Worthing dealt Budd injury blow after home hammering by Hornchurch

Darren Budd receives treatment in Worthing's defeat to Hornchurch. Picture by Stephen Goodger
Darren Budd receives treatment in Worthing's defeat to Hornchurch. Picture by Stephen Goodger

Club captain Darren Budd looks set for a sustained spell on the sidelines after fracturing his fibula in Worthing's 6-0 home hammering at the hands of Hornchurch yesterday.

The former Bognor midfielder was forced off in the 52nd-minute having received treatment after going in for a challenge with an opposing player.

Worthing have now confirmed Budd sustained a fractured fibula to compound what was a difficult day for the club.

The visitors struck six times in the final 34 minutes to run out emphatic victors at Woodside Road.

Chris Dickson, who went on to hit a hat-trick, broke the deadlock after 56 minutes.

Hornchurch had a second through Dickson five minutes later before Ronnie Winn added a third on 71 minutes.

Dickson completed his hat-trick a minute later then Winn got his second on 82 minutes.

But there was still time for substitute Charlie Stimson to add a sixth a minute from the end.

WORTHING: Rees; Colbran, Tennent, Jones, Parsons, Budd, D.Barker, Aguiar, Dawes, Meekums, Starkey. Subs: Mendoza (Colbran, 36), Ayoola (Budd, 52), Pearce (Aguiar, 62), Doughty, Armstrong.

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