National League South Sat 16 March Hardenhuish Park
  • Amadi-Holloway (22')
  • McClure (49')
  • Williams (61')
  • Pearce (74')

Worthing suffered back-to-back league defeats for just the third time this season in their recent home matches against Taunton and Farnborough, bringing an unwanted record of just one win in five for the Rebels.

The midweek clash against Farnborough was an eventful one, with the Rebels coming up just short in a five-goal thriller. The Rebels created a huge amount of chances, hitting the woodwork four times on the night, but their two goals weren’t enough to get anything from the match.

After going behind midway through the first half, Joe Felix got his side back on level terms on 42 minutes. But, the Rebels were masters of their own downfall before half time as they were caught out in possession at the back, allowing the Yellows to regain their lead before the interval.

The Rebels’ challenge became even more difficult just ten minutes into the second period as Farnborough extended their lead. 19-year-old Brad Dolaghan got his side back in the contest with some 20 minutes left as he remained calm and composed to net his first Worthing goal. But, the Rebels couldn’t find a way through for the equaliser, despite hitting the bar twice more.

Worthing remain third in the league table on 65 points with eight games remaining.


The Opposition

Chippenham come into this one off the back of an impressive midweek win over league leaders Yeovil Town.

The Bluebirds currently occupy 13th place in the table, with 48 points from 37 matches this season.

12/3 – Yeovil Town (A) – Won 1-3
9/3 – Hampton and Richmond Borough (A) – Lost 2-1
5/3 – Weston-super-Mare (H) – Lost 0-1
24/2 – Dover Athletic (H) – Won 2-1
17/2 – Slough Town (A) – Drew 2-2
13/2 – Dartford (A) – Won 0-1


Previous Meetings

The very first encounter between the two sides was back in October 1999 when the teams faced off in the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round. The match was drawn 1-1 at Hardenhuish Park, but the Rebels won the replay 3-1 a few days later at Woodside Road.

More recently, the sides faced each other in the reverse fixture this season when the Rebels were 3-1 winners thanks to a hattrick from Ollie Pearce back in December.


Worn Both Shirts

Mo Dabre, who spent a large portion of last season on loan with the Rebels, has previously played at Chippenham, spending the end of the 2021/22 season with the Bluebirds.

Mo Dabre in action with the Rebels.

The young midfielder made 18 league appearances for the Rebels last term, scoring five times. One of those goals came in their 1-1 draw at Hardenhuish Park last season, but Dabre was also sent off inside an eventful first 30 minutes!


Team News

Greg Luer and Reuben Livesey Austin are both doubts heading into the clash with the Bluebirds. The pair were both forced off early in the midweek clash with Farnborough.


Supporter Information

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Travel Guide


Tickets are only available to purchase at the turnstiles. There is no way to purchase tickets in advance.

  • Adults: £15
  • Senior Citizens*£11
  • Junior (16-18): £5
  • Child (5-15)**: £3

*Also, Students with a student card and serving Armed Forces personnel with an ID card.

**U16’s FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.


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