Rebels sunk by Faversham’s injury-time winner

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WORTHING Football Club ended their Ryman League Division 1 South season with a 1-0 defeat at home to a 92nd-minute Faversham winner this afternoon (Saturday).

In a fairly tame match the difference was Justin Ascheri’s injury time strike. A long ball forwards out of defence was brought down by the winger, who cut in and jinxed past his man, and his driven shot from just inside the area took a deflection as it sailed past Rebels goalkeeper Tony Di Bernardo into the bottom corner.

Rebels had been on top for the last 15 minutes or so, despite chances being at a minimum.

Their best chance of the afternoon was early in the second half as Charlie Farmer’s header from a corner look set to squeeze in to the corner but Rob French was down well to push it clear.

Faversham had the more clear-cut chances having missed two virtually open goals in the first half. Dave Luchford miss-hitting the first and Ascheri the second, while they also hit the post from a speculative effort early on.

Elsewhere in the league local-rivals Bognor missed out on the title and automatic promotion after a 1-1 draw at Chatham. Met Police’s 1-0 over Merstham means they clinched top spot on goal difference by just one goal.

For a full report and match reaction on Worthing’s defeat, as well as a report on Tuesday’s Brighton Charity Cup final match with Horsham see Thursday’s Worthing Herald.