United extend lead with win at Seaford

Action from Worthing United's win at Seaford on Saturday
Action from Worthing United's win at Seaford on Saturday

WORTHING UNITED Football Club moved six points clear at the top of County League Division 2, with victory at bottom-of-the-table Seaford on Saturday.

The Mavericks sit six points clear of second-placed Wick & Barnham, who won 1-0 at Saltdean on Saturday and also have a game in hand.

Third-placed Bexhill’s game at Oakwood was postponed on Saturday, which leaves them six points behind United, having played two more games.

With the destiny of the title in his side’s own hands, United boss Nigel Geary is confident they can go on and lift it.

He said: “We were dominant from start to finish in this one.

“Seaford have had quite a bit of national publicity in the past week but we just went there and focused on the job in hand.

“This year has not been the best for us, as we had played just once before this game and lost, so it was good to get a win and keep a clean sheet away from home.

“We have ten games left in the league and we know that if we win all of those we will be crowned champions, so it is in our hands. It may well get a little nervy the closer we get to the finish line but I am confident we have what it takes to go all the way.

“Wick have a much harder run-in than ourselves but they are the form team, so we need to be at our best in every game to ensure we get to where we want to be.

“It would be a great achievement if we could go on to win the title but we know there is a long way to go yet.”

United were the stronger team and dominated their struggling opponents.

The Mavericks nearly took the lead on ten minutes when James Wotherspoon crashed a right-footed shot against the crossbar.

Just two minutes later United thought they had taken the lead but Mark O’Regan’s effort was ruled out for offside.

The visitors did finally take the lead on 28 minutes thanks to Wayne Joseph.

United continued to boss proceedings in the second half and wrapped the game up on 58 minutes when O’Regan’s 18-yard shot found the net.

Mavericks travel to Little Common on Saturday.

WORTHING UNITED: Grimstone; Stideford, Hall, MacNeill, Hasan; Edwards, Hayward, Joseph, O’Regan; Blundell, Wotherspoon. Subs: Hilton (O’Regan), Schilt (Wotherspoon), Hunt (Jospeh), Gilmour, Evans.