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Lions hunt for their first victory in four

Pagham will be out to stop the rot as they search for their first victory in four.

 

The Lions have hit the wall in recent weeks, losing their unbeaten SCFL Premier record before being defeated in the last 64 of the FA Vase.

 

The bad run continued last weekend against Saltdean United when, despite starting the match against ten due to the opponents’ goalkeeper going to the wrong ground, Lions slumped to a 1-0 reverse against their fellow promotion chasers.

 

Those performances have seen Pagham slip from fourth to sixth in the league and in desperate need of a win when they welcome surprise package Crawley Down to Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (3pm).

 

A second home match in a week follows on Tuesday with the rearranged Sussex Senior Cup third round tie against Bostik Premier Burgess Hill on Tuesday (7.30pm).

 

Pagham are set to be without striker George Gaskin who was sent off in the defeat to Saltdean.

 

Joint-manager Tom Simmonds, who leads the team alongside Richie Hellen, said: “It is nice to test ourselves against teams who play in divisions above us

 

“Last year we played five from the league above and I think we went through against four of them.

 

“It’s a good opportunity for us all to see where we stand and I’m sure the lads will be up for it.”

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