GRAYS ATHLETIC 1 WORTHING 4
LLOYD DAWES’ inspirational finishing kept Grays bottom of the league.
Blues have been muchimproved in recent times but had their work cut out against a Worthing side who have their eye on the play-off places.
The Rebels nearly led on two minutes but Omar Bugiel’s header was well blocked by Grays keeper Amadou Tangara.
In-form Grays striker Kieran Bishop fired over a sitter.
And he was made to pay when Worthing opened the scoring on 25 minutes. Arron Hopkinson was felled in the box and Dawes made no mistake from 12 yards.
Dawes came close to a second on 40 minutes but Tangara pushed his shot over.
But he got his second on 50 minutes, powerfully heading home Sam Rents’ free-kick.
Dawes was temporarily denied a hat-trick by excellent defending from Jamie Mascoll.
Hopkinson should have made the game safe but shot over when well placed
But Kane Wills was more clinical moments later, his strike too powerful for Tangara.
Bishop grabbed a late cconsolation in the final moments but the excellent Dawes had the last laugh, chipping home in stoppage-time.