Blues’ hopes of a final are ended

WORTHING will meet Horsham in the Brighton Charity Cup final after Ringmer’s dream of a cup final were finally dashed in a 2-0 semi-final defeat on Tuesday night.

Jamie Brotherton gave Worthing the lead on 70 minutes when he pounced to score after Blues keeper Tom Rand had saved efforts from both Steve Davies and Mike Huckett.

And Tom Lawley sealed the win late on when his long-range shot dipped in. Huckett and Steve Metcalf had Rebels’ best chances in the first half, while Marc Whiteman went closest for Ringmer when he shot wide.

The date of the final has yet to be confirmed, although it is likely to be at Woodside Road next Wednesday evening (May 2).

Meanwhile, Ringmer’s point they picked up in their last league game, a 1-1 away draw at doomed Chichester City on Saturday, April 14, turned out to be more than enough to keep them above the County League Division One drop zone.

Subsequent results meant Arundel and Shoreham, who have now played all their league matches, will finish below the Blues. Ringmer’s last game of the campaign is away to Lingfield tomorrow.

Ringmer’s Veteran team are defending champions in the final of the Fred Pretty Cup. They will play Faygate United Vets at the Caburn on Sunday and the game will be kicking off at 11am. Why not go along and give the Vets a bit of support?

BLUES V WORTHING: Rand, Matten, Phillips, Sowter (Curtis 46), MacMillan, Caruthers, Davis, Marshall, Gordon, Whiteman, Dryer (Patel 75). ATT: 66. REF: Jacob Miles.