The tie is the Mackerels’ second cup match of the week, having progressed to the third round round of the Sussex Senior cup on Tuesday, brushing aside Southern Combination League Division One side Seaford Town 6-2:
Despite going behind to a Will Seager own goal, a strike from Marvin Armstrong, a brace from Tom Chalaye and a hat-trick from Mo Diallo saw the Reds cruise to victory on a cold evening at Woodside Road.
Two weeks ago, Worthing beat Hayes & Yeading United 3-0 in the FA Trophy first round to book their place in the pot, with Dorking entering the competition at this stage as one of the step two sides.
The visitors have made an impressive start to their third season in the National League South, currently sitting in 10th only seven points off top spot with a squad including former Worthing men Callum Kealy and Kane Wills.
They also narrowly missed out on a place in the FA Cup first round proper, losing on penalties in a replay in the final qualifying round to Worthing’s FA Trophy first round opponents Hayes & Yeading.
The two sides last met in Surrey during the last-completed season of the Isthmian League in April 2019:
Dorking ran out 3-0 winners and were crowned champions of the 2018-19 Isthmian Premier League.
Season ticket holders, please remember cup competitions are not covered by the purchase of a season ticket.
We are expecting a large crowd this afternoon, so help speed up the queues by buying your tickets online, although tickets can still be purchased on the gate.
All turnstiles will be open tomorrow.
There will be a dedicated queue for prepaid tickets from 2pm. If thats you, head towards the left of the three original turnstiles.
New north/east corner open from 2pm.
Adults – £12
Concessions (over 65s, students with valid ID) – £8
Junior (13 – 16 years) – £3
Junior (6 – 12 years) – £3
Our official 28-page matchday programme can be purchased by cash and card at the ground and is priced at £2.
Please note parking at Worthing High School is no longer available, however the limited spaces at the Queen Street car park remain in use.
Woodside Bar will be showing live coverage of both SkySportsPL and BT Sport games tomorrow, before and after the match:
12.30pm: Arsenal vs Newcastle United
17.30pm: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leeds United