Rebels have sights on Senior Cup final

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W49644H13''Worthing v Hastings Football action from the game ENGSUS00220130212105703

WORTHING Football Club will look to reach the Sussex Senior Cup final for the first time since 2007 on Monday evening.

Rebels won at Burgess Hill on Thursday to reach the semi-finals, where they will face Peacehaven & Telscombe at Culver Road on Monday (7.30pm).

Bognor Regis will meet Horsham YMCA in the other semi-final and Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood said: “It will be very tough against Peacehaven in the semi-finals but all the pressure will be on them. They’re top of our league (Ryman League South Division) and they will be favourites for the game. That will mean there’s no pressure on us and we’ll just go there and play our game.”

On if he has even allowed himself to think about the final at the Amex Stadium, ex-Albion defender Hinshelwood said: “I’ve not even thought about it yet. But, obviously, my brother-in-law (Jamie Howell) is manager of Bognor and we could meet them in the final.

“That would be a good family occasion for me but it would also be a great occasion for our fans as well.

“They’ve been fantastic since I took over and I know all about the rivalry between Worthing and Bognor. Our fans deserve a day out like that as it’s been a bit of a stop-start season for them. Myself and the players will be doing all we can to get to the final for them.”