National League South Tue 9 April Princes Park Stadium
  • Coulson (27')
  • Dolaghan (49')
  • Wills (70')

The weekend’s win is still very much fresh in the memory as the Rebels were party poopers at Huish Park. Yeovil Town knew that a win would secure them the league title and with it, promotion back to the National League, but Aarran Racine’s side had other ideas.

After weathering an early Glovers storm, the Rebels made the breakthrough on 15 minutes from the penalty spot. Ollie Pearce was fouled as he entered the area and he stepped up to take the penalty himself which he dispatched, sending keeper Joe Day the wrong way.

After getting through the majority of a nervy first half unscathed, the Rebels doubled their advantage just before the break. The energetic Joe Felix was unleashed down the right flank and he capitalised on a mistake at the back to win the ball back high up the pitch. He laid 19-year-old Brad Dolaghan on a plate for the youngster’s third goal in two games.

Just five minutes into the second half, it seemed that there may have been a resurgence from the hosts when half time substitute Rhys Murphy was brought down in the box by Kane Wills. Like Pearce for Worthing, Murphy stepped up himself after being fouled but saw his penalty denied by a stunning save from Ollie Wright.

The Glovers got a goal back on 83 minutes to set up a tense finish when Alex Fisher headed in and in added time, Murphy thought he’d levelled it but the assistant referee’s flag was raised for offside! The Rebels went up the other end and Danny Cashman teed up Pearce who found the top right corner with the last kick of the game to seal a remarkable victory.

The result means that Worthing now need just one point to secure their place in the play-offs, while they can close the gap to second place to just two points with a victory against Dartford tonight.


The Opposition

At the other end of the table, the Darts are very much alive in their fight for survival. They are one point behind Eastbourne Borough, but the Sports do have a game in hand.

In a six-pointer at the weekend, the Darts picked up a crucial win against Havant & Waterlooville to end a ten-game winless run.

After taking on the Rebels, the Darts face a tough trip to Yeovil Town on Saturday, before finishing at home against Truro City on the final day of the season.

06/04 – Havant & Waterlooville (A) – Won 1-2
01/04 – Eastbourne Borough (H) – Lost 0-2
29/03 – Chelmsford City (A) – Lost 4-1
26/03 – Truro City (A) – Drew 0-0
23/03 – Hemel Hempstead Town (H) – Drew 1-1
16/03 – Maidstone United (H) – Lost 0-2


Previous Meetings

When the sides met earlier this season, the Darts were 3-4 winners in a dramatic encounter at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium.

Before that, the Rebels did the double over the Darts in the league last season, winning 1-2 at Princes Park before completing a comfortable 3-0 victory at home.

In total, Worthing and Dartford have faced each other eight times, with Worthing winning three, drawing once and losing four.


Team News

Nicky Wheeler missed Saturday’s trip to Yeovil with an ankle injury that he picked up on Good Friday in the Rebels’ encounter with Havant & Waterlooville. He remains a doubt for tonight’s trip to South East London.

Jack Wadham was also unavailable for selection at Huish Park with the midfielder nursing a hip injury. He also missed the trip to Havant but played on Easter Monday against Hampton & Richmond so it remains to be seen whether the midfielder can feature tonight.


Supporter Information

Check out our Travel Guide for all the information and guidance you need ahead of the trip to Princes Park tomorrow.

Travel Guide



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  • Adult – £10.00
  • Concession – £5.00
  • Youth (13 – 17 years) – £0.00
  • Junior – £0.00

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