Rebels move up into play-off places

Lloyd Dawes bagged a brace in Worthing's win at Walton & Hersham last night
Lloyd Dawes bagged a brace in Worthing's win at Walton & Hersham last night

WORTHING Football Club moved up into the Ryman League South play-off places following a 3-1 win at Walton & Hersham last night.

Rebels fell behind but a Lloyd Dawes brace and Callum Overton strike ensured they came away with all three points.

Their latest success means they have now taken 12 points out of a possible 15 from the last five league matches.

Rebels fell behind after nine minutes at Walton when Jack Battie’s shot went in via a couple of deflections, after Worthing had lost possession on the edge of the area.

Lloyd Dawes levelled with a superb header from Brannon O’Neill’s corner on 19 minutes, before Dawes raced on to a long ball forward and dinked home to give Rebels the lead five minutes before half-time.

Callum Overton drilled home a 25-yarder, which left the Walton keeper rooted to his spot, to seal the points for Worthing midway through the second half.

Rebels had chances to extend their lead in the second period as they comfortably held on for the three points and beat Walton & Hersham for the third time this season.

On the win, Rebels’ seventh in nine away league games this season, Elphick said: “It was a difficult pitch to play on, really bobbly, so we did have to adapt our game.

“We did have to go for the long ball, so it wasn’t always pretty but you couldn’t argue with the performance.”

WORTHING: Banks; Hendon, Elphick, Heath, Metcalf; Newton, Bugiel, O’Neill, Overton; Pope, Dawes. Subs: Sparks (Newton 15), Piper (Pope 73), Barnes (Overton 88), Quirke, Fagan.

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