The Bears comfortably disposed of Stafford Town in a 3-0 win on a sunny Saturday in Boldmere.
Paget got off to a roaring start as Dean Morris sent the ball flying across the goal and into the net inside the second minute.
Despite the early lead Paget remained on top, and were rarely troubled by Stafford who struggled to muster an effective attack. In the 19th minute a Town corner was sent straight into the hands of Josh Benton, which pretty much summed up the attacking prowess of the visitors.
Both Bobby Moseley and Ross Dempster had chances to double the Wee Gers’ lead, and a long ball to Daniel Carter ended with a Stafford defender pushing the Paget attacker, but calls for a penalty were dismissed.
Minutes later Paget would get their revenge, Dean Crowley won the ball on the left wing before handing off possession to Billy Fagg. The Paget midfielder sent the ball into the patch of Craig Gasiewski who was barrelling down the left flank, his cross aiming for Carter hit the post but luckily the Paget striker picked up the loose ball chipping it to Dempster. The Bears’ no.9 played the ball to Fagg who sent it past the hapless Stafford goalkeeper.
Stafford ended the half with more fruitless attempts on the Paget goal, but were unable to undo the Bears’ two goal lead.
The opening minutes of the second half saw Town attack with purpose, but again lacked an end product, and were punished with less than 10 minutes played.
After nullifying a Paget counter attack Stafford sent an easily intercepted pass into the path of Fagg, his forward pass easily finding Carter who saw his effort saved, but to the dismay of Stafford the rebound was placed into the goal by Dempster.
At 3-0 the game was won with more than half-an-hour left on the clock, whilst Stafford managed to keep the deficit at three goals they struggled to get a consolation goal.
Updated 21:19 - 26 Feb 2018 by Joshua Smith