Rebels win at Bridges to reach Charity Cup final

Billy Medlock

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WORTHING Football Club reached the final of the Brighton Charity Cup for the third successive year on Tuesday evening with victory at Three Bridges.

Rebels were runners-up in the competition last year after losing to Horsham, although had won the cup with victory over the same opponents the previous season.

Bridges took the lead after 26 minutes on Tuesday but that kicked Rebels into life and Billy Medlock equalised from the penalty spot on 37 minutes after a foul on Jamie Brotherton.

Josh Bryant gave Worthing the lead with his first goal for the club after Brotherton’s corner fell kindly for him just before half-time.

Sub Sid Adams, who has returned to Rebels after a loan spell at Worthing United, sealed the win with his second touch on 68 minutes after being set up by Chris O’Flaherty.

The other semi-final will be between Horsham and Crawley Down Gatwick.

Rebels host Burgess Hill on Saturday, when adults can enter for the reduced price of £5, before they travel to Horsham on Monday.