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Lions need to roar on in league

Pagham chairman Tony Shea has warned that the club must keep up the pressure at the top of the table if they are to push for promotion this season.

 

The last fortnight has seen the Nyetimber Lane side secure two good wins in cup competitions.

 

Tomorrow sees the second place Lions return to league action, keen to close the two point gap to Shoreham at the top of the SCFL Premier.

 

The visitors are Eastbourne Town (3pm KO), a side that narrowly missed out on promotion last season but have fallen back to mid-table this time round.

 

Speaking to the Post, chairman Tony Shea said: “It’s a really important game and we need to be focused and keep up the recent results we have had to keep in the hunt at the top of the league.

 

“We are expecting a hard game.

 

“Crowds have slightly improved and hopefully they get better as the season goes on.”

 

The return to the league comes after cup success in recent weeks.

 

A win at higher ranked East Grinstead Town has seen the Nyetimber Lane side move into the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup, setting up a possible next round tie with Bognor or Brighton and Hove Albion.

 

Tuesday also saw Mark Bennett’s men progress in the Peter Bentley league cup, with a 3-0 win against Worthing United.

 

Callum Overton struck early on before two goals from Kieron Pamment – his 10th and 11th in seven games – secured the win.

 

Shea said: “Kieron is on a bit of a roll at the moment – after a slow start he’s knocking them in now.

 

“It was a very tight game on an awkward pitch with rain coming down but we did what we had to do.”

 

The win sets up a potential semi-final against Chichester City, who must overcome Langney Wanderers in the quarter final.

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