Nick Sullivan struck a late winner for Worthing Football Club on Tuesday evening to knock local rivals Horsham out of the Isthmian League Cup.
It gave Rebels a 2-1 victory, which was theur seventh successive away win, and sets up a home tie with another Sussex club, Hastings United, in the next round on Wednesday evening (December 5) at Woodside Road.
Chris O’Flaherty twice went close and Tom Lawley had an effort saved, before Horsham, managed by former Rebels boss Simon Colbran, went ahead on 31 minutes. Worthing gave the ball away and Ryan Marriott fired home.
Rebels equalised just five minutes later when Luke Gedling scored from Sullivan’s pass. Sullivan then shot over at full stretch from Nat Hubert’s cross just before half-time.
Worthing created the better chances in the second half and got the winner with three minutes left. After Jamie Brotherton had a shot tipped over, Sullivan netted from the resulting corner.