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Worthing are in Town

 

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On Saturday, the BetVictor Isthmian League kicks-off and our first game sees us face Worthing in what will be a tough start to the season. Last season they eventually finished 9th, five points off the Play-Off places but for the majority of it, with their free-flowing football it looked as if they were going to finish in the top five. Neil Cugley said “It’s a difficult start for us, Worthing are a good, well managed team who play football in the right way and are a credit to their town. “I see similarities between them and us to be honest, and it’s great that we are both pushing on. ”I would also add though that it would be good to improve our recent record against them!!”.

Expect them to be pushing for a Play-Off place again this season, even though they have made some changes to their squad. The full details were in the seasons’ previews which appeared on the website earlier this week, but with it being the first game and not a lot to write about or stats to include (as nothing has happened yet!), I’ve repeated an abridged version below.

Players in - Goalkeepers Carl Rushworth and Roco Reeves (both from Brighton & Hove Albion), defenders Joe Tennent (Three Bridges) and Cameron Tutt (Brighton & Hove Albion, although he had a loan spell at Haywards Heath Town last season), attacking midfielder Marvin Armstrong (Whyteleafe) and strikers Lloyd Dawes (Eastbourne Borough) and Threece Myles-Meekams (Bromley, having been on loan at ‘The Mackarel Men’ for a spell last season and actually scoring the winning goal for them against Folkestone Invicta in our 3-2 defeat at Woodside Road in November), Ben Mendoza (who has returned to Sussex having been on a football scholarship at the University of Rio Grande in the US), Mason Doughty (Three Bridges) and Shola Ayoola (Three Bridges, although prior to that he was at Stoke City, where he also won Republic of Ireland Under 18s Caps)

Players out - Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan Cavagnari (Torquay United), defender James Crane (Bognor Regis Town), midfielder Kwame Poku (Colchester United) and strikers Hayden Skerry (South Park, loan deal made permanent) and last season’s leading scorer Peter Ajiboye (Sutton United).  

As far as the Invicta squad goes, Ian Draycott will be missing having broken his wrist in the pre-season game at Hythe Town, Nat Blanks is rated as 50/50 due to a thigh strain, whilst there is better news concerning Johan Ter Horst as he is expected to be included after suffering a dead-leg at Ashford United last week. It is also expected that both Ronnie Dolan and Sam Hasler, who were both long-term absentees last season due to injury, will both be included with Neil being optimistic saying “Both Ronnie and Sam have trained well this pre-season and taken part in matches and so I’m expecting them both to be in Saturday’s squad”. 

Previous Results

In recent seasons ‘The Mackeral Men’ have held the upper hand, in the past three seasons they’ve won five and drawn one of the six League games, you have to go back to the 2015/16 season to find our last win, when we completed the ‘double’ of winning at home and away which contributed to us winning the Isthmian League Division One South. Incidentally in that season, Worthing came up as the Play-Off winners, defeating Hythe Town 7-0 in the Semi-Finals and Faversham Town 3-0 in the Final, both at home. Ian Draycott also won the Division’s Golden Boot with 37 goals.

In the below all the scores are the Isthmian League unless stated and Invicta’s score is shown first;

 

Season

Home

Away

Division/Competition

1994/95

1-2

 

FA Cup

2000/01

4-0

 

FA Trophy

2004/05

1-2

0-3

Premier

2005/06

1-2

0-1

Premier

2006/07

1-0

2-1

Premier

2008/09

0-2

2-1

Division 1 South

2009/10

0-0

2-1

Division 1 South

2010/11

4-2

 

FA Trophy

2011/12

3-1

1-0

Division 1 South

2012/13

2-1

1-1

Division 1 South

2013/14

3-1

1-2

Division 1 South

2014/15

2-1

1-1

Division 1 South

2015/16

1-0

2-1

Division 1 South

2016/17

2-4

3-3

Premier

2017/18

1-2

2-3

Premier

2018/19

2-3

0-1

Premier

 

The full fixture list for Saturday in the BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division is as follows;

 

Bishop's Stortford

vs

Bognor Regis Town

Bowers & Pitsea

vs

Wingate & Finchley

East Thurrock United

vs

Cheshunt

Folkestone Invicta

vs

Worthing

Haringey Borough

vs

Corinthian-Casuals

Horsham

vs

Leatherhead

Kingstonian

vs

Cray Wanderers

Lewes

vs

Enfield Town

Margate

vs

Brightlingsea Regent

Merstham

vs

Hornchurch

Potters Bar Town

vs

Carshalton Athletic