Preview: Worthing vs Taunton Town, 22/10/22

Worthing Football Club continue their Vanamara National League South campaign tomorrow afternoon, hosting Taunton Town at the Crucial Environmental Stadium.

Mens Full Time
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Worthing
  • Akanbi (11')
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Taunton Town
  • Sims-Burgess (39')
National League South Saturday 22nd October, 2022

The fixture comes a week after Worthing suffered a late defeat away to Braintree Town last weekend:

Ollie Pearce put the Reds 1-0 up in the 11th minute, but Matt Rush equalised for the hosts seven minutes later.

With the game looking to end a stalemate, the home side were awarded a penalty for a handball which Alfie Matthews converted to give Braintree all three points.

Meanhwile, visitors Taunton have had a successful seven days, which began with a goalless draw to National League side Yeovil Town in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round at Huish Park.

The replay at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium saw the Peacocks win the tie 1-0, and were drawn away against EFL League One side MK Dons for the first round proper of the competition.

Form

The two sides have struggled to find form in the last month, with both sides going without a win in their last four National League outings.

Worthing still find themselves in sixth place after 12 games, with five wins, five draws and two losses, whilst Taunton occupy 17th place after 11 games, winning three, drawing and losing four.

Team News

Adam Hinshelwood will be without captain Aarran Racine for the next three matches following his sending off at Braintree, while the injuries also mount up with Kane Wills and Danny Barker unlikely to be fit, joining longer term absentee Joel Colbran on the treatment table.

Striker Ibby Akanbi will be hoping to make his home debut after starting the defeat at the Dunmow Group Stadium last week.

Supporter information

Turnstiles open at 12pm
In an attempt to speed up the queues at the turnstiles, there will be a dedicated queue for Season Ticket Holders and for prepaid tickets.

We’d still advise arriving in good time!

Fanzone opens at 12pm
The Fanzone Bar is situated behind the east stand terrace and will be selling draft and bottled beers, as well as soft drinks.

Stand Bar opens at 12pm
The Stand Bar will be showing the following televised Premier League fixtures before and after the match:

12:30pm – Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool
5:30pm – Chelsea vs Manchester United

Food
Hot food will be available from the Food Hut as well as street vendors Nick and Ben and Day of the Fed Mexican.

Online Tickets

Tickets are still available to purchase in advance online. You can also buy tickets on the day – the turnstiles will be accepting cash and card payments.

How to Follow

If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s official Twitter account, or through live commentary provided by rebelyell.live