Pre-season friendlies set to get underway

George Landais won the County League with Littlehampton last season
George Landais won the County League with Littlehampton last season

THE NEW football season is just over a month away and a number of sides begin their pre-season friendlies in the next few days.

Ryman League South Division side Worthing kick-off their friendlies with a home game against League Two Northampton on Tuesday evening. The game will be the first to be played on the 3G pitch at Woodside Road.

Below are a list of Rebels’ other friendlies, along with all those for our local Southern Combination Football League sides.

Arundel: July 11, Sidlesham (a, 3); 18, AFC Portchester (H, double header, 2&4.30); 25, Sholing (H, double header, 2&4.30).

Clymping: To be confirmed.

East Preston: July 18, Fareham Town (H, 3); 20, Horndean (H, 7.30); 25, AFC Portchester (H, 3); Aug 1, Alresford Town (H, 3).

Ferring: July 4, Newhaven (H, 1.30); 11, Bexhill (H, 1.30); 18, Haywards Heath (H, 1.30); 25, Peche Hill Select (H, 1.30); Aug 1, Lancing (H, 1.30).

Lancing: Tuesday, Billingshurst (a, 7.15); 11, Ringmer (Waterhall, 3); 18, Eastbourne Borough (Brighton’s training ground, Lancing, 3.15); 21, Oakwood (a, 3.15); 25, Haywards Heath (a, 3); 28, Storrington (a, 7.45); Aug 1, Ferring (a, 1.30); 4, East Grinstead (a, 7.30).

Littlehampton: July 11, Sutton Common Rovers (a, 3); 16, Petersfield (Worthing United, 7.30pm); 18, Selsey (a, 3); 23, Westfield (Worthing United, 7.30); 25, East Grinstead (a, 3); 30, United Services Portsmouth (a, 7.45); Aug 1, Colliers Wood (a, 3).

Mile Oak: July 11, Newhaven (Seaford 3G, 2); 18, Lingfield (a, double header, 2&4); 25, Pagham (a, double header, 2&4); Aug 4, Wick & Barnham (H, 7.30); 5, Upper Beeding (a, 7); 12, Lewes (H, 7.30).

Rustington: July 15, Midhurst (a, 7); 25, Sidlesham (a, 3); Aug 1, Wick & Barnham (a, 3).

Shoreham: July 11, Southwick (H, double header, 1&3); 14, Haywards Heath (H, 7.30); 18, Langney Wanderers (a, 3); 25, Brighton & Hove Albion under-21s (H, 3); 28, Burgess Hill (H, 7.30).

Southwick: July 11, Shoreham (a, double header, 1&3); 18, Alfold (a, 2); 25, Roffey (a, 2); Aug 1, Worthing under-21’s (a, 3).

Steyning Town: July 11, Rottingdean Village (a, 3); 25, Selsey (a, double header, 1&3); 31, Upper Beeding (H, 7.30); Aug 4, Newhaven (a, 7).

Storrington: July 18, Clymping (Durrington Rec, South, double header, 2&4); 21, Wick & Barnham (H, 7.30); 25, Rottingdean (H, double header, 2&4); 28, Lancing (H, 7.30pm); Aug 1, Billingshurst (H, double header, 2&4).

Upper Beeding: July 18, Crawley Down Gatwick (H, 3); 25, Worthing under-21 (a, 4.30); 31, Steyning (a, 7.30); Aug 1, TD Shipley (a, 3); 5, Mile Oak (H, 6.30); 8, Nyetimber Pirates (H, 2); 11, Partridge Green (a, 4.30); 15, Cuckfield Rangers (H, 3).

Wick & Barnham: July 21, Storrington (a, 7.30); 28, Worthing under-21s (a, 7.45); Aug 1, Rustington (H, 3); 4, Mile Oak (a, 7.30).

Worthing United: July 11, Chipstead (H, double header, 2&4); 14, Worthing (a, 7.45); 18, Steyning Town (H, double header, 2&4); 25, Newport IoW (a); 28, Ferring (a, 6); Aug 1, Lingfield (H).

Worthing: Tuesday, Northampton (H, 7.30); 11, Eastbourne Borough (H, 3); 14, Worthing United (H, 7.30); 18, three way cup with Burgess Hill and Horsham (H, from midday); 21, Lewes (H, 7.30); 25, Woking (H, 1); 27, Bognor (H, 7.30).

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