Preview: Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Worthing, 01/01/23

Worthing Football Club play their first match of 2023 tomorrow afternoon, taking a trip up to London to face Hampton & Richmond Borough at the Beveree Stadium on New Year's Day.

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National League South Sunday 1st January, 2023

The Reds go into the fixture having gained four of a possible six points over the Christmas period, most recently facing Bath City on Thursday:

After a goalless first half, Ollie Pearce fired a free-kick on the edge of the area straight into the Bath wall, but the ball rebounded back to the striker who shot home to put Worthing 1-0 up 10 minutes into the second period.

The lead would only last three minutes though, before Bath debutant Sonny Cox scored a brace to turn the game on its head with 25 left on the clock.

With Worthing looking likely to receive only their second away league loss of the season, substitute Ollie Starkey equalised deep into injury time to rescue a deserved point on the road and ensure the Reds enter the new year in the playoff places.

Form

Starkey’s last-minute equaliser saw Worthing climb to seventh in the playoff places, level on points with Eastbourne Borough and St Albans City in sixth and fifth respectively.

Meanwhile, hosts Hampton & Richmond Borough currently sit out of the bottom four by two places on goal difference, but have played two games less than Cheshunt who occupy the final relegation spot.

Last Six

Mon 26th December – Worthing (A) – Lost 4-3
Sat 3rd December – Farnborough (A) – Drew 2-2
Sat 26th November – Dover Athletic (H) – Lost 0-2
Sat 19th November – Farnborough (H) (FA Trophy) – Lost 0-1
Sat 12th November – Chelmsford City (A) – Won 2-0
Sat 5th November – Dulwich Hamlet (A) – Lost 2-3

Recent meetings

The two sides last met just six days ago on Boxing Day:

Worthing welcomed Hampton & Richmond to the Crucial Environmental Stadium and went a goal up inside the first minute through Ibby Akanbi, but two goals in the space of four minutes from Hampton striker Liam Vincent turned the game on its head in the sixth.

Callum Kealy equalised for the Reds three minutes into the second period, before Akanbi got his second and Worthing’s third in the 66th.

Vincent converted a penalty in the 81st minute to make the score 3-3, but with the game looking likely to be ending a stalemate, Ollie Pearce fired home just before injury time to settle the clash in Worthing’s favour.

Team News

James Beresford, Moe Shubbar and Conrad Honore all missed out on the last two fixtures through illness but boss Adam Hinshelwood will be hoping to have them available for the trip to the Beveree Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Worn both shirts

Striker Reiss Stanislaus played for Hampton & Richmond Borough in the 2013/14 season, before joining Worthing in the 2016/17 after a spell with Molesey.

The 34-year-old played 19 appearances and bagged six goals for the Reds’ in their first season back in the Isthmian Premier League, where they would finish 14th in the final standings.

Supporter Information

Ticket Information

Adults £15
Concessions* £11
Youth (13-17) £5
Junior (5-12) £3
under 5s enter free

*Concession tickets are available to OAP or full time student with identification.
Our standard ticket prices are subject to change for cup fixtures and other matches outside our scheduled league fixtures.

We do not normally charge for seating, we have around 650 general seating places available in 3 locations, these are available on first come basis.

Advance ticket purchases
Tickets are also available to purchase online.
Online purchased tickets will be sent to you by e-mail and each ticket holder will need to present their ticket on admission for scanning, this can be printed, shown on a phone or tablet or can add them to your virtual wallet.

Adults £14
Concessions* £10
Youth (13-17) £5
Junior (5-12) £3
under 5s enter free and do not need an advanced ticket

Visit online ticket store to purchase matchday admission.

Directions

By car
Follow the A3 southbound, and exit onto the A243 (…signposted Sandown Park, Esher, Staines). At the Scilly Isles roundabout, follow the A309 (Hampton Court), crossing over the Thames, with Hampton Court Palace on your right. Turn left onto the A308 towards Staines and follow this for a mile, and then take the second right into Thames Street. Then turn immediately left into Station Road, and Beaver Close is on your right hand side.

By train
The nearest station is Hampton (London), not to be confused with nearby Hampton Wick, or Hampton Court stations. Hampton is on the London Waterloo to Shepperton line, and is served by South Western Railway twice hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. The journey from London Waterloo takes roughly forty minutes.

If coming from London, exit Hampton Station from the platform your train alights at. Turn left and continue following the road as it passes the village green to the right, then the Worlds End Public House to the left. The stadium is on the left-hand side in Beaver Close, just past the old police station building. To plan your journey or check if engineering work will affect your travel please visit South Western Railways website.

We are also accessible via the more frequently served stations of Richmond and Kingston.

Richmond can be reached via the District Line, Overground, and South Western Railway. We can then be reached by taking an R68 or R70 bus from outside Richmond station.

Kingston is more frequently served by South Western Railway from Waterloo, including via Wimbledon. A 111 or 216 bus will then bring you to the ground.

By bus
The following bus routes serve the local area, for more information on the route click the bus number, or to plan your journey visit the Transport for London journey planner
111 – Kingston to Heathrow Central
216 – Kingston to Staines
R68 – Kew Retail Park to Hampton Court

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