WORTHING Football Club got back to winning ways on Easter Monday with a 3-2 win over Ryman League South Division basement side Eastbourne Town.
The already-relegated visitors took the lead within three minutes at Woodside Road as Tom Howard-Bold’s corner was headed into the bottom corner by Matt MacLean.
Rebels levelled on 31 minutes as a lovely Brannon O’Neill pass set Max Howell away on the left and he drove into the box, stepped past a defender and slotted home past Matthew Dann into the left-hand corner.
Worthing got themselves ahead on 61 minutes as O’Neill got a lucky bounce despite being tackled on the edge of the area, and he slotted through Alex Parsons, who finished through Dann from a tight angle.
The home side, however, gifted Town an equaliser four minutes later as Jack Fagan raced from his goal but was beating to the ball by Greg Berry, who dribbled the ball into an empty net.
Parsons sprung the offside trap to go through one on one and produce a calm finish into the bottom corner to give Rebels the lead once more on 68 minutes.
The home side finished with ten men after having George Hayward sent off in injury-time for a bad lunge on Tom Howard-Bold.
WORTHING: Fagan; Hendon, Cody, Peake, Sparks; Knee, Hayward, Parsons, Clarke; O’Neill, Howell. Subs: Kennett (O’Neill 67), Dawes (Clarke 72), Hurley (Sparks 61), Berry, Gaskin.
EASTBOURNE: Dann; Cooper, Gilbert, Elliott, Sutton; Hollobone, MacLean, Howard-Bold, Crone; Medlock, Martin. Subs: Clarke (Crone 34), Hales, Berry (Medlock 51), Adebayo-Rowling , Clifford (Sutton 21). Attd: 227.
Full report and reaction in Thursday’s paper. To view video highlights, click on the video at the top of the page.