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Pearce revels in the Blues’ purple patch

Selsey’s search for a top four finish continues as the Blues’ emphasis on youth looks to paying dividends for all at the Bunn Leisure Stadium.


Daren Pearce was given clear instructions when he took up the reins at High Street – support emerging talent and improve on last year’s mid-table finish.


With just four games of the season to play, it looks as though he has succeeded on both fronts.


In just a few months the former Sidlesham boss has moulded together an excellent young side which is making great strides in the SCFL Division One.


Last weekend’s 3-0 victory at home to Mile Oak was just the latest in an excellent run which stretches back to the start of the year.


Those three points keep Selsey in fifth, just one point behind AFC Varndeanians in fourth.


It also means Blues have lost just once in 12 matches in the league, a run which has seen them put clear water between them and the chasing pack.


Results like last weekend have helped them close the gap, with Lindon Miller, Joe Bennett and Callum Dowdell all scoring in what turned out to be a comfortable victory.


But they will have to wait a fortnight before returning to action, with their next match coming on March 23 at struggling Midhurst & Easebourne. However, Pearce will urge against complacency, reminding his charges they lost the reverse fixture.

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