Rebels hoping for big Fans’ Day turn-out

Tom Lawley will be in Worthing's squad for their game with Folkestone on Saturday, after re-joining the club from Peacehaven
Tom Lawley will be in Worthing's squad for their game with Folkestone on Saturday, after re-joining the club from Peacehaven
  • Rebels all set to host Fans’ Day
  • Fans will be able to pay what they want to get into Woodside Road
  • Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood is hopeful of a large crowd for their Ryman League South encounter with Folkestone Invicta

WORTHING Football Club boss Adam Hinshelwood is hoping his side will put on a show in front of an anticipated large crowd for Fans’ Day at Woodside Road on Saturday (3pm).

Rebels host Folkestone Invicta in the Ryman League South Division and fans will be able to pay what they like to get into the match.

Worthing will have buckets at the turnstiles and all those who enter can give any donation that they wish.

The match is sponsored by The Herald and Hinshelwood is hopeful that the day will see a number of new faces attend.

He said: “I think the Fans’ Day is a really good idea and I’m hopeful that we can get a large crowd in for the game.

“It’s been a bit of a tricky time at the club of late, with a bit of a struggle with finances but, hopefully, days like this will generate some income.

“I know that the players and myself are really looking forward to the day.

“This gives us a chance to get some people to the club who may not have been before and, with a good showing, I’m sure they could well be back again.”

Worthing will include winger Tom Lawley in their squad for the first time after he re-joined the club from Peacehaven last week.

Worthing head into Fans’ Day on the back of a disappointing 3-2 loss at Ramsgate on Saturday. Rebels led 2-0 against ten men but the Rams fought back to win.

Hinshelwood feels that this Saturday will provide his team with the perfect platform to bounce back. He said: “After such a disappointing result and performance last time out, this allows us the best opportunity to put that right.

“We know it is going to be a really difficult test as Folkestone Invicta are second in the table and are looking to try to get out of this league.

“However, as I have said a number of times this season, anyone can beat anyone in this division and we believe we can take all three points on Saturday.

“We have eight games to go now and, with hopefully a large crowd to cheer us on this weekend, we can mount a push for that last remaining play-off place.

“It’s going to be a tough test for us now but we have the belief, as a squad, that we can bridge the gap and secure that last spot.”