Aarran A Rebel With A Cause As Corne Earns Another Award

By Sam Elliott

Our Vanarama National League South winners came together on Sunday but unfortunately for one, their season didn’t make it to May.

When Adam Hinshelwood departed Worthing, the Rebels were determined that the rug wasn’t about to be pulled from under them.

The York City-bound boss had established something special on the south coast but they refused to allow his exit to bring things crashing to the ground. Asking Aarran Racine to step in until the end of the season, the coach showed he is more than up to the task.

Now they’ve one game from a reunion with their old boss.

April was a perfect month for Worthing which saw them banish their bad form from March to secure a top three finish and a home tie in the play-offs. They won five from five and averaged three goals a game in every victory.

Beating Hampton & RB at the start of the month, they then spoiled Yeovil Town’s promotion party with a great victory at Huish Park.Wins against Dartford, St Albans City and Weston-super-Mare weren’t far behind.

Talk about entertainment. They ended the season with the highest goal tally by some margin – registering 104 goals over the season. The next best was Yeovil and Slough with 81.

Despite Sunday’s crushing disappointment, this isn’t a season anyone at Maidstone United will forget in a hurry.

Some are calling it their best for decades and Sam Corne has simply been the heartbeat of the campaign which saw them reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time and ended the season comfortably in a play-off spot.

It was another big shift of a month for Maidstone’s Mr Dependable. They needed a hero in April to bag their top seven place and he stepped up again to deliver with four goals and three assists.

Scoring twice against Weymouth and then Hampton, he put goals on a plate for his pals in the matches against Welling United, Farnborough and capped his two-goal display against the Beavers with an assist.

Well done to our big winners!

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