Pope bags brace as Rebels beat Redhill

Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood
Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood

WORTHING Football Club got back to winning ways in the Ryman League South last night with an emphatic 4-0 home triumph against Redhill.

It was Rebels first success in December after a defeat against Folkestone Invicta and a draw with Carshalton Athletic earlier in the month.

Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood was delighted that his side returned to winning ways and said: “I am delighted to pick up the three points.

“It’s really pleasing for me that we did not concede in the game aswell.

“We set out a game plan to be a bit more solid and resolute and I thought we did that brilliantly.”

The first real opening of the game fell to the home side on six minutes when Omar Bugiel crossed for Lloyd Dawes, though, he scuffed his effort wide of the goal.

Redhill should have taken the lead soon after as Reece Hall tried his luck from 20-yards, but his shot struck the post.

Worthing took the lead two minutes before the break as Redhill defender put a Will Hendon cross into his own net.

It was two just a minute into the second half as Curtis Gayler 25-yard strike found the net.

Worthing continued their dominant start to the half as they scored for a third time on 50 minutes as Gayler squared the ball to Ben Pope who netted.

Pope then bagged his second and his side’s fourth with 24 minutes still to play to make sure of the three points for Rebels.

WORTHING: Fagan; Sparks, Hendon, Killner, Berry; Hurley, Gayler, Bugiel, Dawes, McCreadie, Pope,. Subs Richards (Gayler), Gilbertson (Bugiel), Rance (Pope), O’Neill.