Metcalf: That was the type of night I came back for

Worthing Football Club captain Steve Metcalf admitted last night's win over Hythe was the type of night he rejoined the club for.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 12:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 1:44 pm
Worthing captain Steve Metcalf

Metcalf, who lives just around the corner from Woodside Road, returned to Rebels in the summer after two seasons with Peacehaven.

Rebels thrashed Hythe 7-0 last night to set up a Ryman League South Division play-off final at home to Faversham on Saturday.

Metcalf was delighted with the performance but also warned that the team have not done anything yet.

He said: “These are the good times at Woodside that we wanted back. The crowds have been really pleasing this year and the support tonight was incredible.

“With a performance like that, hopefully we get a few more in on Saturday.

“We haven’t done anything at the moment, though. We’ve got to go again and put in a professional performance on Saturday.

“It’s a final, a one-off game.

“Anything can happen, the boys know that but they’re all quite grounded and we’ll all work hard and put everything in.”

On the game itself, Metcalf said: “Everyone worked really hard as a team and it was a top performance by everyone.

“We were always thinking it would be a tight game but once we got one or two goals ahead, it opened up a little bit and our attacking players just frightened the life out of them.

“We stood strong at the back and took our chances. Jordan (Maguire-Drew) has just been different class since he’s come in. His first goal and his free kick were unbelievable.”

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