New signing Callum Chalmers got a double as Pagham gave their relegation fight a boost with a 3-1 win over Alfold.
Jordan Clark gave the Lions a 31st-minute lead and Chalmers – who joined from Arundel – struck in the 56th minute and then added a second eight minutes later.
Tom Bold replied with a long-range free-kick.
Lions boss Kerry Hardwell dedicated the win to former manager and club legend Dave Kew, who died recently.
Hardwell said: “Three points with a performance to match was what we asked of the boys against Alfold and they certainly gave us that.
“It’s a platform for us to build on moving forward.
“We will enjoy the win and be back on the training pitch this week continuing to try and improve throughout.”
He added: “It was great to see new signing Callum Chalmers hit the ground running with two goals.
“I’d like to dedicate the three points to the late Dave Kew and family who sadly lost his life last week. As a Pagham boy myself, I know he falls under the bracket as a club legend. ”
A minute’s silence was held before the game in memory of the manager who guided the side to league and cup successes in the late eighties.
A celebration of Dave’s life is being held at the club on Saturday, February 15, from 1pm, ahead of the Peacehaven match.
Lions signed Kieron Playle-Howard, from Wick, and Alfie Bunker, from Midhurst and Easebourne, in midweek.
Third-from-bottom Pagham go to Crawley Down Gatwick tomorrow (3pm KO). Down are seventh in the SCFL premier division.