Worthing earned a point on their travels to Taunton last time out, with Greg Luer scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw.
It was a low key affair with the Rebels certainly not at their best, but they found themselves in front with some 20 minutes remaining in the contest. Kane Wills’ corner found Luer at the front post whose flicked header looped in at the far post to break the deadlock.
It looked like Worthing would hold on to take home all three points but for Ryan Morgan’s strike from 25 yards which took a deflection and sailed into the top right corner to level things up late on.
There were ugly scenes after full time which saw Michael Klass receive a red card for the Rebels, with Nat Jarvis saw red for the Peacocks.
The result keeps Worthing in the playoff places in the National League South, still sitting 7th, with 30 points from 18 games.
Littlehampton suffered a heavy defeat on the weekend. Losing by five goals to one at home to Sevenoaks Town in the Isthmian South East Division.
The Marigolds are just one place above the relegation spots in their division, having picked up just two wins in their opening ten matches in the league.
They defeated Seaford Town in the previous round of the Sussex Transport Senior Cup, with Dion Jarvis’ goal enough to secure a 1-0 win.
Young Rebels: Finlay Chadwick, Brad Dolaghan and Ollie Starkey have been on loan with the Marigolds this year, all gaining valuable minutes at senior level.
Along with the trio of young Rebels on loan with the Marigolds. Tonight’s match with also see the return of Nodirbek Bobomurodov to the Sussex Transport Community Stadium.
The winger joined the Rebels following a successful trail period last summer but struggled for first team opportunities, making just five league appearances before moving on to join Kingstonian.
Tonight is the first competitive meeting between the two sides since the 1997/98 season when they met in the Fourth Round of the same competition. The Rebels won the contest 2-0 on that occasion.
Most recently, the sides met in a friendly earlier this season to provide valuable playing minutes for both squads for players returning from injuries. The Rebels ran out 2-1 winners at The Sportsfield.
Jake Robinson is again unlikely to feature for the Rebels as he still recovers from a slight hamstring strain.
Maxwell Bartlett returned to training for the Rebels last week and could feature in the clash against the Marigolds.
Glen Rea is edging closer to a return but won’t be fit for tonight’s cup encounter, nor Saturday’s match against Chippenham Town.
Kick-off at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium is at 7.45pm, while gates open at 5.45pm.
Ticket prices have been slashed for our cup match against the Marigolds. You can purchase in advance at the link – https://ticketpass.org/event/ECAJUX/worthing-fc-v-littlehampton-town
Adults – £8
Concessions – £6
Ages 6-16 – £3
Under 6 – Free
Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket at the gate via cash or card.
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.
How to Follow
If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s official Twitter account.
Unfortunately, there will be no live commentary on Rebel Yell this evening with Peter feeling unwell and therefore unable to make tonight’s match.
We’d like to wish Pete a speedy recovery!