Late Kennett goals seals Rebels win at Merstham

Worthing's Mark Knee
Worthing's Mark Knee

PAUL Kennett’s late injury-time winner capped a cracking Worthing Football Club performance which got them back to winning ways At Merstham on Tuesday evening.

Kennett headed home a 93rd-minute John Lansdale free kick to pinch all three points and prompt Rebels joint boss Lee Brace to hail their display.

Lee Newman had levelled for the hosts in the 78th minute after a great passing move had seen Worthing take the lead six minutes before half-time.

Simon Lehkyj played the ball out from the back and Chris O’Flaherty put in a fine through ball to Mark Knee, who rounded the goalkeeper for his second goal in as many games.

Brace said: “Last night makes all the hard work worth it. We work very hard as players, managers and coaches and last night it all came together.

“If we play like that for the rest of the season we would go and win the league!

“The players did exactly what we wanted them to do, with a great work ethic and team ethic. We were solid across the park. It was probably the best game we have been in all season.”

Worthing have also boosted their ranks with two new loan signings at either end of the pitch. Striker Dean Bown has joined from Eastbourne Borough’s academy, while Rebels have also acquired the service of a Crawley Town scholar who plays at full-back.