Preview: Worthing vs Weymouth, 19/11/22

Worthing Football Club play their first fixture in eleven days on Saturday when they host Weymouth in the second round of the Isuzu FA Trophy.

Mens Full Time
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Worthing
  • Kealy (32')
  • Pearce (34', 63')
  • Akanbi (79')
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Weymouth
  • O'Connell (10')
  • Ash (88')
FA Trophy Saturday 19th November, 2022

The Reds go into the fixture having had their two most recently scheduled matches postponed:

A trip to Somerset to face Bath City was Saturday’s initial fixture, but the game was postponed as a result of Bath midfielder Alex Fletcher picking up a serious head injury after colliding with a concrete hoarding five minutes into a match with Dulwich Hamlet.

Everybody affiliated with Worthing Football Club wishes Alex and his family well on his road to a speedy recovery.

They were then scheduled to face league-below Lewes in the second round of the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday evening, but the tie was forced into postponement due to an injury crisis in the Rooks’ camp.

Meanwhile, visitors Weymouth go into the fixture having faced AFC Wimbledon in an FA Cup First Round Replay, bowing out after a 3-1 defeat having held the League Two side to a 1-1 draw 10 days previously.

Form

The Terras come into the FA Trophy fixture off the back of their exit from the FA Cup in midweek in the First Round Replay away at Wimbledon. They picked up their second league win of the season at the weekend, beating Braintree 1-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Last Six

25 Oct vs Farnborough (H) – Lost 0-1
29 Oct vs Dartford (A) – Lost 3-0
5 Nov vs Wimbledon (H) – Drew 1-1
8 Nov vs St. Albans City (A) – Lost 3-2
12 Nov vs Braintree Town (H) – Won 1-0
15 Nov vs Wimbledon (A) – Lost 3-1

Recent meetings

The two sides met in August earlier in the season at the Bob Lucas Stadium. A flurry of chances at either end for both sides resulted in Joel Colbran putting the Reds in front at the interval, before a second half brace from Ollie Pearce gave Worthing a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Team News

Tomorrow’s FA Trophy clash could see the return of Joel Colbran and Lewis White with the competition giving Adam Hinshelwood the luxury of naming seven substitutes.

Saturday’s cup match comes slightly too soon for Danny Barker, James Beresford, and Cameron Tutt but all three have benefitted from the eleven days with no game and could return to the matchday squad soon.

Javaun Splatt will serve the last match of his suspension and will be back in contention for Tuesday night’s clash against Tonbridge Angels.

Supporter information

Online Tickets

Tickets are still available to purchase in advance online. You can also buy tickets on the day – the turnstiles will be open from 6pm and accept both 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