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Early setbacks undo Selsey

Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for Selsey last Saturday in a 2-0 defeat to Wick.


The Blues went a goal down within 17 seconds when Ollie Young scored.


They then lost goalkeeper Billy Nash to injury after 12 minutes and outfield player Joe Bennett took over the gloves.


Scott Murfin added a second and that was how it finished for the Blues.


Selsey are at home tomorrow when they host AFC Varndeanians.


Boss Kerry Hardwell wants a response after a 2-0 loss at Hassocks left Pagham second from bottom in SCFL premier.


New signing Jimmy Wild made his Lions debut and almost scored in the first minutes.


But Tom Benson opened the scoring on 25 minutes and Harvey Blake’s long-range effort sealed the Robins’ win seven minutes after the break.


The Lions host Alfold tomorrow (3pm) and their manager expects to see his side show more fight.


Hardwell said: “It was a very disappointing performance from the boys on a day where I thought we could hit 2020 with three points.


“We lacked passion and determination and also creativity going forward, something that will need to be addressed quickly as we now find ourselves second from bottom.


“We controlled the game throughout without really testing their goalkeeper. We must bounce back in the league this week.”


Pagham bowed out of the RUR Cup on Tuesday night, losing 2-0 to Eastbourne Town.


The club are mourning the death of former manager Dave Kew.


Charasmatic figure Kew guided the club through a successful period, winning Division One titles in 1987-88 and again as runaway champions in 1988-89.


The Lions also lifted the RUR Cup in 1988-89 and the John O’Hara Cup in the same season.


Bosham, in division two, lost 5-1 at Angmering Village last Saturday.


They host Worthing Town tomorrow (2pm KO) bidding for an instant response.



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