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Lions secure 3 points at Home!

Josh Miller6 Dec 2021 - 20:04
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Pagham carried on there recent league form with an emphatic win over East Preston.

Pagham 6
East Preston 2


With a few changes in the Pagham side and some regular names on the bench. Pagham carried on there recent league form with an emphatic win over East Preston.

Today’s proceedings carried on pretty much the same as Tuesday night with a high tempo and a quick sharp pressing top three, looking to put pressure on the East Preston back four from the minute go. Joe Clarke winning the ball high up the pitch and sliding pagham forward Ryan Morey in who slotted home calmly only to be ruled off side from the officials.

Pagham seemed to be in control and capitalised on 12 minutes with a pinpoint corner from Morey finding a George Bingham head glancing it in to the far corner. Although Clarke was adamant the last touch was from himself they both ran off celebrating.

On 35 minutes Olly Hambleton took the ball on the half turn and placed a beautifully weighted through ball for Grant Radmore who’s turn of pace left centre half Jordan Dudas for dead and clinically finished across goal. An injured Lukas Micevicius gave way to Jakob Heryet.

The second half saw the introduction of bagsman Jack Langford who seemed hungry for goals. It took him under 3 minutes to get he’s first of two of the afternoon. As Morey was brought down as he tried to round the keeper. Langford powerfully sends it home the resulting penalty.

Morey picked up the ball wide left and ran towards goal, breezing past two East Preston defenders and slotting home from a tight angle, a well deserved goal from a hard working performance. Then came 2 minutes of madness what saw East Preston score 2 goals in 2 minutes scored by Harry Russell and Matt Storm they seemed to up there game.

Pagham took a deep breath and took control back after the substitution seeing Finlay smith on for the last 30. A second from Langford and a first goals of the season for heryet rounded off a controlled performance from pagham.

Manager Pharo said at FT “ it was a pleasing performance and win. a great day all round, it was good to see so many familiar faces back into the ground and bar and a performance from the boys who hopefully will bring the crowds back next time round. I took a gamble on an opportunity to rest a few and I feel it paid off, a good rest for a few and some good minutes in legs for others. I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. Something that we haven’t been able to say a lot this season but I’d like to put on record that today’s referee and his two assistants were excellent, let the game flow and didn’t take themselves too seriously”

Boughton, Da Costa , Jelly, Geoghegan, M.Hambleton, Bingham( smith) , O.Hambleton, Clarke, Micevicius ( Heryet), Radmore(Langford) Morey.

Star Man - R.Morey

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