Defensive failure followed by floodlight failure by Pagham

PAGHAM and Midhurst’s clash in the second-round of the Brighton Charity Cup lasted all of five minutes on Tuesday night as a floodlight failure at Nyetimber Lane meant the curtain came down early.

Valiant attempts to get them on again failed and the game will now be replayed at a later date.

Pagham were hoping to get back to winning ways after their 4-1 humbling at Ringmer on Saturday.

Pagham came up against a Ringmer side playing their first match in just under a months, and they felt the brunt of their frustrations.

On 13 minutes Ringmer’s pressure paid as Dan Davis volleyed home a free kick to put them ahead.

Pagham went close on 30 minutes as a free kick sailing over the bar, before a fine save from the denied them from a corner.

Pagham came out after half-time a different side but their early pressure was soaked up well.

On the hour mark however, they found themselves further behind as Kieran Patel blasted home from the edge of the area after an intial shot was blocked.

With little over 15 minutes left Scott Murfin pulled one back for Pagham, but thoughts of a comeback were soon extigushed as Marc Whiteman resoted Ringmer’s two-goal lead, and Joe Dryer added the fourth in injury time