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Pagham chief backs bosses

Pagham chairman Tony Shea is backing his managers to get it right as the Lions look to recover from their worst run of results in recent memory.

 

Just a few months ago the Nyetimber Lane side were competing for one of the two promotion spots at the top of the SCFL Premier.

 

But a mixture of injuries, suspensions and players departing for pastures new have seen Pagham slide down to tenth.

 

Despite their best efforts, joint managers Tom Simmonds and Richie Hellen have struggled to pick their side up, culminating in a 5-0 loss to Eastbourne Town a fortnight ago and a 4-0 loss last weekend at Hassocks.

 

With a trip to Eastbourne-based Langney Wanderers tomorrow, Shea is backing the duo to get things right.

 

Shea said: “I am absolutely backing them. It’s not been great to watch, they know that and they know what we’re looking for next season.

 

“But we’re working hard to improve the side and we will continue to do that. They are still managers and that’s what they will continue to do.”

 

It is the 4-0 loss at struggling Hassocks which will be of real concern to Pagham fans.

 

Earlier in the season, the Lions beat the Robins 5-2 in front of their home crowd.

 

But four months on, Pagham looked unlikely to reach such heights and stumbled to a disappointing away defeat.

 

Shea said: “We just have to try to regroup and try and win as many points as we can between now and the end of the season.

 

“It’s not been a great three months, probably the worst three months since I have been chairman.

 

“But you take the good with the bad, players will come and go from Pagham FC, and at the end of the day we have to focus on the fact that we are in the county league and have had good times in last three years.

 

“Now is the time for us to roll our sleeves up and get it right.”

 

In SCFL Division One, tenth-place Sidlesham head to Hailsham Town tomorrow (3pm) looking to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 loss at Seaford last time out.

 

Meanwhile, Bosham will be looking to follow up a fine 1-0 win over fourth-placed Rottingdean Village when they head to Cowfold (2pm).

 

A solitary Alex Barnes strike just before the break was enough to seal all three points for the Walton Lane side. Robins have now won three of their last four but have just two matches remaining this season.

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