Rebels Ready To Roar Again The Second Time Around

Adam Hinshelwood hopes that the lingering regret from last season can help power Worthing to another famous season.

The Rebels roared and loved life at Step 2 after securing promotion from the Isthmian League.

One of the National League South’s most easy-on-the-eye sides, they finished fourth - scoring no fewer than 92 goals along the way.

OK, Worthing may have let in more than anyone else in the division's top 18 but it certainly made them the great entertainers - even if the stage show had a heartbreaking end.

Their dream of a second successive promotion died after play-off semi-final at Oxford City but the club’s manager wants them to use that pain to fire them up for what's ahead.

They kick-off the new season with a tricky game against Tonbridge Angels.

The manager knows they are going to be watched even more closely this time around after what they achieved in 2022-23.

But first Worthing meet Broadbridge Heath in the Sussex Community Shield in aid of the Sussex Disability Football League on August 2.

Ahead of the game, Hinshelwood spoke to the Sussex FA and said although it has been a summer of change, some big things are hopefully ahead.

“Last season was a great one for the club,” he said. “But of course it’s still tinged with that little bit of regret that we weren’t able to get over the line.

“However, the way we see it, with that experience now behind us and the lessons we’ve been able to learn from it - we’re in an even better position this season to go one step further and continue building something special here.

“Speaking to players, having seen the level we performed at last season, it helped show them what we’re capable of here at the club.

“That core of players are also now more experienced and are used to doing well for us and being successful.”

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