The fixture comes after the Reds put an end to a three-match winless streak when Dulwich Hamlet visited Woodside on Tuesday evening:
The Reds got off to the best possible start in the fifth minute, when Josh Chambers put them a goal up.
The lead was doubled when Chambers was upended inside the Dulwich penalty area, before Ollie Pearce scored from 12 yards to score Worthing’s second and his 99th in a Worthing shirt.
On the stroke of half time, Reece Meekums made it 3-0 to put the Reds in full control at the interval.
Joel Colbran got in on the scoring act on the hour mark to make it 4-0, before Meekums doubled his tally for the evening in the 73rd.
Three minutes from time, Pearce rounded off the perfect evening for Worthing, confirming a 6-0 victory and making a century of goals for the club in just 179 appearances.
Meanwhile, visitors Hungerford were also victorious in midweek, winning 1-0 away to Cheshunt.
Worthing returned to fifth place in the table with their thumping of Dulwich, on 55 points from 33 games.
Hungerford’s win on Tuesday at Cheshunt saw them move to 22nd in the table, on 27 points from 31 games, just one point from safety:
Last six matches:
21/02/23 – Cheshunt (A) – Won 1-0
18/02/23 – Hemel Hempstead Town – Won 3-0
11/02/23 – Farsley Celtic (FA Trophy Fifth Round) (H) – Lost 2-3
07/02/23 – St Albans City (H) – Won 3-0
04/02/23 – Oxford City (H) – Lost 1-3
31/01/23 – Chelmsford City (H) – Drew 1-1
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture in Hampshire in early November of last year, with the score ending goalless.
There are no new injury concerns for Adam Hinshelwood ahead of the meeting with the Crusaders on Saturday. Defender Cameron Tutt returned to the squad in midweek after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury and could make his first appearance since Boxing Day.
Worn both shirts
Former Worthing winger Nodirbek Bobomurodov previously had spells with both clubs, having signed midway through last season for Hungerford before joining the Reds back in June.
Worthing Food Foundation will be running a food collection at the ground, taking donations of food as well as financial contributions.
The following is a list of items they’ll be accepting:
- tinned meat
- tinned meals
- tinned veg
- long-life juice/milk
- tinned puddings
- tinned tomatoes
- pot noodles
Any donations will be greatly appreciated.