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Everything’s all-Wight for Chi in pre-season

Chichester City kicked off their preparations for their first ever season in step 4 with a visit to a classic summer holiday destination.


But it was no vacation for Chi who put in the hard yards under a baking sun to get their pre-season preparations under winning ways against an Isle of Wight XI with goals from Callum Overton and Lukas Jones.


They head to more familiar surroundings this Saturday when they take on Arundel as they build-up sharpness and fitness ahead of their first game in the newly named BetVictor South East Division.


Sidlesham looked to have picked up exactly where they finished last season as they started pre-season with a thumping 4-2 win over familiar foes Bosham on Saturday before following that up on Tuesday with a 2-1 over Premier Division East Preston.


They will step up their preparations with a home game against Rustington on Saturday.


Meanwhile, Bosham will face a difficult start when the new season kicks off again having just learned their first three fixtures will all be on the road.


Tony Hancock’s Robins will travel to re-elected St Francis Rangers on August 17 and then Montpelier Villa and Ferring on bank holiday Monday before finally enjoying home comforts against Rottingdean Village on the last day of the month.


Pagham will begin life under new boss Bob Paine on the road at Hamble this Saturday.


The former East Preston manager has taken over at Nyetimber Lane following the surprise departure of Tom Simmonds.


One of his first competitive fixtures in charge will be against either Worthing United or Oakwood in the second round of the Peter Bentley Cup after the draw was made earlier this month.

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