Preview: Worthing vs Ebbsfleet United, 06/12/22

Ollie Pearce in action against Ebbsfleet in 2018

Worthing Football Club continue their Vanamara National League South campaign this evening, hosting league leaders Ebbsfleet United at the Crucial Environmental Stadium.

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Worthing
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Ebbsfleet United
  • Poleon (20', 34')
  • O'Neill (37')
  • Chapman (45')
  • Domi (65')
  • McQueen (79')
National League South Tuesday 6th December, 2022

The Reds head into the fixture in the best possible fashion after their trip to the Draper Tools Community Stadium three days ago:

Callum Kealy put Worthing a goal up at the interval against automatic-promotion-chasing Havant & Waterlooville, before scoring a brace in the second period to gain a hat-trick and put the visitors in full control with 15 minutes remaining.

Mo Faal pulled a goal back in the 77th minute in an attempt to stage a late Hawks comeback, but two goals from Worthing substitute Mo Dabre all but sealed victory and an emphatic 5-1 win in Hampshire.

Meanwhile, visitors Ebbsfleet kept their promotion charge in full swing with a 2-0 home win against Slough Town.

Form

Worthing’s impressive weekend win helped push them up to fifth in the table on 35 points, having won nine and drawn eight of their opening 20 matches.

Ebbsfleet top the table on 45 points from their opening 18 matches, a point clear of second-placed Dartford with four games in hand, athough Saturday’s success over Slough stopped a run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions.

Last six:

03 Dec vs Slough Town (H) – Won 2-0
27th Nov vs Fleetwood Town (H) – Lost 0-1 (FA Cup second round)
19th Nov vs Eastbourne Borough (H) – Lost 0-1 (FA Trophy second round)
12th Nov vs Tonbridge Angels (H) – Lost 1-2
8th Nov vs Hampton & Richmond Borough (A) – Won 2-1
5th Nov vs FC Halifax Town (H) – Won 2-1

Recent meetings

The two clubs last met in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round in 2018, after wins against Faversham Town, Chelmsford City and Moneyfields had Reds fans dreaming of a first round appearance for the first time since 1999.

However the then two divisions higher Fleet were in no mood for an upset, running out 4-0 winners at the Kuflink Stadium before going on to lose in a replay to League Two Cheltenham in the next round.

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.

Away Supporters

Supporters of Ebbsfleet United must enter the ground via the North West turnstile situated on Woodside Road. Once in the ground there will be no segregation.

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

Love Your Hospital

The match is the perfect opportunity to supporters to drop off their donations for our visit to Worthing Hospital on December 14. As part of our ongoing relationship with Love Your Hospital we’re visiting the Bluefin Ward to drop of Christmas gifts for the patients.

Check out the full story for details on what items are suitable for donation.

Sponsor

Tonight’s match sponsor is Sussex Transport. If you are looking for a haulage company, lifting partner, or contract warehouse offering a dedicated, high quality, fully compliant transport and logistics operation then visit their website – sussextransport.com.

Huge thanks to Sussex Transport for their ongoing support.