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Lions left licking their wounds after heavy loss and key injury

Pagham’s joint-managers Tom Simmonds and Richie Hellen will be looking for an upturn in fortunes as the Lions’ poor run continues.

 

The Nyetimber Lane side have won just once in their last seven matches, the latest of which was a 5-0 home defeat to Eastbourne Town.

 

Even though the visitors are flying and chasing a promotion spot, the loss – the club’s heaviest all season – gives those in charge plenty to think about.

 

Simmonds and Hellen, who had an excellent first year in charge of the club, will be looking for a reaction tomorrow when the Lions head to Hassocks (3pm).

 

Even though the pair have the support of the board, the club will want to see a young squad end the season on a positive note.

 

The management duo will have their work cut out though, particularly given that leading scorer Dan Simmonds is likely to be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury sustained in the loss to Town.

 

With eight games of the season and Pagham sitting 10th, a top half finish in the SCFL Premier should be the bare minimum for a side who were challenging for the top two until just before Christmas.

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