WORTHING United Football Club have paid tribute to players Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, who are both believed to be among the victims of the tragic Shoreham Airshow crash yesterday afternoon.
Matt and Jacob were both key members of the United squad who won the Sussex County League Division 2 league and cup double last season.
They were travelling to United’s home game with Loxwood in the Southern Combination League Premier Division when a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed into a busy stretch of the A27.
In the statement, Worthing United said: “Worthing United Football Club players Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt are both believed to be among the victims of yesterday’s tragic Shoreham Airshow crash.
“Grimbles was our first team goalkeeper, 23 years of age and a huge talent, quiet but reserved but a brilliant player with a huge potential to go further in the game.
“Jacob, who was also 23 years of age, small in stature and a tenacious midfielder, also very skilful with a eye for goal.
“They were both essential members of last season’s double-winning squad, the most successful season in the club’s history.
“At this point, we don’t know how or if we will cope with this. Worthing United is a family, part of the football family. We have been moved by the number of tributes to them that we have recevied from our fellow clubs and from the public.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Matt and Jacob.”
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