National League South Sat 24 February Sussex Transport Community Stadium
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The Rebels’ unbeaten run came to an end in midweek as they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Welling United.

Anthony Grant gave the home side the advantage late in the first half before his namesake Reece doubled the lead just before the hour mark following another incisive counter-attack.

Worthing rallied and reduced the arrears thanks to Ollie Pearce’s inevitable goal from the penalty spot but despite huffing and puffing in the remaining minutes were unable to force an equaliser and were caught out twice in stoppage time as former Rebel Sonny Fish bagged a brace.

The Rebels maintain their second-place position in the league table but the gap to third place has been narrowed to two points after Chelmsford City recorded a 4-1 win over Hemel Hempstead.

This weekend, Pearce can equal Worthing’s club record for goals scored in the most consecutive matches. Pearce netted for the tenth match in succession on Tuesday night, the existing record stands at 11, a record held by both Vic Humphreys (1933-34) and Bill Wren across two seasons (1937-38 & 1938-39).


The Opposition

The Iron have been in and around the play-off places all season and currently occupy 7th spot in the league table. The Essex side have been on a remarkable run as of late, unbeaten in seven, winning six of those matches and winning their last five on the trot.

Equally as impressive, the Iron have kept four successive clean sheets and have won all three of their last matches by one goal to nil. They boast the second-best defensive record in the division, behind only their Essex rivals Chelmsford City.

20/2 – Tonbridge Angels (H) – Won 1-0
17/2 – Torquay United (H) – Won 1-0
10/2 – Chippenham Town (A) – Won 0-1
3/2 – Dover Athletic (H) – Won 3-0
27/1 – Truro City (A) – Won 1-2
23/1 – Maidstone United (A) – Drew 1-1

Meet the Opposition


Previous Meetings

In the reverse fixture this season, Braintree were comfortable 4-0 winners at their Cressing Road ground. The Iron also won when the sides faced off in Essex last season, but Worthing came out on top in the league meeting at Woodside back in April.

Last season was the only meeting between the sides when they faced off in the Play-Off Eliminator, when goals from Davide Rodari and an own goal sent the Rebels through to the Semi Final.

We’ve Got Previous


Team News

Joel Colbran (one match) and Reuben Livesey-Austin (three matches) will both be serving their suspensions on Saturday.

Tommy Willard has been given some positive news regarding his hamstring injury, with the winger now expected to be out for between 2-4 weeks rather than the 6 that he was originally expecting.

Greg Luer made his return to action as a substitute on Tuesday night following a groin problem and is available to be selected on Saturday along with Joe Rye who missed Tuesday’s match with a dead leg.

Adam Hinshelwood hopes to see Nicky Wheeler back in training next week with the hope of having him available for minutes over next week’s run of fixtures.


Supporter Information

Happy hour will take place for home fans and will run between 12.30pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm once again this weekend.

Between the times noted above, all drinks on draught will be available for just £4 per pint. Enjoy the live EFL Championship and Premier League matches on the TV screens at the Stand Bar.

Please Drink Responsibly.


Admission Prices

Adults – £16
Concessions – £12
Ages 12-16 – £6
Ages 6-12 – £3
Under 6 – Free

Tickets can be purchased online:



Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day at the gate via cash or card.

Group Prices

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.


How to Follow

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