With the opening day defeat at Folkestone now firmly behind Adam Hinshelwood’s men following consecutive victories over Bowers & Pitsea and previously unbeaten Cray Wanderers, they’ll be looking to continue that good feeling with a win over their arch-rivals.
The Rocks are winless from their opening three Isthmian League Premier Divisions matches, registering one draw and two defeats, the latest of which a 2-1 home reverse at the hands of Haringey Borough on Saturday.
Hinshelwood is likely to be without defender Cam Tutt who returned from suspension on Saturday but picked up an injury to his collar bone. Joel Colbran’s quad injury will likely mean he continues to be absent, while former Rock Alex Parsons continues to be a long term absentee.
“Dayshonne and Marvin put a lot of work through the legs (on Saturday), as did Tom and Ollie so we’ll have to see how every fairs up”
Former Portsmouth midfielder Charlie Bell could be one to watch, the 18-year-old grabbed both goals in his sides draw with East Thurrock recently, while another 18-year-old Nathan Odokonyero, who was amongst the goals in pre-season opened his account at the weekend.
Supporters have had to wait 18 months to renew rivalries with one another, with the last meeting coming on New Years Day 2020 at Nyewood Lane, a match that saw the Mackerel Men come out 3-0 winners.
They won the home fixture by the same scoreline on August Bank Holiday with Ollie Pearce netting twice against his former club in front of a crowd of over 1,600 at Woodside Road.
Today’s match is kindly sponsored by W J Birch Construction Services, honest and reliable building contractors serving Worthing and the surrounding areas. Please support them by visiting their website wjbirchconstruction.co.uk and liking their Facebook page.
Ian Hart Funeral Services are today’s matchball sponsor – ianhart.org.
Please note parking at Worthing High School is no longer available, however the limited spaces at the Queen Street car park remain in use.
With club officials expecting a large crowd please respect our neighbours when parking in the surrounding areas and see Directions to Worthing FC for more advice on visiting the ground.
Tickets are still available to purchase in advance online or on the day. The main turnstiles will be supported by the opening of the brand new entrance at the north east corner of the ground with both accepting cash and card payments.
Admission is £12 for adults, £8 for concessions, £3 for 13-16 year-old, £1 for 6-12 year-old while those under 6 are free.