Back-to-back away wins in the last seven days at Torquay United and Slough Town means Adam Hinshelwood’s men are the early pace setters in National League South, alongside another newly promoted side, Weston-super-Mare.
The Essex-based outfit are currently on a steep upward trajectory having achieved back-to-back promotions.
After winning the Isthmian League North Division in 2021/22 they defied the odds last season, securing promotion at the first attempt by winning the Premier Division play-offs, defeating Honchurch 1-0 in the final.
The early signs show they’re not slowing down either having won two of their opening three National League South fixtures.
Manager Danny Scopes has been his post since November 2021, winning promotion in both his seasons at the club.
The former Concord Rangers manager guided the Beachboys to the FA Trophy final in 2020, losing 1-0 to Harrogate Town at Wembley. Odei Martin Sorondo was in the Rangers side that day.
Scopes had to face losing last season’s top scorer George Sykes to Bishops Stortford in the summer and suffered a further blow when replacement Harry Lodovica, signed from Chelmsford City, was offered a deal by Scottish Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle just weeks later.
5/8 – Chippenham Town (a) – Lost 1-0
12/8 – Taunton Town (h) – Won 4-1
14/8 – Eastbourne Borough (h) – Won 2-0
The two clubs don’t have much of a recent history. You have to go back to the 1990/91 season for the last meetings, during which both were competing in the Isthmian League Division 1.
The Millers ran out comprehensive winners on both occasions that season, 4-0 (home) and 5-1 (away).
Hinshelwood has stuck with the same starting eleven for the previous two wins on the road, opting for Greg Luer as the lone focal point in attack and the impact of Ollie Pearce, Reece Meekums and Joan Luque off the bench.
That approach has paid dividends, securing the emphatic wins over Torquay United and Slough Town, however it remains to be seen if the Worthing boss adapts his approach has his side return to home soil, where games are notoriously tighter.
Hinshelwood confirmed a training group consisting of Kane Wills, Cameron Tutt and Reuben Livesey Austin has been stepping up it’s rehabilitation from various injuries that have prevented them from being involved in the matchday squad so far this season. However, it’s still unlikely any will feature tomorrow.
Kick-off at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium is 3pm, while gates open at 12pm. Supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid long queues. The Stand Bar, Kitchen and Kiosk open at 12pm, with the Fanzone open from 1pm.
Adults – £16
Concessions – £12
Ages 12-16 – £6
Ages 6-12 – £3
Under 6 – Free
1 Adults + 1 Child (6-12) – £17
1 Adults + 2 Child (6-12) – £18
2 Adults + 2 Child (under 16) – £36
Tickets are available to purchase online in advance here. Alternatively, cash and card are accepted on the gate.
The ground is situated in the heart of a residential area and parking is severely restricted on matchdays. We ask supporters to travel together and use public transport where possible. If travelling by car please respect our neighbours by parking considerately.