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Lions chief: ‘We’re a match for anyone’

Pagham chairman Tony Shea believes his side will continue to be a match for anyone as the Lions quest for silverware rolls on.


A 2-2 draw with SCFL Premier promotion rivals Three Bridges on Tuesday evening means the Nyetimber Lane side have now only lost one match in 20.


With a game at relegation-threatened Arundel to come tomorrow (3pm), the odds are firmly stacked on Pagham’s side to extend that run. But their task will be made harder with the absence of top scorer Dan Simmonds, who was dismissed after a nasty tackle on the hour mark at Three Bridges.


That triggered a 40-man brawl involving players and officials from both sides. Simmonds and three home players then received reds.


With an FA investigation into the incident underway, Shea was determined that Pagham’s focus remained on the task ahead – starting at Arundel tomorrow.


He said: “We’re showing that we are a hard team to beat. We would have taken a draw at Three Bridges beforehand.


“It’s important we now kick on. We’re in good form and any side that will play us will expect a tough match.”


Pagham, who are currently fifth, went two up thanks to a 40-yarder from Callum Overton and a Simmonds’ strike put the Lions in front, only for Bridges to get back on equal terms.


Shea said: ” After the incident it wasn’t much of a spectacle, everyone was still shocked.”

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