Brighton fan Fagan relishing Amex final

Jack Fagan
Jack Fagan

JACK FAGAN reflected on Worthing’s Sussex Senior Cup semi-final success and said: “I can’t wait to play at the Amex now.”

Rebels knocked out holders and two-divisions higher, National League South side Whitehawk with a 5-4 success on penalties, after it ended all square at 2-2 following extra-time at Culver Road last night.

Fagan was the hero in the shoot-out, stopping Sergio Torres, Danny Stevens and Lukas Santos Rodrigues’ efforts, while also slamming home Worthing’s third spot-kick.

Rebels’ prize is now a final date at the Amex where they will meet either Bognor Regis Town or Eastbourne Borough later this year.

As a massive Brighton fan, Fagan admitted that is a day he cannot wait for and said: I’ve never had that feeling before. I think you could see with the celebration from everyone at the end just what it means.

“It’s going to be a huge day for me, as a huge Brighton fan, to get a chance to play at the Amex.

“It’s amazing, it’s a chance for us to play at an unbelievable stadium on a great pitch and to showcase what we can do. We’ll have great support at the game and it’s going to be a fantastic experience.”

Fagan revealed he wanted to step up first for Rebels in the shoot-out but in the end had to settle for going third and the Worthing stopper had no fears stepping up from 12 yards.

He added: “I fancy myself on penalties, myself and Rikki Banks work on it in training and I was confident throughout the game.

“When the penalties came I said I wanted to go for first, but they were having none of that. In the end, I went third and I was always confident I was going to score.”

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