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Lions chief: “We must move on”

“We must move on” – that is the message from Pagham chairman Tony Shea after his side suffered a last minute defeat to Eastbourne Town.


Two goals from Kieron Pamment – his 13th in eight games – looked to have given the Lions all three points last Saturday.


But an equaliser from Evan Archibald with ten minutes to go and then a winner from Adebola Sotoyinbo seven minutes into injury time ensured a first defeat in 14 matches for Mark Bennett’s side.


The Lions now sit five points behind Shoreham in the SCFL Premier with the Musselmen set to visit Nyetimber Lane on December 3.


Before that though is a trip to AFC Uckfield Town tomorrow (3pm).


The omens are good for Pagham, with the hosts having only one win in 14 matches in all competitions.


Shea though warned against complacency.


Speaking to the Post, he said: “We have lost one league game out of 11 or 12.


“We must forget about it and get back on it starting away at Uckfield.


“It be a tough game on a muddy pitch but we have to go and get the result to get back on track ASAP.”


Saturday’s result could have been a lot different if the officials had seen a late Pagham strike cross the line before Town grabbed the winner.


Speaking to The Post he said: “Eastbourne are a good side who finished second in the league last season.


“We have to take it on the chin and move on.


“The good thing is they will take points off other sides around us throughout the season.”


The match against the league leaders on December 3 will be a chance for Pagham to close the gap – and Shea is using the game to offer all former Lions’ players free entry to Nyetimber Lane in what he hopes will be a happy reunion.

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