WORTHING Football Club drew 2-2 at home to Ramsgate in Ryman League South Division this afternoon.
Worthing took the lead after nine minutes when debutant Alex Clarke, who has dual-signed from Eastbourne Borough, did well down the right and his cross was volleyed home from a couple of yards by Omar Bugiel.
Rebels could have doubled their lead on 14 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Bugiel was brought down by Ramsgate keeper Darren Hawkes, who was booked for the challenge.
Mark Knee’s spot-kick, though, came back off the inside of the right-hand post.
Lloyd Dawes headed an opening wide on 18 minutes, before Bugiel headed a Lee Carey corner over two minutes later.
Ramsgate levelled on 26 minutes when Ian Pulman brushed aside Corey Heath’s challenge to get through one-on-one and rounded Rebels keeper Jack Fagan before tapping into the empty net.
Bugiel had a toe-poked effort from Brannon O’Neill’s pass smothered by Hawkes on 39 minutes, before Knee fired just wide from 15 yards in the final action of the first half.
Rebels made a bright start to the second half as Brannon O’Neill curled a free kick just wide, Bugiel poked a Lee Carey free kick just wide and Carey had a 20-yard free kick well saved by Hawkes.
The visitors had a chance to take the lead on 58 minutes but Tom Chapman fired into the side netting from eight yards.
Chapman did give Ramsgate the lead on 68 minutes when he headed home Macauley Murray’s cross at the back post. Ramsgate almost doubled their lead just two minutes later but Pulman’s shot from 18 yards came back off a post.
Rebels levelled on 77 minutes when Harvey Sparks’ left-wing cross took a deflection and Brannon O’Neill headed home at the back post and that was the way things stayed.