Worthing vs Chelmsford City, 26/11/22

Ollie Pearce in action at Chelmsford in 2018

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

Mens Full Time
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Worthing
  • Kealy (35')
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Chelmsford City
  • Yearn (21')
  • James (25')
  • Blackwell (59')
National League South Saturday 26th November, 2022

The Reds go into the fixture having edge a five-goal thriller at Woodside Road on Tuesday evening in the rescheduled clash against Tonbridge Angels:

James Beresford opened the scoring in the third minute on his return to the starting lineup, before Devonte Arnasibia levelled the scoring 10 minutes later.

The deadlock only lasted four minutes, however, as Callum Kealy put Worthing back in front in the 17th minute, before Josh Chambers double the lead midway through the first half.

The scoreline was to remain the same until injury time, when Jordan Greenidge pulled a goal back for Tonbridge to set up a nervy final few moments for the Reds, but they held out to gain all three points.

Meanwhile, visitors Chelmsford’s midweek fixture saw them progress to the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup with a 2-0 victory over Great Wakering Rovers.

Form

After a bit of a sticky patch the Reds have returned to form of later and are unbeaten in their last six National League South outings, winning three and drawing three.

The Clarets who have been in the play-off places for most of the season have also been going well of late before an unexpected home defeat to Hampton & Richmond Borough in their last league outing. They’ve also lost just once on the road this season.

Last 6 (league only)

22 Oct – Hemel Hempstead Town (h) – won 2-1
25 Oct – Tonbridge Angels (a) – Lost 1-0
29 Oct – Eastbourne Borough (h) – Won 5-0
1 Nov – Bath City (a) – Won 1-0
7 Nov – Dover Athletic (h) – Drew 0-0
12 Nov – Hampton & Richmond Borough (h) – Lost 2-0

Recent meetings

The two sides last met in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup in the 2018/19 season:

A brace from James Crane helped Worthing to 2-1 victory against a then-league-above Chelmsford to progress to the third qualifying round where they overcame Moneyfields before a 4-0 defeat to National League side Ebbsfleet United.

Team News

Ollie Pearce should come back into contention after missing the midweek win over Tonbridge with a sickness bug. Reuben Livesey Austin who was also ill on Tuesday is likely to take a little longer to recover.

On loan midfielder Josh Chambers plays the final match of his short spell with the club.

Mo Jammeh and Adam Adam won’t be featuring for the club for a while having both secured dual registration deals with Lancing and Merstham respectively.

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 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