Worthing 2-1 Billericay Town

(Pamment 71’, 73’, Robinson 76’)

From Woodside Road

Isthmian Premier League

BILLERICAY Town suffered a third league defeat in succession as they suffered a further blow in their title tilt with defeat at Worthing.

Two quick-fire Kieron Pamment goals were enough for Worthing with Jake Robinson’s effort not enough for the leaders, who remain a point clear with six games in hand.

Town’s was one of just two Isthmian Premier League matches to go ahead following heavy snowfall last week, with Worthing’s artificial pitch holding up well in the freezing conditions.

And, following a wretched run, Town needed a good result and display against the side they had beaten 4-0 in the reverse fixture.

Liam Hughes brought a save out of Lucas Cavagnari, with the same man’s header then kept out by the Brazilian goalkeeper.

Sam Rents was Worthing’s brightest spark but his corner was cleared off the line by Joe Kizzi as the half neared its end.

But the excellence of Cavagnari was to keep it 0-0 - Robinson denied and Hughes’ effort ruled out for offside.

Alan Julian needed to be on full alert after the break and made two excellent saves to preserve his clean sheet, as Bricknell and Robinson were thwarted up the other end.

But two goals in three minutes altered the course of the game. On 71 minutes Pamment hammered past Julian to put the south coast side ahead.

And the same man netted the second, profiting after Julian had made an initial save to lob the ball into the net.

Jake Robinson ended his run of four games without a goal two minutes later to put the game back in the balance.

Danny Waldren was superbly kept out, following a late red card for Worthing’s Joel Colbran but it was to be a memorable day for Worthing come the final whistle.

Billericay Town: Julian, Evans (Wheeler 48’), Urquhart, Deering, Kizzi, Inman, Waldren, Hughes, Butcher (Rooney 69’), Bricknell (Cunnington 64’), Robinson