After an even opening 20’ minutes to the game, Horsham began to grow into the affair and deservedly took the lead through Dsane. The tricky left winger cut inside onto his favoured right foot, before curling the ball into the far corner.
Worthing came out of the blocks in the second half looking like a new team. Whatever Hinshelwood said to the players at the break clearly worked, as The Rebels looked reenergised.
Early second half pressure paid off for Worthing just after the hour mark. The referee pointed to the spot, as Dean Cox was brought down in the area. Ollie Pearce stepped up for the hosts and sent the keeper the wrong way to level things up.
With momentum running through the side, Worthing searched for a second. This one came in similar but very bizarre fashion. Another penalty, this time due to a handball. Initially it looked as if Dudley was the culprit, as he was handed a red card. However, after a long delay Brivio was instead sent his marching orders after mistaken identity.
Eventually, Pearce would be able to step up to the spot yet again in the 75th minute and convert. Firing straight down the middle, turning the game on its head.
Worthing with a goal and a man advantage really took the game by the scruff of its neck in the final 15’ minutes. Dajon Golding off the bench raced through on goal in the 85th minute and was wiped out by goalkeeper Howes, as a depleted Horsham side conceded their third penalty of the game.
Pearce stepped up for a third time and finished with aplomb, for a third time. Claiming his 5th goal in his last two matches; rounding off an impressive week.
What a start to The New Year for The Rebels. We go again away at Carshalton Athletic on Monday.