Redhill 2-5 Worthing United|
Saturday 21st April 2012
Sussex County League Division One
Redhill managed to lose their eigth game in eleven outings on Staurday when they entertained a poor Worthing United outfit who were allowed to
power their way to a win that left the home Club stunned having seen their favourites put on an impressive first half performance that could have
sen then two or three up at the break. However they failed to take the chances they made and were made to pay in the second half when they yet
again failed to deal with the 'route one' tactics employed by their opponents.
The game started in sensational style with Redhill pouring forwards and spraying the ball around with confidence and within 60 seconds they were
in front when Swain played the ball to Radford who found Alex Scott with a perfect pass, the youngster duly put Marcus Elliott through into the
box and the deadly striker rammed the ball home to put Redhill 1 -0 in front.
Further chances came as the home side piled on the pressure but a Worthing break away saw Mann weave into the box before being tripped by the
unlucky Jordan Brookes Mann took the resulting penalty himself to make it 1 - 1 in the 18th minute.
Redhill spent the rest of the half encampt in the Worthing half but were unable to capitalise on their superior posession however not a person in
the ground could have predicted the second half events which began to unfold as Redhill began to stutter as Worthing continued their policy of
whipping long forward balls over the home defence for their strikers to latch onto.
The arrival of the 66th minute sinalled a complete collapse as the ball was thumped way behind the Reds back line and the very quick Sam Schaaf
latched onto the ball and drove it past the unprotected McGuire in Redhill's goal. Just 5 minutes later Schaaf repeated the feat from an identical
ball and athe same gain in the 84th minute and with Redhill trailing 1 - 4 the home support began to drift away. Worthing however were not
finished anf the added a fifth in the 88th minute again from a long ball deliverd from their own back line.
A mini revival saw the home side mound a last ditched attack ending in the clever Kaiyne Woolery dancing into the Worthing box and slotting home a
Positives from this final game must be the performances of youngster Jorden Brookes and Antony Swain the latter looking very comfortable from the
start and certainly impressed many of the Redhill 'faithfull'.
Now the rebuilding process begins with Mike Maher and his management team already compiling info on players and target lists being drawn up it
looks like a busy summer ahead for everyone.
1. Liam Mcguire
2. Jordan Brookes
3. Anthony Swain
4. Mark O' LearySam Lingwood
5. john Difford
6. Ryan Briggs
7. John Westcott
8. Sam Lingwood
9. Marcus Elliott
10. Alex Scott
11. Lee Radford
12. Kaiyne Woolery
14. John Trotter
15. Josh Barbary