Down on the coast, Woodside Road plays host to the Rebels. They had initially played elsewhere at multiple different grounds. However, in 1937, Woodside Road was developed. Not only have they hosted Worthing, but Horsham have played there as well as Brighton & Hove Albion’s reserves. It has a capacity of 3,250.
LAST SEASON’S MEETINGS
Worthing 1-3 Chelmsford City (26th November 2022) – The Clarets endured the long trip down to Worthing in cold November, where they produced a superb performance. Firstly, Cambridge loanee Kai Yearn was able to beat the offside trap and race through to produce a neat finish. Then, Cameron James scored goal of the season, as he volleyed home from the edge of the box. With a Worthing goal before half time, Tom Blackwell made it 3 on the hour mark, to ensure the Clarets took all 3 points.
Chelmsford City 4-2 Worthing (18th March 2023) – When the Rebels travelled to Essex, they started fast as Ollie Pearce scored just 11 minutes in. It took 20 minutes but, Liam Trotter race home to connect with a cross to level it all up. However, deep into first half added time, Pearce doubled his tally. Robbie’s men started the second half quickly, as Michael Folivi provided a poachers finish to bring the game back level. With numerous chances going either side ways, it was a foul that lead to a penalty to decide it. Arjanit Krasniqi stepped up, beautifully tucking away the spot kick, as he made it 3-2. With Worthing pushing forward, they were left open and a wonderful Callum Jones trivela saw Freddie Hockey smash home his first league goal for the Clarets, as he was mobbed by near enough everyone.
A FEW CLUB LINKS
Another new Claret, Mo Dabre, featured for Worthing last season. Having been on loan from Swindon, Mo impressed as he even won man of the match for Worthing when they played the Clarets. Following the expiration of his deal with the Robins, he was snapped up by the Clarets.
Since 2017, Adam Hinshelwood has managed Worthing. He has lead them to the Isthmian Premier Division title as well as a win in the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. This is his second spell with Worthing, having managed them between 2013-2015. He departed in order to become a Coach with Brighton, a post that he stayed for 2 years, before returning the management.
After promotion, Worthing took the National League South by storm as they finished 4th. Getting into the playoffs, they dispatched Braintree with ease before they came up against eventual winner Oxford City. Worthing were defeated 2-0, but still endured a rather impressive first season. As well as league success, they won the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. They faced Bognor Regis Town in the final, where a 0-0 draw ended in an 8-7 penalty success for Worthing.