Worthing winger Sparks suffers suspected fractured ankle

Harvey Sparks in action for Worthing last season. Picture by Marcus Hoare
Harvey Sparks in action for Worthing last season. Picture by Marcus Hoare

Winger Harvey Sparks suffered a suspected fractured ankle during Worthing Football Club's pre-season friendly against Worthing United at Woodside Road last night.

Second-half strikes from Lloyd Dawes and Jack Newhouse cancelled out Joel Colbran's first-half effort as Worthing ran out 2-1 winners to retain the Malcolm Gamlen Trophy.

Worthing winger Sparks netted eight times last pre-season for Worthing but lasted just 50 minutes of their opening friendly this term.

After an innocuous incident, Sparks was forced to leave the field, he told worthingfc.com: "I just caught it with someone. It wasn't even a challenge really and I didn't think I landed on it very badly. He got the ball, ran off and I just caught it."

Sparks went for an X-ray straight after the game, with scans showing cracks in his ankle, although it is still not confirmed whether it is broken.

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