Worthing won at Bath City last time out, with goals from Ricky Aguiar and Jake Robinson securing a 2-0 win over the Romans at Twerton Park.
In a first half where Worthing dominated possession, they managed to fashion their chances into a goal right in the dying embers of the first half. Joel Colbran’s long diagonal ball found Aguiar who chested the ball down brilliantly before finishing past Matt Buse in cool and composed style.
Into the second half and Worthing’s subs were used to great effect with winger Bailey Smith coming on to provide an assist for the second goal. He danced passed his defender on the right flank before delivering a low cross which hit Robinson on its way into the back of the net.
The result lifted Worthing back up to 8th in the league table, sitting just one point off the playoffs.
Last time out in the FA Cup was also a 2-0 win against Bath City for the Reds. Danny Cashman’s brace secured the Rebels’ place in the First Round Proper for the first time since 1999.
Alfreton have been on an impressive run of late, losing just once in their last eleven matches across all competitions.
Their impressive run has seen the side climb to 5th in the Vanarama National League North standings.
Read more on the Reds here – https://worthingfc.com/2023/11/meet-the-opposition-alfreton-town/
28/10 – Farsley Celtic (H) – Won 2-0
24/10 – Hereford (H) – Won 3-1
21/10 – Gloucester City (A) – Lost 3-0
14/10 – Macclesfield (H) – Won 3-1 (FA Cup)
7/10 – Warrington Town (H) – Drew 1-1
30/9 – Emley AFC (H) – Won 1-0 (FA Cup)
Adam Hinshelwood has confirmed that Greg Luer has been back in training and is available for selection at Alfreton this weekend. Jesse Starkey has also returned to the squad after being away for last week’s game at Bath City.
Defender Cameron Tutt is also on his way back from the injury he suffered last month.
It has been confirmed that Captain Aarran Racine will miss the remainder of the season after it was confirmed that he has injured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Worthing FC in the First Round Proper
Worthing have reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup on just four occasions in their history. The first time was way back in 1936 when the side lost 4-3 away at Yeovil & Petters United.
The only time the Rebels have won at this stage in the competition was back in the 1982/83 season when they beat Dartford 2-1 at home.
The other two defeats in the first round came in 1994 against AFC Bournemouth, and most recently, Rotherham United in 1999.
Tickets can be purchased online, in advance at the link – https://ticketpass.org/event/EJCALR/fa-cup-1st-round-alfreton-town-vs-worthing-fc
Please ensure you purchase the correct ticket as Home and Away supporters will be segregated for this fixture.
- Adults – £15
- Concessions (Over 65s) – £10
- Concessions (age 16-21) / Students (On production of Student Card) – £10
- Disabled access + free of charge carer – £10
- 10-15 year old – £3
- Under 10 – Free
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day via cash or card.
Directions & Car Parking
Address: Impact Arena, North St, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Limited tickets remain available on the Worthing FC Supporters’ Association’s second coach to Alfreton. Be quick to secure your travel for just £35 – https://ticketpass.org/event/EEOIDQ/alfreton-town-coach-2
By Road: Leave the M1 at junction 28 and take the A38 towards Derby. After around two miles leave the A38 and take the B600 towards Alfreton. At the top of the slip road on leaving the A38 turn right along the B600 towards Alfreton Town Centre. After around half a mile you will see a Garage on your right and a modern looking church on your left. Turn left just after the church into North Street. The ground is down the bottom of this street on the right. For the away turnstiles then fans should continue past North Street and then take the next third left into Alma Street. The away fans entrance is down on the left just before the park.
There is a small car park at the ground in North Street, otherwise there is plenty of street parking.