The fixture comes four days after the Reds’s last journey to the county, facing Dover Athletic at the Perry’s Crabble Stadium on Tuesday evening:
Kane Wills put Worthing a goal up in the 11th minute with a fierce low drive from the edge of the area after Joel Colbran nodded into his path.
Ollie Pearce then doubled the lead in the 26th minute to make the score 2-0 at the interval, running through one on one before slotting past a helpless Stuart Nelson in the Dover goal.
In the 69th minute, Dover centre back Jake Goodman brought down Reece Meekums inside the box, resulting in an early bath for the defender and a penalty to Worthing.
Callum Kealy stepped up and buried the ball from 12 yards to seal the win for Reds and ensure an unbeaten month of January.
Meanwhile, host Tonbridge Angels last played on Saturday, drawing 0-0 at home to Braintree Town.
The midweek victory means Worthing climbed to fourth in the table, leapfrogging Oxford City with a game in hand.
The result put the Reds past the 50-point mark, on 52 points from 29 games.
Tonbridge currently occupy 10th position in the league on 41 points from the same number of fixtures, and only four adrift of the playoff places having only lost one of their previous six matches in all competitions:
Last six matches
28/01/23 – Braintree Town (H) – Drew 0-0
24/01/23 – Dover Athletic (H) – Won 4-0
14/01/23 – St. Albans City (A) – Won 3-2
10/01/23 – Faversham Town (Friendly) – Won 2-0
07/01/23 – Slough Town (H) – Drew 3-3
01/01/23 – Welling United (A) – Lost 1-2
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture at the Crucial Environmental Stadium back in November in a five-goal thriller:
James Beresford opened the scoring for Worthing in the third minute, before Devonte Arnasibia levelled the scoring 10 minutes later.
The deadlock only lasted four minutes, however, as Callum Kealy put the Reds 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.
The Reds will be without young centre back, Joe Rye for their trip to Kent this weekend. The defender was substituted at halftime on Tuesday night after sustaining a hamstring injury in the first half. Initial signs suggest that Rye will be out of action for around two weeks.
Cameron Tutt and Liam Vincent are both closer to making returns to the squad but the trip to Kent this weekend may be a little too soon for both players to feature.
Worn both shirts
Former Worthing winger Dajon Golding recently joined the Angels earlier this season, after another brief spell with Cheshunt.
He joined the Reds in March of 2020 and was part of the promotion-winning squad last campaign, scoring eight goals across all competitions in the process.
The winger-come-striker is currently at Cray Wanderers in the Isthmian Premier League.
Goalkeeper Anthony Di Bernardo also played for either club, and is now currently in between the sticks for Crowborough Athletic.
Tickets for the match can be purchased either on the gate on match day or online via Tonbridge’s website.
Cash/Card payments are also welcome on the turnstiles which are open from 12.30pm.
Adult – £15
Concession – £12
Youth (12-17) – £6
Under 12s – Free
The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3JF
Sat Navs – Please search Tonbridge Angels FC, keep heading straight on Darenth Avenue and enter the Car Park.
There is a large free car park, which makes attending games using a car convenient.
Directions from the north, heading southbound, (M25 and A21)
At junction 5 take right-hand lanes to continue to forward onto the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks, Hastings).
After approximately five miles, branch left, then at roundabout take the second exit onto London Road (signposted Hildenborough, B245).
After about another four miles, and having driven through Hildenborough, turn left onto Dry Hill Park Road (signposted Shipbourne).
At roundabout take the first exit (left) onto A227 (Shipbourne Road, signposted Shipbourne).
At next roundabout turn left onto Darenth Avenue (first exit, left) and signposted Tonbridge Farm Sportsground.
Go down the hill on Darenth Avenue and you will come to the entrance to the car park (gates).
You will see the football ground in front of you (white building).
The car park is large and free of charge.
Tonbridge Railway Station (Southeastern) benefits from an excellent train service and is at the junction of four routes, which makes it accessible from most parts of the UK.
The usual timetable serves places along the following routes, with website for train times and tickets http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
London and Sevenoaks four trains an hour (Please note that on weekday evenings for midweek games the last Southeastern train to London departs Tonbridge at 23:20.)
Ashford for connections to/from the Kent Coast two trains an hour
Tunbridge Wells and Hastings two trains an hour
Usually a change at Paddock Wood is required for Maidstone, Strood and connections to/from North Kent two trains an hour
Redhill (train operator, Southern) one train an hour with connections to/from Gatwick Airport and Sussex Coast, and Thameslink services.
The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium is approximately a mile and a half (45/50 minutes’ walk) from the station.
There is a taxi rank at the station (turn right on exit). A cab ride is about 10 minutes. Castle Cars 01732363637
Directions on foot from the railway station
Turn left outside the station and walk the length of the High Street, continuing in this direction passing Bordyke (traffic lights) until reaching Tonbridge School (on the left). Cross the road at pedestrian crossing near the school entrance and proceed in the same direction, going straight ahead towards Shipbourne Road (this road starts at a set of traffic lights).
Ignore the branch to the left (London Road) and walk for approximately 10 minutes up Shipbourne Road, until reaching a mini-roundabout (junction with Dry Hill Park Road to the left and Yardley Park Road to the right).
Cross the mini-roundabout and return to the other side of the road. Continue in the same direction (towards North Tonbridge) for a few more minutes, then take the second turning left into Welland Road (just passed the Royal Oak pub).
Go down the steep hill on Welland Road and at the bottom, turn right into Long Mead Way. Stay on this road, (about half way along it bends to the left then right, before straightening out again). At the end of Long Mead Way you will come to a junction with Darenth Avenue. The entrance to the stadium is on the left (will see the gates and large car park). Head along the path through the middle towards the white buildings. The turnstiles are on the left-hand side of the clubhouse.
Buses Nos 208, 218, 219 and 222 serve ” Cage Green, The Pinnacles” which is the nearest stop to the ground with combined frequencies from the station and town centre approximately every 15 minutes. A short walk from The Pinnacles bus stop down the hill (Darenth Avenue) will bring you to the ground – proceed through the car park and you will come to the turnstiles.
Times of Services can be obtained by clicking here. The stop nearest to Tonbridge Station – one minute walk – is referred to as “Quarry Hill Parade”.
The bus stop at the station can be found by exiting by the main entrance through the Ticket Hall and turning right and is located immediately outside Lidl’s supermarket on Quarry Hill Parade.
Service 219 after leaving ‘The Pinnacles’ makes its next stop in Darenth Avenue marginally closer to the ground.
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Enjoy your visit!