Rebels eye derby victory

WORTHING Football Club boss Chris White insists he will be doing no favours for Ryman League Division 1 South leaders and local rivals Bognor Regis in the Easter Monday clash at Nyewood Lane (3pm).

Rocks joint bosses Darin Killpartrick and Jamie Howell are good friends of White, but he said: “We want to win every game and Monday is no different. We won’t be doing them any favours as the game is important to our fans and to us.

“We’ve also got a cup final to look forward to, so there’s places to play for.”

Rebels’ top-scorer Terry Dodd starts his four-game suspension with Saturday’s game at home to Ramsgate, but George Gaskin has returned to Worthing, after a brief spell back at County League Wick.

White said: “George realised he was a bit hasty going back to Wick.

“I’ve always said I’ll do what’s best for the club and George will be back in the squad on Saturday, as we haven’t got Terry, and Shaun Charles has an ankle injury, so Dan White was our only fit striker.”

On Saturday, Rebels drew 2-2 at Godalming on a difficult surface, which made playing football difficult, with a brace from Dodd, who moved on to 22 goals for the season.

Rishi Nankani headed home a 21st-minute corner to give Godalming the lead but Dodd levelled three minutes later when he ran through after Mark Pulling’s quick throw.

Dodd headed Worthing into the lead from a Callum Saunders cross on 32 minutes but Godalming drew level on 41 minutes when James Evans lobbed Tony Di Bernardo from eight yards.

Godalming hit a post in the second half after a excelllent save by Di Bernardo, while Rebels went close to a winner through Tom Lawley and a injury-time Saunders free kick, which was saved.

WORTHING: Di Bernardo; Metcalf, Peake, R.Timms, Farmer; Saunders, Lansdale, Pulling, Manton, Lawley; T. Dodd. Subs: Franks (Peake 45), D.White (Lansdale 75), Huckett, M.Dodd, Jenkins.