Medlock’s Debut Goal in Vain as Hillians Depart from Alan Turvey Trophy
Ian Chapman made seven changes to Saturday’s line-up giving debuts to recent signings George Brown. Billy Medlock, Marcos Ribeiro and Youth team goalkeeper Tom McAlpine.
The away side started the better against a young Worthing side and Medlock broke the deadlock after 14 mins with a near-post finish from Leon Redwood’s free kick. Some sloppy passing was capitalised upon by the home team to equalise after 26 mins.
Hillians started the second half brightly, but the course of the game changed, when on 52 mins, the officials sent off George Brown, much to the amazement of the 444 spectators in the ground! The referee was in the thick of things again, when Pointing was adjudged to have fouled Worthing’a centre forward in the box – with the resulting penalty being converted. The 10 men of Hill continued to apply pressure on the home side’s goal, and had a strong appeal for a penalty, following a foul on Akanbi, waved away. Guy Bolton continued to impress in the midfield and Toby Pointing was solid in defence, but a frustrating night that saw the Hillians exit the Alan Turvey Trophy.