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25 Jan 2020


Second half goals from Ricky Augilar and Lloyd Dawes handed Worthing the three points against a determined Ambers side who finished the game with 9 men, after Taylor Miles and Mark Hughes both saw red in the second period.

Craig Edwards made 5 changes from the midweek Velocity Trophy win at East Thurrock United, with Harry Girling, Tanasheh Abrahams, Sean Cronin, Taylor Miles and Ryan Moss all returning to the Starting XI.

The hosts started on the front foot, and the returning Kieran Pamment was the first to go close, his cross just evading the decisive touch it needed. Jesse Starkey was next to try his luck, but his deflected effort was comfortable for Ambers ‘keeper Harry Girling. Reece Beckles – Richards had Cheshunt’s first effort of the afternoon, firing over from the edge after great work to win the ball back.

The Ambers then got more comfortable in the game, and seemed to be the side who were finishing the half stronger, Ryan Moss, Beckles-Richards and Mark Hughes all going close.

HT – Worthing 0-0 Cheshunt

A half time sub for the Ambers saw the pacey and energetic Norman Wabo replace Ryan Moss. However Cheshunt were soon down to ten men, as Taylor Miles picked up a second caution, which would see the Ambers play 42 minutes with 10 men. Joe Re was then brought on for Zack Newton for some more solidification in the middle of the park. Reece Myles-Meekums had Worthing’s first chance of the half, driving at Cheshunt’s defence before his low effort was arrowed agonisingly wide. Danny Barker was next to go close, his towering header smashing the bar from a corner, which Cheshunt then went straight down the other end, and some great trickery from Norman Wabo saw his low effort tipped onto the post by Worthing ‘keeper Carl Rushworth.

Then came the turning point, a forceful challenge from Mark Hughes on the halfway line was deemed an unacceptable one by the referee Graham Ions and he brandished his Red Card again which saw the Ambers down to nine, and Worthing started to believe they could break Cheshunt down, and it came 16 minutes from time, when Ricky Auguilar took aim from the edge of the box, and his effort went through Girling to give the visitors the lead. (1-0 74 mins.)

The hosts then brought on Lloyd Dawes, who put Cheshunt to the sword with 2 goals in the reverse fixture, and he caused the visitors issues instantly, intercepting a weak back pass and rounding the ‘keeper only for his effort to be cleared off the line, but from the resulting corner, Dawes powered his header home to seal all three points for the hosts with 3 minutes remaining.

FT – Worthing 2-0 Cheshunt


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