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Lions out to tame the Musselmen

Pagham chiefs have issued a rallying call as the Lions prepare for a crunch top-of-the-table clash with Shoreham tomorrow (3pm).

 

Mark Bennett’s side are reeling after two consecutive league losses in the SCFL Premier.

 

Those defeats mean Pagham are now third, eight points behind first-placed Shoreham, with the Musselmen visiting Nyetimber Lane tomorrow.

 

The message from those at the club is that nothing but three points will do as The Lions look to get their promotion ambitions back on track.

 

Chairman Tony Shea said: “It’s a big game and we need to be at our best to get something from it.”

 

A fortnight ago, Pagham were cruising, unbeaten in 13 and buoyed after beating Shoreham 4-2 in extra time in the Peter Bentley league cup.

 

But a fortnight ago, Eastbourne Town snatched a last-second winner to condemn the Lions to a 3-2 defeat.

 

That was followed up by an even-more surprising 4-2 defeat away at AFC Uckfield.

 

Goals from Kieron Pamment and Ryan Morey had pulled Pagham back level in the match.

 

But efforts from Ryan Cooper and James Feist late on meant the Lions had to make the long journey back down south with their tail between their legs.

 

That defeat – which one regular described as “easily the worst performance of the season” – has seen Pagham slip to third, one point behind Haywards Heath in second.

 

As the club looks to put that defeat behind them this weekend, Shea said all former players at the club were welcome to Nyetimber Lane for free this weekend.

 

The hope is there will be a bumper crowd to roar the Lions on to success.

 

But with Shoreham losing just once in the league all season, and scoring 18 in their last four, it will be a tough task.

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