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ELPHICK AIMING TO TOP OFF A MEMORABLE SEASON

20 May 2016

The Worthing player-manager looks ahead to tonight's game.


Worthing player-manager and former Albion defender, Gary Elphick, is hoping the Parafix Senior Challenge Cup Final can top off a memorable season for the club.
 
The Rebels earned promotion to the Ryman Premier League in emphatic style through the play-offs, as they hammered Hythe Town 7-0 and then saw off Faversham Town 3-0 in the final.
 
There was success at youth level too, as the club's under-21s beat Billericay on penalties to become the Ryman Youth League Champion of Champions, while the under-18s reached the third round proper of The FA Youth Cup.
 
Elphick said: "I'd never have believed that in my first season it would be such a great year all-round for the club, with the under-21s and under-18s also having fantastic seasons. That can only bode well for the future of the club.
 
"It [The Ryman Premier League] looks a tough league on paper, especially with the likes of Havant & Waterlooville having been relegated, which is a bit of a surprise. But we have nothing to fear and it looks like the main core of the group will be staying. Togetherness has been the key to our success."

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Worthing certainly go into the final in confident mood after winning six and drawing one of their last seven games, and captain Steve Metcalf is relishing the prospect of playing at the Amex.

“It will be a very proud moment, especially as Worthing is my hometown club. It will be good for everybody at the club but for me personally it will be a great moment.

“Being local to Brighton, it is always good to play at such a fantastic stadium. It makes the cup a bit more special. It is a great experience and one you don’t really get too many of. To play there is going to be fantastic.”

Tickets are still available for the match and can be purchased today at the ticket office (in the club shop) up until kick-off.
 
The prices will be £12.00 Adult (17+), £6.00 Concession (65+ and students with a valid student ID card) and £4.00 Child (16 and under), plus a £1.50 per ticket booking fee.



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