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Blues out to banish cup loss

Selsey make their home bow this season looking to bounce back from the disappointment of an early FA Cup exit.


Daren Pearce’s side welcome Storrington to the Bunn Leisure Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in SCFL Division One looking to following up an opening day 6-1 win at Roffey.


Blues confidence took a small blow last weekend when they were defeated by Essex Senior League side Tower Hamlets 2-1 in the FA Cup extra preliminary round.


After falling behind to the hosts in the first half, Selsey took inspiration from the skyscrapers at nearby Canary Wharf to soar to new heights in the second period.


Callum Dowdell equalised for Pearce’s side before a period of sustained pressure saw a number of efforts cleared off the line by the home side.


Hamlets then went up the other end and scored the winner – leaving Selsey thinking about what could have been on the long trip back south.


Fellow Division One side Sidlesham are also in action tomorrow, making the journey along the coast to play recently-relegated Shoreham (3pm).


Sids are yet to win this campaign, after an opening day defeat to Oakwood was followed by a 3-2 loss at Roffey in the first round of the Peter Bentley Cup last weekend.


Their opponents, who are very much in rebuilding mode, beat Combined Counties Premier side Colliers Wood United in the FA Cup last weekend.


In SCFL Division Two, Bosham make their season bow tomorrow with a trip to St Francis Rangers (3pm). The Robins lost their last pre-season match to Arundel 6-1 last weekend.

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