The Rebels were involved in a dramatic 4-4 draw last time out when they played host to St Albans City.
Worthing found themselves two goals down inside ten minutes, but goals from Kane Wills and two from Ollie Pearce helped the Rebels come from behind to lead going into the break in a dramatic first half.
The Reds were pegged back midway through the second half but Ricky Aguiar soon fired them back in front.
As they looked to be holding on for victory, it was former Rebel Ibby Akanbi who equalised at the death to come back to haunt his former club to earn a point for his new side.
Despite the late disappointment, the one point they gained helped them climb one place in the standings to 6th ahead of the visit of the Stones this weekend.
The Stones are currently flying high in the league table, sitting in second place with 39 points from 21 matches. They’re fourth in the form table, having picked up 12 points in their last six matches.
They were most recently knocked out of the FA Trophy at the hands of National League side Barnet who beat them 4-0 at The Hive. They have managed an impressive run in the FA Cup, though. Now the lowest-ranked side in the competition after a Second Round win against League Two side Barrow – a Third Round tie at home to Stevenage awaits.
Find out more on the Stones in this week’s ‘Meet the Opposition’ – Maidstone United
9/12 – Barnet (A) – Lost 4-0 (FA Trophy)
5/12 – Truro City (H) – Won 2-1
2/12 – Barrow (H) – Won 2-1 (FA Cup)
28/11 – Havant & Waterlooville (H) – Won 3-1
25/11 – St Albans City (A) – Lost 3-2
20/11 – Chelmsford City (A) – Won 0-1
Worn Both Shirts
A familiar face will return to Worthing this weekend as former Rebel, Lucas Covolan will line up in between the sticks for the Stones on Saturday.
Covolan made 66 appearances for the Rebels between 2017-2019 and was a fan-favourite at Woodside Road during that time.
He moved on to then-National League side Torquay United in 2019 before moving to Port Vale in League Two a couple of years later. Covolan joined Maidstone at the start of the season and has helped the Stones to have the joint-second-best defensive record in the league this term.
Joan Luque is another who has played for both clubs, being a member of Maidstone’s National League South championship-
winning side two seasons ago. The Spaniard scored 20 goals for the Stones that season as they clinched the title.
Worthing were beaten comfortably in the reverse fixture by Maidstone who were 4-0 winners at Gallagher Stadium back in September.
Last term, the sides were paired against each other in the Second Round of the FA Trophy. Then-National League outfit Maidstone were 2-0 winners on that occasion.
Defender Glen Rea informed the club of his decision to take a break from football earlier this week which rules him out of action for the foreseeable future. Cameron Tutt, meanwhile, has joined Whitehawk on dual registration terms for the next month and is available to play for the Hawks in their Isthmian Premier Division encounter against Carshalton Athletic on the weekend.
On incomings, defender Udoka Chima signed for the Rebels last week and is available to feature against Maidstone United tomorrow afternoon.
Michael Klass has now served his three-match suspension and is back available this weekend, while Jake Robinson could feature as he returns from a hamstring injury.
Happy hour at the Stand Bar will run between 12pm – 1.30pm and 5pm – 6pm once again this weekend. However, there is a function booked from 6pm.
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Between the times noted above, all drinks on draught will be available for just £4 per pint. Enjoy the EFL Championship clash between East-Anglian rivals Ipswich vs Norwich City at 12.30pm on the TV screens at the stand bar, with the Premier League encounter between Burnley and Everton on from 5.30pm.
Please Drink Responsibly.
St Barnabas House is our charity partner for this weekend’s match. Look out for the St Barnabas House team to find out more about the charity, their Christmas appeal, and to donate whatever you can.
We look forward to welcoming match sponsor Flooring Products Direct on Saturday. Check out https://www.flooringproductsdirect.net/ for all of your flooring needs.
Adults – £16
Concessions – £12
Ages 12-16 – £6
Ages 6-12 – £3
Under 6 – Free
Tickets can be purchased online here – https://tktp.as/EHLNUC
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day at the gate via cash or card.
1 Adults + 1 Child (6-12) – £17
1 Adults + 2 Child (6-12) – £18
2 Adults + 2 Child (under 16) – £36
As noted above, we strongly advise supporters to purchase tickets online, in advance.
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.