Worthing five points clear in Isthmian League after win at Wingate

Worthing Football Club completed a routine win at the Maurice Rebak Stadium thanks to three second half strikes, writes Paddy Gladman.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 8:08 am
Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood

The visitors dominated much of the possession and chances in a first half but lacked end product and the sides went in goalless at the break.

However just six minutes into the second half Jesse Starkey forced a corner, swung it in himself and Pat Webber, back in the side, rose highest to crash the ball into the back of the net.

Reece Meekums doubled the lead for Adam Hinshelwood’s men, getting in behind the backline before finishing coolly through Ben Goode’s legs.

Set pieces proved to be a problem for the hosts again as Worthing made the game safe through a Danny Barker’s strike from the edge of the box, following a short corner.

Such a convincing victory for Worthing was slightly tainted when Bilal Sayoud smashed home a consolation goal for the hosts four minutes from time.

A great night for the Reds took advantage of second place Enfield Town not being in action and Folkestone’s draw with Hornchurch to open up a five point lead at the top of the Isthmian League Premier Division table.