Duo set for Senior Cup clashes

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WORTHING Football Club will be hoping to put this season’s cup woes behind them in the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup next week.

Rebels travel to fellow Ryman League South Division side Three Bridges in the second round on Tuesday evening.

They will be looking to end their torrid cup record this season, which has seen them fall at the first hurdle in the FA Cup, FA Trophy and League Cup, albeit in the latter with a second-string line-up.

If Rebels were to progress into the third round, they would be just three wins away from the prestigious final which has been held at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium for the past two years.

Worthing joint manager Lee Brace said: “It will be another tough game against Three Bridges as they’re a big and strong side that play good football. We’ll go there with a winning mentality as we always do, we never go out to lose games or make mistakes.

“We have a nearly fully fit and big squad now, so with the likes of Lloyd Dawes and Karl Akehurst coming in and Paul Kennett coming back, it’s a good match to get them some game time in.”

Rebels fans will also have a close eye on County League Division 1 neighbours Lancing, who travel to Worthing’s fierce rivals, Ryman League Premier Division Bognor Regis on Tuesday night.