Pagham chairman Tony Shea believes his side have what it takes to lift some silverware again this season.
The Lions have been in fine form in recent weeks, a run that has rocketed them up to second in the SCFL Premier.
While a run of four wins was brought to a halt with a 0-0 draw at Peacehaven, Pagham’s focus switches to the Sussex Senior Cup, where they face Isthmian South side Horsham. The match on Tuesday (7.30pm) in front of a home crowd is a tough one on paper.
But having defeated other sides from higher levels, such as Lewes and Sittingbourne, already this term, Shea believes his side will be up to the quarter-final challenge.
He said: “It will be a very hard game but we showed what we can do when we beat Lewes in the last round. I’m optimistic that we can match anyone at home. It is a really good draw.”
Pagham, who lifted the Peter Bentley Cup last year, also have a home RUR cup semi final against Newhaven on January 23 (7.30pm).
Shea said: “If we can reach another final for the second season running that would be great for everyone.”