Worthing progress past Moneyfields in the FA Cup
Worthing are now just one win away from sealing a spot in the FA Cup first round proper after seeing off division-lower Southern League Division 1 South strugglers Moneyfields this afternoon.
Returning Aarran Racine, David Ajiboye's spot-kick and Ollie Pearce - his second goal in as many matches - ensured Worthing wrapped up a 3-2 thrid round qualifying triumph at Moneys.
Worthing pocketed £15,000 in prize money following the victory - matching what they had earned for wins in the previous two rounds - and now await their fourth round qualfying opponents, the final round before the first round proper, in Monday's draw.
Defender Racine, making his return to the starting line-up after a brief spell out with an ankle injury, fired Worthing ahead on 34 minutes.
Moneys were not trailing for long, levelling through Connor Bailey five minutes later.
Ajiboye dispatched a penalty 20 minutes after the restart to restore Worthing's advantage before Pearce looked to have wrapped the tie up three minutes later.
Lou Fennimore made it 3-2 in the dying seconds but Worthing saw it out to seal a spot in the fourth qualfying round.
WORTHING: Covolan; Colbran, Racine, Crane; Clarke, Budd, Barker, Parsons; Ajiboye, Pearce; Kealy. Subs: Ovenden (Covolan, 76), Skerry (Kealy, 89), Rents, Starkey, Rance, Aguiar.
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