Worthing come into the fixture off the back of a heavy league defeat at Maidstone United last weekend.
Goals from Sol Wanjau-Smith, Live Amantchi (2) and Razzaq Coleman De-Graft helped the Stones to a 4-0 win at Gallagher Stadium, while Odei Martin Sorondo was sent off for the Rebels to mark a day to forget in Kent.
Despite the defeat, Worthing remain in the play-off places in 5th in the Vanarama National League South, just two points behind Bath City who occupy top spot after ten games.
The Reds earned their place in the Third Round Qualifying with a 1-0 win at Eastbourne Borough.
Jake Robinson bagged his first goal in his first start in 13 months following his ACL injury to give the Reds the lead. But the Rebels had their keeper, Roco Rees to thank for his heroics between the sticks to keep a clean sheet to advance through to the next round.
The visitors, Whitehawk of the Isthmian League Premier Division similarly faced a trip to Kent last time out, earning a point with a 1-1 draw at Folkstone Invicta.
The Hawks are 11th in the league table after 7 games, but sit just two points away from the play-off places with games-in-hand over teams around them.
Whitehawk had a comfortable win in the last round of the FA Cup as they breezed past Redhill.
23/9 – Folkstone Invicta (A) – Drew 1-1
16/9 – Redhill (H) – Won 4-0 (FA Cup)
9/9 – Canvey Island (A) – Won 1-2
5/9 – Sevenoaks Town (H) – Won 2-1 (FA Cup)
2/9 – Sevenoaks Town (A) – Drew 0-0 (FA Cup)
28/8 – Horsham (H) – Won 3-1
The last competitive meeting between the two sides was back in March 2019 when the Rebels won 2-0 at Woodside Road thanks to goals from Daniel Ajiboye and Callum Kealy.
Worthing completed a league double over the Hawks that season, winning the reverse fixture 2-1 at The Enclosed Ground.
One notable absentee this weekend will be Reece Meekums who completed his dual registration with Horsham this week. He has been cleared to play in cup competitions for the Hornets and is set to make his debut for them in the FA Cup this weekend.
Odei Martin Sorondo is also unavailable for the Reds’ FA Cup match on Saturday as he has travelled back to Spain for a family wedding.
Aston Villa vs Brighton will be shown live in the Stand Bar before the game and we’re offering all pints on draught for just £4 between 12:00 – 13:30 on matchday.
Get down to the Sussex Transport Community Stadium early this Saturday to make the most of the offer!
Please drink responsibly.
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.
*Please not that as this is an Emirates FA Cup fixture, season tickets do not apply and a match ticket will need to be bought to be permitted entry into the ground.
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.