The Worthing College BCS squad were looking to make amends for their SSFA County Cup Semi Final exit. The opponents were Sussex Downs Eastbourne, who sat three points behind Worthing in 2nd place in the league. In the reverse fixture Worthing ran out 3-2 winners in a very competitive and close encounter. With a few of the squad playing in the National League this allowed players to get some really useful game time and development.
Danny Baeza-Wigzell came into the middle of midfield with Chay Peters, Jacob Bassett & Joe Patching came back into the back four and Conor Bull came into the left hand side.
The opponents set up with three at the back with wing backs playing very high, so instead of dropping off like teams may do, Worthing really took the game to Sussex Downs and taking advantage of the space down the wings and ran up a 5-2 scoreline at half time, with excellent play around the penalty area and timing runs, especially at the back post.
The focus at half time was for Worthing to keep going in terms of shape and discipline as well as not letting up on the tempo and pressure when not in possession. This was taken on board by the squad and ended up with another five goals with the scoreline ending 10-3 to Worthing, which now opens up a 6 point gap at the top of the BCS SE League.
Scorers on the day were Conor Bull hitting SIX, a brace for Kieran O’Brien, Ossie Guile and Mitchell Hartley.