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Selsey boss Pearce is looking to hit home run

Daren Pearce is keen to get on a roll as Selsey return to the Bunn Leisure Stadium.


Max Davies grabbed all four goals as they fought back twice at Storrington in SCL division one last Saturday to snatch a late winner in added time.


They followed that 4-3 win up with a 1-1 draw at Seaford Town on Tuesday evening in which Davies struck with an overhead kick.


Selsey host Roffey tomorrow (3pm) before AFC Varndeanians visit on Tuesday and boss Pearce is eager to keep the unbeaten run going.


Pearce said: “We are trying to build some momentum because we have been a bit stop-start over the last few weeks because of the weather.


“We have also had inconsistency because we have had people being out injured and not available.


“Against Storrington was the first time we had been able to pick from a fully fit squad apart from Tom Atkinson, who was on his level two coaching course at Chelsea.


“We were at full strength, which is the first time we have been able to say that for a number of weeks, so that was pleasing.”


Pearce revealed a half-time pep talk was required in the win over the Swans in which Davies starred.


He told The Post: “The lads dug themselves out of a hole on Saturday. They didn’t play too well in the first half but we nicked a good goal just before the break after great work by Callum Dowdell which got our tails up a little bit.


“But before that our final ball had not been great and Storrington deservedly led at half-time.


“We had a few harsh words at the break and the lads to their credit got back in it and equalised before Storrington went 3-2 ahead


“These lads do not give up. They have always been told to keep plugging away, which is what they did and Max got the equaliser and then got the winner.


“It’s a good way to win a game but from a manager’s point of view it’s a bit up and down in the emotions.”


Davies scored three headers and from the penalty spot in the win over Swans.


Pearce said: “The lads have been playing well but if you score four goals it is a bit special and he is a good lad.


“He came to us at the start of the season as he didn’t really get a chance elsewhere.


“We have given him a chance and he has done all that we have asked of him.


“He’s a good lad and works hard. He’s a good team player and it’s not just about him.


“He’s not a big time Charlie in any way, shape or form and does what he does best, which is put the ball in the back of the net.”

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