Kenno waves farewell to Worthing

Paul Kennett with Morty Hollis and Deborah McKail      Picture by Mike Gunn (Studio IV)
Paul Kennett with Morty Hollis and Deborah McKail Picture by Mike Gunn (Studio IV)
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PAUL Kennett brought the curtain down on his Worthing Football Club career on Easter Monday.

The club stalwart made his 418th and final appearance off the bench in the 3-2 victory over Eastbourne Town to bid farewell to the club.

The midfielder announced his decision to retire at the start of the month, but club officials asked him to come back and play a part in the final home game so the fans and club could give him a fitting send off.

The 35-year-old leaves the club, having scored 49 goals in three spells, after a career which has seen him play for Brighton & Hove Albion, Crawley, Lewes and Horsham.

Kennett, who played the last 20 minutes against Eastbourne, was presented with a framed number six shirt by club president Morty Hollis at full-time and received a rousing reception from the club’s fans.

Former Worthing player Ben Carrington tweeted his former team mate a message of support. He said: “True @Worthing_FC Legend – Kenno was the most committed midfielder I ever played with. Glad he went out with a win.”