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Lions head to Horley full of fight after narrow loss

Pagham’s pursuit of their first league win in eight matches takes them to Horley Town tomorrow (3pm).


Bob Paine’s young side are improving as the season rolls on – but now is the time to start picking up points.


The Lions, who are currently third bottom of the SCFL Premier, know they need to turn dominating possession into taking chances.


Tomorrow’s match will be a tough test against a side who are currently fourth in the standings.


That will be followed by a home match against Newhaven in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).


Lions will look to draw the positives from their last performance which saw them a few centimetres away from picking up a well-deserved draw,


Pagham dominated the opening period against in form United but were unable to find the breakthrough.


Into the second period and the visitors took control of the match with two quickly-taken goals putting them in front.


But whatever else this Lions side lack, it is not heart or spirit and they flew at the United defence in waves.


On 74 minutes, Tom Chalaye slid his shot just wide of the post, before, less than a minute later, Cian Tilley headed home from close in and the Lions were back in the game.


A penalty for a trip on Chalaye with five minutes left gave them the perfect chance. But the sub unfortunately struck the ball wide of the goal.


Tilley then almost stole a point, but his header was cleared off the line late on.


In SCFL Division One Selsey welcome Bexhill United to the Bunn Leisure Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in the league cup.


Blues, who have won just once in eight matches in all competitions, had their match against Seaford postponed last weekend. They will be looking for revenge against Bexhill who beat them 2-0 in the league just three weeks ago.


In SCFL Division Two Bosham are hunting their first win in six as the head to Rustington (3pm).


Goals from Alex Barnes and Joel Jackson were not enough to inspire the Robins to victory over ten-men Montpelier Villa as they lost 3-2 in the Division Two challenge Cup.

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