Collins content with a point as he praises Rebels’ style

W16160H13 - Worthing FC V Herne Bay. Action from the match.
W16160H13 - Worthing FC V Herne Bay. Action from the match.

WORTHING Football Club joint manager Kieran Collins was content with a 2-2 draw as he praised his side for their willingness to keep playing attractive football on Saturday.

Heavy rain overnight and throughout their clash with Herne Bay turned the pitch into a mud bath, although Rebels refused to resort to hitting the long ball at Woodside Road.

They instead kept playing well-constructed, slick football despite the ever-deteriorating surface.

All four goals came in the first half, and, although the home side looked the more likely to net a winner, Collins was satisfied to see it out for a point in the end.

He said: “To be fair, we played quite well and when the pitch is like that, it just makes it a lottery. On 82 minutes, we thought what can we do and what changes can we make to win it.

“But with 82 minutes gone at 2-2 are you going to be happy taking a point and, although it seems negative when you are playing at home, you do not want to give a goal away, and lose it, so taking a point we were going to settle for.

“I thought when we could, we got the ball down and played the football. Even with us screaming from the sidelines not to play in certain areas, they wanted to always get it down and play, so fair play to them, I won’t criticise that.

“We have three games to go, two in the league and a cup final, and we have said to the lads we want to go unbeaten in the league and win the cup. With that, we can look back and say we’ve had a good season.”

Rebels travel to Hythe Town on Saturday, although will be without Matt Hurley, who is unavailable, while Paul Kennett is struggling with a toe injury.