The fixture is the Reds’ first in almost two weeks, after their scheduled match away to play-off-cashing rivals Farnborough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, meaning their last run-out was at home to Havant & Waterlooville:
Mo Faal put the visitors a goal up at half time with a strike inside the six-yard box in the 28th minute, but Reds substitute Davide Rodari equalised nine minutes into the second half to make the score 1-1.
With 10 minutes remaining, an Ibby Akanbi shot struck the arm of Havant’s Sam Magri, resulting in the referee pointing to the penalty spot.
Ollie Pearce stepped up from 12 yards and sent Teddy-Sharman Lowe the wrong way to put Worthing 2-1 up.
Five minutes later, a Hawks clearance fell to Kane Wills 25 yards out, who struck low and hard into the far corner to double Worthing’s advantage going into the closing stages of the match.
With time running out for Havant, Jake McCarthy volleyed the ball into Harrison Male’s net to halve the deficit and set up a nervy final few moments for Worthing, but they held out to secure a vital victory.
Meanwhile, visitors Concord last played two days ago, losing 1-0 away to Taunton Town on Tuesday evening.
Worthing remained in eighth place despite not playing at the weekend, staying on 63 points heading into the final six games of the campaign.
Meanwhile, visitors Concord are sat bottom of the table, on 31 points going into their final 10 fixtures:
Last six matches
04/04/23 – Taunton Town (A) – Lost 0-1
28/03/23 – Farnborough (A) – Lost 1-2
25/03/23 – Hemel Hempstead Town (A) – Lost 0-3
14/02/23 – Chelmsford City (H) – Lost 1-2
11/03/23 – Welling United (A) – Won 1-0
04/03/23 – Chippenham Town (A) – Drew 2-2
The two sides last met in the reverse fixture in September of last year in Essex:
A first half dominated by Worthing saw them go into the interval a goal up courtesy of an Ollie Pearce strike.
Concord came out in the second half a completely different side to the first, and equalised through Sean Theobolds on the hour mark, which shared the spoils on Canvey Island.
Ollie Pearce remains a doubt with a toe injury. The striker trained with the squad in the week but needs further assessment.
Lewis White is likely to be out for the remainder of the season with a grade two hamstring tear.
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.