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Lions are in their seventh heaven

PAGHAM roared into round four of the SCFL charity cup showing no generosity to visiting Langney Wanderers.

 

The Eastbourne-based side were no match as the Lions scored for fun against their lower league opponents, eventually coming out 7-0 winners in front of a crowd of 66 at Nyetimber Lane.

 

Callum Overton was voted man of the match with a superb performance from the off.

 

But it was his strike partner Kieron Pamment who drew first blood for the Lions, scoring a low shot on seven minutes after some piercing approach work from Joe Shelley.

 

Langney, who are languishing towards the bottom of SCFL Division One, had moments of possession. Nathan Crabb almost clawed a goal back for the visitors, while Paul Weatherby stormed into the area with a run and shot that was cleared.

 

But it was The Lions that showed the cutting edge and just before the half hour Pamment grabbed his second of the game.

 

As the half drew to a close, Pagham were dominant in almost every position now. Overton had one ruled out for offside but made no mistake a few minutes later, netting the Lions’ third.

 

The half ended 3-0 to Pagham with the result seemingly in no doubt. Two minutes after the restart, and Joe Shelley made it 4-0 with a shot that deflected past Langney’s goalkeeper Leach.

 

Overton then added his second second and Pagham’s fifth moments later as the Lions threatened to run riot.

 

There was a break in play on the hour mark when Langney’s Wayne Wilkinson went down under a challenge and was forced off. But Pagham didn’t let up – Lloyd Rowlatt’s 71st minute strike rebounded off the post and beyond Leach to make it six. With just over ten minutes to go, Liam Humphreys made it seven.

 

The Lions roar on into the next round of the cup knowing that the margin of victory could well have been in double figures. Pagham; J.Binfield, J.Clark, D.Swain (B.Mepham 60), R.French, L.Humphreys, J.Shelley, L.Rowlatt, K.Pamment (J.Thurgar 60), C.Overton, R.Morey.

 

Unused subs – S.Wiggans, S.Murfin, D.Wollers Pagham made it two cup wins in less than a week after overcoming league leaders Shoreham in the SCFL Premier league cup on Tuesday night.

 

Two first half goals for the Musselmen left the Lions chasing the game. But a Scott Murfin strike pegged one back and Kieron Pamment struck in injury time to take the game to an extra period.

 

Callum Overton and Joe Shelley then scored to give the Lions a 4-2 win and take them roaring into the fourth round of the Peter Bentley Challenge Cup.

 

Next up for the Lions are Hailsham Town at Nyetimber Lane tomorrow. KO 3pm.

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