The fixture comes four days after the Reds progressed to the semi-finals of the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday evening.
Crowborough Athletic of the Southern Combination Premier League travelled to the Crucial Environmental Stadium and went two goals in front before the Rebels scored six goals in 35 minutes, including four from striker Ibby Akanbi, to secure their place in the last four.
The hosts meanwhile have been on a fine run of form – undefeated in 2023 so far, with six wins in their eight games since the turn of the year. It’s a run which has seen them climb to fourth in the league table.
Worthing’s most recent league outing saw them finish on the wrong end of a nine-goal thriller, losing 5-4 to St. Albans City at the Crucial Environmental Stadium.
The Reds remained in fifth place despite the defeat, on 52 points from 31 games.
Hosts Oxford are a place ahead in fourth, on 55 points having played a game more:
Last six matches
11/02/23 – Welling United (H) – Won 3-0
04/02/23 – Hungerford Town (A) – Won 3-1
28/01/23 – Weymouth (H) – Won 3-1
21/01/23 – Concord Rangers – Won 2-1
14/01/23 – Hampton & Richmond Borough – Drew 1-1
07/01/23 – St Albans City – Won 2-1
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture at Woodside Road in mid-November:
Callum Kealy scored the only goal of the game in the 63rd minute to give Worthing all three points.
Adam Hinshelwood’s squad will be boosted this weekend with the news that Joe Rye is back available for selection following his hamstring injury. There’s positive news also concerning Cameron Tutt who has been back in full training with the squad.
- Adults – £13 (£15 on the gate)
- Over 65 & NHS Key Workers – £8 (£10 on the gate)
- Students & U18’s – FREE
Address: Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0NQ.
By Road: From the South: Leave the M40 at Junction 8 and take the A40 towards Oxford. Follow the A40 for seven miles and then leave and take the slip road signposted Marston and Hospital. At the top of the slip road turn left towards City Centre and Marston. You are now on Marsh Lane, the entrance to the stadium is just down on the left. There are two car parks on site that can be used by all supporters visiting Marsh Lane. The Main Car Park is located outside the Community Arena and the external 3G pitch. To reach this car park, turn left immediately when you turn into the site and follow the road until you reach the car park. If this car park is full, you can park in the car park that is located at the entrance to the site. Once you turn off the main road into the site, you will be able to see this directly in front of you.
By Rail: Oxford Railway Station is four miles away from the stadium, so it is really too far to walk. So best to jump in a taxi up to the ground.
Alternatively, you can catch the number 14A bus (which is hourly, daytime only) direct from the station from bus stop 4 to the ground (Stop: Marston, adjacent Horseman Close). Or, there is a more frequent bus service number 14 daytime and evening services from the station or the city centre to Cherwell Drive, which is a 10 minute walk from the ground. (Stop: Marston, adjacent Ewin Close). See the Stagecoach website for timetable information. You can also buy a ‘PlusBus’ ticket which allows an adult unlimited bus travel in Oxford for one day. This costs £4 per adult or £2 per child. Also, if you are catching the 14A after the game double check you are standing on the correct side of the road as it heads north before turning off.