Dover lose in goal-fest on the West Sussex coast with 4 goals from Dover Academy graduates.
The first 15 minutes saw early chances for either side with the Whites getting the first shot on goal. At the other end a scrappy goal mouth scramble from a Worthing corner was cleared off the line by Ojemen.
Not long after Worthing hit first after a turnover of possession in midfield resulted in a ball over our defence. Jinadu was caught outside of his box trying to claim the ball and was lobbed.
Just five minutes later Whites failed to clear a couple of corners and Worthing grabbed a second.
On the 32nd minute Nick Dembele had a chance through on goal and was taken out by the Worthing keeper just outside of the box. Jeffries was seriously injured in the challenge and was stretchered off after a 15 minute stoppage. We wish him all the best in his recovery.
Soon after the restart Worthing’s Ollie Pearce got his first of the game. George Wilkinson gave an instant reply for Dover with an incredible free kick from near the corner flag which went straight in at the keepers near post.
A couple of minutes later Luke Baptiste is bought down inside the penalty box and neatly converts the resulting spot kick. At the eventual half time whistle Dover found themselves just one goal behind the opposition after a tough first 45 minutes.
A substitution at half time saw Peter Ojemen make way for Roman Charles-Cook in defence.
Just 6 minutes into the second half Ollie Pearce struck for a second time and 10 minutes later got his third from the penalty spot. The prolific Worthing goalscorer then got a fourth in the 71st minute.
Wilkinson was able to grab his second of the game in the 77th minute before Archie Hatcher got our fourth goal in the 91st minute, heading into an empty after some great team play to work the ball up the pitch.
Whites host Dartford at Crabble next Saturday after our away trip to Truro on Tuesday was postponed.
Worthing: 13 JEFFRIES, 23 FELIX, 27 YOUNG, 2 COLBRAN, 15 LIVESEY-AUSTIN, 20 WADHAM, 8 KLASS, 28 CASHMAN, 22 FAGE, 17 WILLARD, 10 PEARCE
Subs: REES, WILLS, ROBINSON, O. STARKEY, CHADWICK
Dover Athletic: 1 JINADU, 4 OJEMEN, 16 MENSAH (C), 26 HOLDING, 15 NAYLOR, 25 OYENUGA, 14 WILKINSON, 8 OLIVER, 22 BAPTISTE, 10 NIKAJ, 20 DEMBELE
Subs: 7 OLADIPO, 17 HATCHER, 18 YOUNG, 3 CHARLES-COOK, 9 SUTHERLAND