Worthing play in the fixture as a result of finally winning the division last campaign having led the table for two seasons prior before COVID suspensions, scoring over 100 goals in the process.
They clinched the title in early April after a 2-0 win away to Bowers & Pitsea thanks to goals from Ollie Pearce and Jasper Pattenden.
Meanwhile, visitors Horsham overcame Hythe Town, Corinthian-Casuals, Haywards Heath Town and Folkestone Invicta before defeating Margate 4-0 in the final at Aveley FC to win their first Velocity Trophy title.
Worthing go into the fixture having brushed aside EFL League Two side Swindon Town XI at Woodside Road on Saturday:
A hat-trick from Jake Robinson and a brace from Pearce gave the Reds a 5-1 win, meanwhile Horsham were on the wrong end of the same scoreline away to Metropolitan Police in Surrey.
The two sides last met in the penultimate round of fixtures on Easter Monday last season at the Camping World Community Stadium:
Dajon Golding put Worthing 1-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes, but Aarran Racine’s dismissal for a second bookable offence was followed by an equaliser from Pat Harding which put the sides level at the interval.
The Yellows made full advantage of their extra man in the second period, with goals from Lucas Rodrigues and Charlie Harris which earned them all three points and denied the Reds the possibility of reaching 100 points going into the final day of the campaign.
Friendlies for a Fiver
Entry to each of our home pre-season friendlies will be just £𝟱 for adults and 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 to under-12’s.
Proceedings for the game will be donated to the following two charities:
Worthing’s organisation of choice is Love Your Hospital, the official NHS Charity of St. Richards, Worthing and Southlands Hospitals:
Their roles includes providing state-of-the-art medical equipment, improving treatment facilities for patients, supporting staff development and enhancing the hospital environment for all.
Meanwhile, Horsham’s chosen charity is PAPYRUS, Prevention of Young Suicide in the UK:
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
How to follow
If you are unable to make the fixture, you can keep yourself updated via the club’s Twitter account.