Performance Coach Jimmy Punter was looking to build upon the performance last week against Varndean 1st XI and his starting eleven saw three changes seeing Tom Darey at right wing, Max Baker and Ruben Denyer-Schneider coming into the back four.
The pre game focus was game intelligence and managing the game, however for the neutral it wasn’t a pretty game to watch. It was a scrappy start to what a proved to be a rather uneventful game as Worthing College played Chichester college at Lyons Farm, the home of Worthing United FC. Both teams were losing possession easily with chances for either side being scarce. A free kick on the edge of the box for Chichester was sent sailing high and wide with another being ushered out for a goal kick. Some quick feet from winger Tom Darey led to him beating his opponent and firing in a dangerous cross which was cleared by the opposition centre half. Max Baker nearly steered his header in from a great delivery from Dan Geal, just to see his effort cleared by the defender on the post.
The second half started exactly the same as the first. Jack Spence De-Boer was forced into action with a few smart saves to keep Chichester at bay through a period of pressure. A series of corners from the home side looked like a promising opportunity for the hosts, however a lack of quality in the air lead to the deadlock continuing. There were a few late chances for Tom Darey as Worthing looked to hit on the counter attack but the Chichester keeper kept it a stalemate as the full time whistle blew. 0-0. With this Worthing remained unbeaten in the AoC SE League.
Performance Coach Jimmy Punter stated “It was a really scrappy game from both teams today with the boys not really showing the quality in our end product to take away the three points. We played the conditions really well at some points during the but neither team had the cutting edge to put the game to bed.”