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Lions looking to keep improving after cup win

Pagham boss Bob Paine will be hoping his young side have turned the corner as their performances start to lead to rewards.


The Lions have produced two excellent showings in the last week, losing out in extra time to Bridon Ropes in the FA Vase – a match they should have won – before beating SCFL Division One side Oakwood 2-0 in the Peter Bentley Cup.


Next up are two home league matches, with Crawley Down Gatwick visiting tomorrow (3pm) before early pacesetters Lancing make the trip along the A27 on Tuesday (7.45pm).


In SCFL Division One, Sidlesham chalked up their first win of the season after defeating Southern Counties East Division One side Stansfeld in the FA Vase.


Sids needed a replay to end the contest after a 2-2 draw at the Recreation Ground last weekend.


A chip from Jono Tallent, a placed shot from the middle of the box from Joe Manners, and an ice cool finish at the end from Ben Mepham sealed a 3-1 victory in midweek.


Next up for the Sids in that competition is visit from Kennington FC next weekend.


Before that, though, is a visit from high-flying Littlehampton Town tomorrow (3pm) before a short trip to Wick on Tuesday (7.45pm) as the club look to lift themselves from 16th in the 18- team division.


Fellow Division One side Selsey are fighting at the other end of the table, sitting sixth after four games of the season.


Daren Pearce’s side will look to build on that in the coming week when they host Worthing United tomorrow (3pm) before a visit from unbeaten league leaders Littlehampton Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).


Selsey were soundly beaten 5-0 by Southern Counties East Premier side Punjab United in the FA Vase.


That was followed by a 2-1 extra time victory over SCFL Premier’s Horley Town in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday.


After falling behind, a bizarre red card for the visitors when the number 11 threw his boot at the referee. That let Blues back into the match through Joe Bennett before Lindon Miller got the winner.


In SCFL Division Two Bosham host Brighton Electricity tomorrow (3pm) after beating Rottingdean Village 4-3 last time out.

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