Farmer nets late winner for Rebels

CHARLIE Farmer netted his first ever senior goal on Tuesday evening when he headed home an injury-time winner as Worthing Football Club ended their nine game winless league run, with a 2-1 victory at Whyteleafe.

Farmer netted from a Mark Pulling free kick in the fifth of seven added minutes, to hand them all three points in the Ryman League Division 1 South clash, after Whyteleafe had nicked an equaliser on 90 minutes.

Rebels boss Chris White is hoping the win over Leafe, who had won seven of their previous 10 league games, will help them push on for the rest of the season, starting with Sittingbourne at home on Saturday.

He said: “We had been on a poor run, we all knew that. In a couple of games we had been unfortunate and in a couple not played well. But, last night, all the lads worked very hard.

“It showed that when we dig in and work what we are capable of. We want to finish as strong as possible, I said the other week I don’t want the season to fizzle out. There are six league games left and we have a semi-final to look forward to as well, we’ll push on and finish as high as we possibly can.”

Tony Timms headed home a Luke Gedling free kick on 15 minutes to put Rebels ahead. They went close to doubling the lead after a fine passing move which saw Steve Metcalf volley just over, while Mike Huckett had a one-on-one chance saved.

Leafe looked to have rescued a point on 90 minutes as they converted a ball into the box, but Farmer’s late goal sparked jubilant Rebels scenes and White said: “It was no more than we deserved, we were excellent on a difficult pitch.”

WORTHING: Heyburn; Metcalf, T.Timms, Farmer, Pulling; Saunders, Gedling, Manton, Huckett, Lawley; Dodd. Subs: Lansdale (Saunders 65), White (Huckett 67), Gaskin, Charles, Peake.