Rocks’ poor run goes on ... so does Pagham’s fine form

The Rocks’ run of league defeats goes on and they’re down to 13th in the Ryman premier division.

Their 3-0 defeat at Margate was the sixth successive Saturday - and the sixth time in seven games - they have lost without scoring.

They’ll be hoping their midweek form - which has seen them chalk up two Tuesday wins and a draw and score 11 in three - continues this week when they host Canvey Island.

In division one of the Sussex League, Pagham remain fourth - and are just three points off top spot - after a 4-2 home win over AFC Uckfield.

James Ford’s two goals at the end of the first half set them on their way and Scott Murfin and Max Thoms made sure of the points in the second half.

Selsey fought back from 3-1 down at home to Horsham YMCA to draw 3-3. Connor Cody’s double set up a grandstand finish and Dan Hegarty got an injury-time winner.

In division two Midhurst drew 1-1 at Rustington - Luke Sheldrick the scorer.

The top-of-division-three clash at Mill Road was won by Sidlesham, who fought back from Mark Pedrick’s openr from Barnham to win 2-1 through John Phillips’ double.

Get all the action and reaction in the Observer - out on Thursday.

STEVE BONE