The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE PREMIER - By Sam Sk­il­ton

JOE Tay­lor’s sec­ond­half header con­signed ten-man Wor­thing to their first de­feat of the sea­son.

And the hosts added to their own mis­ery by miss­ing a sec­ond-half penalty.

The Rebels’ Cal­lum Kealy had an early shot blocked and a header tipped over the bar, while Sam Rents curled a free-kick just wide from the edge of the box.

Five min­utes be­fore half-time Mar­gate sub Sid­ney Sol­lis fired straight at Wor­thing keeper Lu­cas Co­volan and Gate keeper Henry New­combe palmed away Rents’ fierce ef­fort.

On 65 min­utes, Wor­thing de­fender Aaron Racine was dis­missed for two book­able of­fences in quick suc­ces­sion, the sec­ond a high chal­lenge on Ge­orge Brown.

From the free-kick Mar­gate led as Lee Prescott picked out an un­marked Tay­lor who headed in at the near post in the 67th minute.

Wor­thing were gifted an ex­cel­lent chance to equalise on 78 min­utes as hes­i­ta­tion by New­combe al­lowed Ad­ji­boye to steal in and when he was clipped by the Mar­gate keeper the ref­eree pointed to the spot.

Sub Ol­lie Pearce’s penalty clipped the out­side of the post.

Pearce had a stop­page-time shot from close range saved and Co­volan de­nied Brown as Mar­gate held on.

STAR MAN: Joe Tay­lor (Mar­gate) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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