Worthing dominated the opening stages of a heated affaire. After a number of half-chances, The Rebels deservedly opened the scoring in the 32nd minute.
Callum Kealy flicked home from a cross from the right flank nonchalantly, in front of a disappointed Lewes faithful.
Lewes responded well to going behind and 6’ minutes later, they levelled the scoring. Ollie Tanner drove at the visitor’s back line with intent, before delivering a wicked cross, which cruelly deflected off the back of Aaran Racine and into the net; beyond a helpless Harrison Male.
After their equaliser, Lewes came out of the blocks in the second half strongly and were on top in the opening stages.
Fortunately, Worthing defended resolutely before coming into a positive spell of their own around the 70th minute.
After persistent pressure, The Mackerel Men’s positive play payed off. Jesse Starkey who had a chance moments before, cracked a left footed effort home in off the post in the 78th minute; sending the travelling support into bedlam behind the goal.
Starkey’s effort was enough for three points, as Worthing held on despite a late scare; as Tanner clipped the bar.