On The Whistle Report: Worthing 2 Margate 0

Worthing earn three points yet again, this time with a comfortable 2-0 home win over Margate. Dajon Golding and Ollie Pearce were the goal scorers.

Mens Full Time
  • Golding (58')
  • Pearce (84')
Isthmian Premier Division Saturday 12th March, 2022

From the off, Margate’s game plan was very clear. To frustrate the league leaders.

Worthing struggled to break down the compact visitors, as a dull first half concluded level. The Rebel’s best chance probably came through Jasper Pattenden, who almost made something out of nothing; as his wicked volley tested goalkeeper – Ben Bridle-Car in the 36th minute.

The hosts didn’t let first half disappointment get to them, as they came out for the second half with a spring in their step. Half time changes made a big difference, as Reece Meekums and Dajon Golding were introduced.

The latter, Golding found the breakthrough for Worthing in the 59th minute. After great wing play and a perfect cross from James Beresford; Golding rose well to head home.

Margate’s reaction to going behind wasn’t what they had hoped for. The Rebels maintained a strong grip on proceedings, as they pushed for more. Things would become harder for The Gate, as Ben Swift received a red card in the 65th minute; after an altercation with Aaran Racine.

The Mackerel Men went on to seal the victory in the 85th minute. Ollie Pearce ended a rare goal drought, as he flicked Pattenden’s venomous cross beyond Bridle-Card.

Worthing held on with ease in the end, as they claimed a vital and a well-deserved three points; after a strong second half performance.