Champions of the Isthmian Premier League means Worthing will be playing at their highest ever level and they were worthy winners. The Sussex club won the title by ten points, scored a century of goals, and almost reached the 100-point mark. After two defeats in their opening four matches the tone was set in September through to the end of November when the Reds collected 31 points from 33 available. A similar run saw them drop just four points over the same number of fixtures from mid-January to mid-March. Worthing were comfortable winners, sealing the title with three games remaining.

2021/2022 Season
Isthmian Premier: 1st
F.A Cup: 1st Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 2nd Round
County Cup: Runner-Up
Top League Scorer: Ollie Pearce (35 goals)

Manager – Adam Hinshelwood

In his second spell as manager, Hinshelwood claimed the Isthmian Premier League title and reached the Sussex Senior Cup final. He is son of former Dartford defender Paul Hinshelwood and racked up 100 appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion, where he also had a spell as assistant manager after his first spell at Worthing. He took the step into management with Selsey before joining the Rebels the first time, but was enticed by the Seagulls as a number two. Hinshelwood returned to Woodside Road five years ago and in that time, he has improved results on the pitch eventually leading to their highest ever finish.

Summer Transfers

Transfers In Transfers Out
Kane Wills (Dorking Wanderers) Dajon Golding (Cheshunt)
Callum Kealy (Dorking Wanderers) Will Seager (Cheshunt)
Lewis White (Carshalton Athletic) Jasper Pattenden (Wycombe Wanderers)
Adam El-Abd (Whitehawk) David Ajiboye (Peterborough United)
Jake Robinson (Dartford) Dean Cox
Nodirbek Bobomurodov (Hungerford Town)  
Charlie Towning (Eastbourne Borough)  

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 3 / Worthing wins: 1 / Draws: 1

Previous Matches

Worthing 1 – 2 Dartford (26/09/2009 – F.A Cup)
Worthing 2 – 1 Dartford (20/11/1982 – F.A Cup)
Dartford 3 – 0 Worthing (12/11/1927 – F.A Cup)
Dartford 1 – 0 Worthing (12/10/1921 – F.A Cup)
Worthing 0 – 0 Dartford (08/10/1921 – F.A Cup)

Next Meetings

Dartford v Worthing – 27/08/2022
Worthing v Dartford – 28/01/2023


  • Dartford have won both games played at home against Worthing
  • The Darts have not played the Rebels for 12 years and have never met in a league fixture
  • Dartford have only ever played Worthing in F.A Cup matches. The pair have been drawn out together four times, the Darts progressed in the competition on three occasions to Worthing’s one.