Attention turns to the FA Cup this weekend after the Reds’ fantastic start to the league season, sitting second in the table after nine matches.
Hemel Hempstead were the visitors last time out as the Rebels drew for the first time this season.
Despite Worthing having the lion’s share of possession, Hemel took the lead shortly after the half-time break through Joe Iaciofano.
Hemel’s Arjanit Krasniqi was sent off in the 66th minute after a second bookable offence, pulling back Danny Cashman.
The Rebels made the extra man advantage count when Joel Colbran struck a stunner into the top right corner.
League and Sussex rivals Eastbourne Borough sit 16th in the Vanarama National League South after nine matches, with three wins in that time.
The Sports fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat away at Yeovil Town last time out, with former Rebel Jack Paxman scoring both of Boro’s goals.
19/8 – Bath City (H) – Lost 1-2
26/8 – Truro City (H) – Lost 0-1
28/8 – Chelmsford City (A) – Lost 1-0
2/9 – Weston-Super-Mare (H) – Won 2-1
6/9 – Havant & Waterlooville (A) – Won 1-2
9/9 – Yeovil Town (A) – Lost 3-2
The sides last met back in January when the Rebels ran out 0-2 winners at Priory Lane.
Liam Vincent netted on debut, after joining on loan from Portsmouth, before Ollie Pearce found the back of the net in the second half to secure all three points.
It was Eastbourne who ended the Reds’ FA Cup run last term, though, as the sides met in the Third Qualifying Round.
Lewis White curled the Reds a goal ahead in the 23rd minute, before Shiloh Remy equalised ten minutes later to take the sides into the break level.
Leone Gravata scored for Boro to turn the game on its head on the hour mark, which proved enough to take the visitors into the fourth round with a 2-1 win.
The Reds were involved in a friendly at Littlehampton Town in midweek which saw a whole host of players earn valuable minutes as they return from injury.
Danny Cashman was substituted during the match after going down hurt following a strong challenge, but the forward is fit and available for selection this weekend.
Supporters can purchase their tickets in advance of matchday for a significantly discounted price until midnight on Friday 15 September at the following rates:
- Adults: £13
- Concessions: £9 – Available to Over 65’s and Blue Light Card holders (ID will be required at the box office / turnstiles)
- Under 18’s & Students: £4 (ID will be required at the box office / turnstiles)
Tickets can still be purchased on the day of the game at the following rates:
- Adults: £18
- Concessions: £12 – Available to Over 65’s and Blue Light Card holders (ID will be required at the box office / turnstiles)
- Under 18’s & Students: £6 (ID will be required at the box office / turnstiles)
There is a good-sized car park at the ground which holds 400 cars, part of which is allocated to away supporters and is free of charge. As there is only one entrance/exit to the car park, then this can lead to a bit of a bottleneck at the end of the game.
Spectators are kindly requested to use the car parks provided and not to park in Priory Road, or the surrounding roads.