Rebels fail to finish with silverware

Kieran Collins
Kieran Collins

WORTHING Football Club failed to end their season with some silverware as they suffered defeat in the final of the Brighton Charity Cup for the second successive season on Saturday.

A 10-man Horsham side overcame Rebels 2-1 at Woodside Road thanks to a brace from Karly Akehurst to retain the trophy they had claimed from Rebels the previous season.

Rebels joint manager Kieran Collins admitted a huge disappointment at not being able to finish on a high and put a trophy in the cabinet for those that work tirelessly behind the scenes at the club.

He said: “It was a bit of a damp squib and Lee (Brace) and I were very disappointed.

“For us, we wanted to finish on a high which is something we did not achieve.

“For me, the game summed up our season and how inconsistent we have been.

“The group of players we have on their day are more than capable of beating anyone in the league.

“Our inconsistencies over the season prove it is right where we have finished. It is, though, a good finish considering when Lee took over and I came in, where we were and where we have taken them. Winning the cup would have been nice for the players and for Morty, Alistair, Deborah and John for all the work they put in, along with numerous others, and the hours and hours they contribute, but it wasn’t to be.”

Full match report and pictures in this week’s paper.