SELSEY’S early-season struggle for results continued with two defeats in three days.
They held their own for long periods both at home to Ringmer on Saturday and at Arundel on Monday but ended up paying for defensive frailties.
Against Ringmer, James Parsons scored his second goal of the season to cancel out an early Louis Pople strike and it was 1-1 at the break. But Pople and Billy Trickett scored in the second half to leave the Blues still pointless after a 3-1 reverse.
Their woes continued at Mill Road on a rainy bank holiday Monday as they let in five in 40 minutes, 5-1 the final score after skipper David Rough had fired them into a 29th-minute lead.
Alex Biggs, Jordan Clark and Scott Tipper, who netted a hat-trick, scored the goals that left Steve Bailey’s team one of the bottom of division one.
They’ll hope the Sussex Senior Cup brings a change of fortune – they go to Steyning in the first round on Saturday.