introduction of non-elite sports on the 2nd of December, the Blues have been victorious on both occasions they have played:

Last Saturday, a 6-1 thumping of Southern Combination Second Division side TD Shipley was followed by a 4-1 win over Horsham YMCA which saw them progress to the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

The two sides have already met in a friendly in this prolonged 2020-21 campaign, with Worthing running out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Diallo, Tom Chalaye and Tom Gilbert in a behind-closed-doors match at Culver Road back in August.

Haywards Heath Town FC have also issued the following statement regarding the matchday proceedings according to Coronavirus restrictions:

“We welcome Worthing to Hanbury Stadium in a friendly this Saturday.”

  • 15:00 PM
  • Adults £10/Concessions £5/U18s £1
  • Food and drink available
  • Please arrive in good time to avoid the ques and secure your tickets
  • Limited stadium capacity.