Worthing beat Lewes in Sussex Senior Cup - and draw Bognor in last eight

Worthing progressed fron the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup in style as an Ollie Pearce double on top of a Callum Kealy strike sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory at Woodside Road, writes Paddy Gladman..

Ollie Pearce scored twice for Worthing against Lewes - to set up a cup visit to his old club Bognor / Picture: Marcus Hoare

The last time these two met at Woodside, Worthing were able to scrape three points in a nine-goal thriller. It was 5-4 to the Rebels that day, however this was a much more routine display, for Hinshelwood’s men.

Pearce’s perfect penalty got things under way for the hosts on the 22-minute mark after Joel Colbran was brought down in the penalty area.

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Worthing’s continued pressure after the first goal paid off. After chances for Reece Meekums and Kealy, the latter doubled Worthing’s advantage just 10 minutes before half-time; sweeping home Meekums’ cross.

The game was sealed by Worthing’s main man – Pearce, after a slow start to the second half, in the 67th minute. Pearce smashed the ball in off the post with aplomb, making it 6 goals in his last 3 games. Further proving just why he is the club’s top goalscorer.

Overall, it was a relatively comfortable afternoon for the Rebels who cruise through to the fourth round - and Saturday evening's draw handed them a trip to Bognor.

Full QF draw

Eastbourne Town v Brighton U23s

Bognor v Worthing

Horsham v Saltdean

Horsham YMCA v Little Common or Three Bridges.