LADY luck is never there when you need her.
It’s not clear what Bognor did to offend the powerful grand dame over the summer, but that little touch of fortune she brings has deserted the Nyewood faithful so far this term.
Another test comes tomorrow when the Rocks travel to Whitehawk, a side that until a few days ago had not won in National South.
But, under the direction of Steve King, the Brighton-based Hawks are starting to pick up.
Pearce said: “Knowing the players he has signed, I imagine they will be physically strong and direct, which will play to their strengths. I don’t blame them for that.
“After their win, they are obviously on a high and the one club they want to play is us, given our position and state of injuries. I’m on the phone all day trying to get players in and hopefully will bring some in by Saturday.”
One thing that is certain is that the Rocks will be cheered on by a sizable following, with scores of fans heading along the coast.
Pearce said: “Our supporters have been magnificent this year given where we are in the league and how little we’ve given them to cheer at home. I’ve no complaints from the efforts of the players, either, but results say we’re not doing well.”