O’Neill bags winner as Rebels beat Herne Bay

Brannon O'Neill
Brannon O'Neill

WORTHING Football Club assistant manager Jon Meeney was full of praise for his side after their 1-0 win at Herne Bay on Tuesday.

The victory made it back-to-back wins and Meeney feels the Rebels squad is coming of age. He said: “We played well, showed a good work ethic and showed good charatcer again, like we did on Saturday, and this squad is coming of age.

“There’s a good collectiveness throughout the squad and that’s key when you’re travelling to Kent on a Tuesday night.”

Brannon O’Neill netted the only goal with a 20-yard free kick on 65 minutes, which he curled around the wall.

Omar Bugiel went closest for Rebels in the first half, while keeper Josh James made a couple of late saves as Worthing defended resolutely.

Worthing travel to Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday and Meeney said: “Hopefully, we’ve got some momentum now and we’ll go there and look to dish up a similar performance to what we produced on Saturday and on Tuesday.”

WORTHING: James; Hendon, Heath, Freeman, Knee; O’Neill, Carey, Peake; Dawes, Bugiel, Gaskin. Subs: Berry (Peake 75), Hayward (Bugiel 82), Piper, Sparks.