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Lions seek another goal-feast

Pagham’s goal show hits the road as the Nyetimber Lane entertainers seek back-to-back victories.

 

The Lions frontline has been in formidable form all season, netting 26 times in just eight matches – an average of more than three a game.

 

In the SCFL Premier alone, they have scored 17 times, making them the league’s top scorers despite playing one match fewer.

 

Pagham showed that fine form in midweek, overcoming nine-man Littlehampton Town 6-1 away from home.

 

With a trip to Worthing United to come tomorrow (3pm), a betting man would gamble on there being plenty of goals when the Lions’ fierce attack takes on the division’s worst defence.

 

That will be followed up by a home tie against SCFL Division One team Seaford Town on Tuesday (7.30pm) in the second round of the RUR Cup.

 

Even after beating a depleted Littlehampton side, hopes will be high that Pagham can make it two wins from two in the coming week.

 

The victory over the Golds was set up by a solid first-half showing with Andrew Chick and Callum Overton (2) getting on the scoresheet.

 

In the second period, Overton sealed his hat-trick with Chick getting a second and Scott Murfin netting late on to ensure the hosts were knocked for six.

 

Elsewhere in SCFL Division Two, fourth-place Sidlesham return to league action tomorrow with a spring in their step after an encouraging performance in the FA Vase.

 

Daren Pearce’s side put up a strong showing in Surrey against Combined Counties Premier side Knaphill.

 

After pushing the team ranked two divisions higher them all the way, a second half penalty decided the game in the home side’s favour.

 

The Sids will hope to build on that positive showing tomorrow at second-bottom Rottingdean Village (3pm).

 

Meanwhile, Bosham will be looking to kickstart their defence of the league title as they welcome Worthing Town to Walton Lane (3pm).

 

The Robins drew at Rustington 3-3 last time out when a late Declan Jenkins strike denied them the win after Graeme Dowden, Grant Ardmore and Callum Coker had put them in charge.

 

Bosham, under new manager Gary Lines, have taken just seven points from their first five games and sit eight points behind early pacesetters Jarvis Brook, who the Robins pipped to the title last year.

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