The fixture comes a week after the Reds’ first loss in the year 2023 away to Tonbridge Angels at Longmead Stadium:
Kane Wills scored his second goal in as many games in the 22nd minute to put Worthing a goal ahead at half time, but Tariq Hinds equalised for Tonbridge on the hour mark.
Joe Turner got the winner for the hosts 11 minutes from time to end Worthing’s unbeaten run which stretched back to mid-December of last year.
Meanwhile, visitors St Albans make the trip down from Hertfordshire having suffered a 3-0 defeat to Hungerford Town in midweek.
Worthing’s defeat at the weekend saw them drop to fifth in the table, remaining on 52 points from 30 games.
St Albans are one place beneath the Reds in sixth place, four points behind with a game-in-hand:
Last six matches
07/02/23 – Hungerford Town (A) – Lost 0-3
04/02/23 – Hampton & Richmond Borough (H) – Won 2-1
28/01/23 – Taunton Town (A) – Won 1-0
14/01/23 – Tonbridge Angels (H) – Lost 2-3
07/01/23 – Oxford City (H) – Lost 1-2
01/01/23 – Hemel Hempstead Town (H) – Won 2-1
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture at Clarence Park in September of last year:
The game remained goalless until, the 86th minute when Lewis White received a pass from Wills 25 yards from goal.
He turned and fired an unstoppable strike past a helpless goalkeeper to put the Reds a goal up, with all three points seemingly returning to Woodside Road.
However, Worthing’s victory was jeopardised when Callum Kealy upended Dawson inside the area, gifting St Albans a penalty with two minutes remaining.
Shaun Jeffers stepped up from 12 yards, but his effort was denied by Harrison Male who confirmed the victory for the Reds.
Joe Rye will miss Saturday’s clash with the Saints as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury that he picked up away at Dover.
It was announced that Swindon Town midfielder Mo Dabre had rejoined the club on loan this week and he will be in contention for a place in tomorrow’s matchday squad as he returns from a knee injury. Portsmouth loanee Liam Vincent is also back in selection contention along with defender Cameron Tutt giving Hinshelwood’s squad a boost going into tomorrow’s fixture.
Tickets are still available to purchase in advance online. You can also buy tickets on the day – the turnstiles will be open from 6pm and accept both cash and card payments.