The fixture comes eight days after the Reds’ last run-out, also at home to struggling Concord Rangers on Good Friday:
Worthing found themselves in full control at half time, leading 3-0 thanks to a brace from Ollie Pearce and a sublime curling effort from Ibby Akanbi.
The second half saw Akanbi double his tally for the afternoon, along with double-strikes from Davide Rodari and an own goal to earn Worthing a 7-0 victory – their biggest of the campaign thus far.
The Reds were also scheduled to face Cheshunt away on Easter Monday, but the fixture was postponed in the morning of the game due to a waterlogged pitch, with a new date yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, visitors Braintree most recently played four days ago, beating champions Ebbsfleet United by three goals to two at Cressing Road.
Despite their Monday postponement, Worthing still occupy the final playoff spot, in seventh place on 66 points heading into the final five fixtures.
Braintree sit in fifth place having played two games more than the Reds, on 70 points with three games remaining:
Last six matches:
10/04/23 – Ebbsfleet United (H) – Won 3-2
07/04/23 – St. Albans City (A) – Won 2-0
01/04/23 – Dover Athletic (H) – Lost 1-3
25/03/23 – Taunton Town (H) – Lost 0-2
18/03/23 – Hungerford Town (A) – Lost 1-2
14/03/23 – Hemel Hempstead Town (A) – Drew 1-1
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture in Essex back in mid-October last year:
Pearce put Worthing a goal up in the 11th minute, but Matt Rush equalised for Braintree seven later.
The game looked to be ending in a stalemate until three minutes from time, when the home side were awarded a penalty for a handball.
Alfie Matthews stepped up from 12 yards and converted to turn the game on its head, with Aarran Racine seeing red late on after an altercation with Rush.
After the Cheshunt postponement, Davide Rodari, Ollie Pearce and Kane Wills have all been able to recover from the injury niggles they sustained.
Cameron Tutt has also been back in training for the Reds this week after a long-term absence.
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.
The Fanzone will be open from midday. Additionally the front building will also be open and available for supporters to consume their drinks inside.