City produced another great away day performance this afternoon to beat play-off chasing Worthing by three goals to two in an eventful meeting on the South Coast. The hosts made a flying start to the game and were ahead on just four minutes when Elliott Frear tripped Meekums in the box and Pearce netted from the penalty spot. Despite this setback City soon settled and enjoyed the better of the rest of the first half without creating any clear-cut openings. However, within six minutes of the restart Sonny Cox crossed for Cody Cooke to head home a deserved equaliser. Looking to take full advantage of Worthing continually overplaying the ball in and around their own box, City’s pressure finally told on 62 minutes when Tom Smith got goalside of their defence only for Pye to bring him down right on the edge of the box. The defender received a straight red card and Smith doubled the punishment by firing the free-kick past keeper Male. Sonny Cox then blasted a 73rd minute shot against the post but two minutes later substitute Scott Wilson’s header from Frear’s cross looked to have made the game safe. With five minutes left, though, Colbran’s pinpoint free-kick made it 3-2. Chambers then headed a great chance over the bar but this was as close as the Rebels would come to denying City a fifth away win in their last six outings.