Rebels end their torrid away run with cup win at Three Bridges

W35805H13''Worthing v Burgess Hill Football Monday action from the game
W35805H13''Worthing v Burgess Hill Football Monday action from the game

WORTHING Football Club ended their torrid away run by advancing past Three Bridges in the second round of the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

The match ended a run of six straight defeats in all competitions on the road and saw the visitors come from behind to book their spot in the last 16.

Rebels trailed 1-0 at half-time to a contentious Abu Touray goal after they felt goalkeeper Jack Fagan was fouled in the build-up.

But the visitors hit back through Brannon O’Neill as he finished from a Mark Pulling free kick on 63 minutes, and Kieron Pamment hit the winner 11 minutes later with a smart finish from the edge of the area.

Rebels boss Lee Brace said: “We are pleased to get through into the next round as we are out of all the other cups and we want to stay in this one as long as possible – hopefully, we’ll get a nice draw in the next round.

“To come back from a goal down and win is always pleasing, even if it wasn’t the greatest performance.”

Rebels host high-flying Hastings at Woodside Road on Saturday and Brace is looking forward to testing his side’s play-off credentials, although they do have a number of injury worries.

O’Flaherty is still struggling after Saturday, while Charlie Cooke and Will Berry also have knocks.

The team will be in the town centre on Saturday morning from 10am giving out the rest of the free junior Rebels’ season tickets.