A dominant first-half display was enough to hand Worthing Town the Sussex Girls Challenge Cup (Under-16s), as they beat Saywell Hawks at Culver Road on Sunday afternoon.
A brace from Katelon Goldsmith and a hat-trick from Grace Watkins allowed Worthing to lift the Sussex Girls Challenge Cup in impressive fashion. A goal from Maisie Guymer and a free-kick brace from Millie Townsend only proved to be consolation for Saywell in a final packed with goals.
It was Worthing who began the opening exchanges on the front foot, as they gained an early advantage after just two minutes when Watkins was first to react to a loose ball and rounded goalkeeper Stella Judkins to slot her side into the lead.
However, just one minute later Saywell equalised through Guymer, as she pounced on a through ball from Hannah Ives and beat the Worthing goalkeeper with a delightful chipped effort.
After a brief end-to-end period, Worthing managed to regain a foothold in the match, and in the 11th minute Watkins added a second to her tally, after Goldsmith picked her out with a pinpoint through ball.
Worthing then extended their lead in the 20th minute from a corner, as Goldsmith found herself free in the penalty area and nodded home at the near post. Saywell believed they pulled one back just a minute later, through Guymer once more, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Worthing looked to build on this dominant spell in the game, and just a minute before the interval they added a fourth. Goldsmith found herself in acres of space in the opposition penalty area, as she tapped home her second of the game with Watkins turning provider this time around. The goal meant that Worthing went into the break 4-1 to the good.