WORTHING Football Club assistant manager Jon Meeney said there were positives to take from his side’s 2-1 defeat at high-flying Folkestone Invicta on Tuesday.
Rebels had a number of players unavailable for the Ryman League South Division game but went into half-time level at 0-0.
Folkestone went ahead through Ian Draycott five minutes after the break, when Worthing gave the ball away, and they doubled their lead on 78 minutes.
Jordan Wright’s cross deflected off Rebels defender Will Hendon and beat Jack Fagan at his near post.
Lloyd Dawes got a goal back from Hendon’s cross on 83 minutes, before Dawes almost snatched a point but his volley flew straight at the keeper.
Meeney said: “We’ve got to show the same commitment again on Saturday, rather than disappointment.
“There were a number of positives to take and that’s what we’ll be focusing on.
“We’ve got two home games coming up and we hope that the local community will come down to Woodside Road to support the club.”
Rebels host Carshalton on Saturday, then entertain Redhill on Wednesday.
WORTHING: Fagan; Hendon, Hurley, Bugiel, Sparks; Killner, Hayward; Gayler; Dawes, McCreadie, Rance. Subs: Pope (Hayward 70), Richards (Rance 75).