Goals 4 – 2
Shots 9 – 12
Shots on Target 6 – 4
Corners 3 – 4
Offsides 5 – 2
Fouls 9 – 8
Yellow/Red Cards 2/0 – 1/1
A brace by Brighton’s under 23’s striker Lorent Tolaj saw Brighton claim the sussex senior challenge cup against Worthing FC in a goal fest at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton have won four of the last five finals in this competition making them now 10 times champions after a 4-2 victory.
Worthing looked to have control of the game when Reece Myles-Meekums broke through and was in on goal when he was brought down by Jack Hinchy in the first half. Top goal scorer Oliver Pearce stepped up and added to his 35 goals this season by sending the keeper the wrong way.
Then Lorent Tolaj got the equaliser with a shot that left Harrison Male no chance in the 31st minute of the game. Untill only 8 minutes later he doubled his tally for the night after breaking free of the defence and calmly slotting the ball past Male to make it 2-1.
The Nine times champions added to their 2 goals after half time with Cam Peupion who had a shot that went under Male’s legs to make the game 3-1. Then only 5 minutes later Andy Moran with the up most of composure left two defenders on the ground to make it 4-1.
With only ten minutes to go Worthing pulled a goal back with a scramble in the box and stabbed home by Joel Colbran to make the game 4-2, the game was left on a sour note after Jasper Pattenden denied a clear goal scoring opportunity in the dying embers of the game.