Rocks rained off - but Pagham are glad county league games survive

The Rocks’ lead at the top of Ryman one south is down to a point after they made the long trip to Ramsgate only for the game to be rained off.

The Rams had passed the pitch fit for play in the morning but further rain made it unplayable and the game was called off close to 2pm - infuriating many of the Rocks fans who had made the long journey, who felt a decision could have come earlier.

There was more bad news for the green army later when Met Police grabbed a 90th-minute winner to win 3-2 at Chatham to cut the Rocks’ lead at the top to a point. The Met have one game in hand.

Happily, the weather was not so bad in Sussex and most county league games went ahead.

Pagham trounced struggling Eastbourne Utd 6-0 at Nyetimber Lane.

The Lions are now just two points off top spot in division one - although they have played seven games more than second-placed Crawley Down, who won 2-0 at Selsey.

Chichester slipped to a 1-0 loss at Wick.

In division two Midhurst lost by the odd goal in five at Worthing Utd.

Third-division action saw Bosham and Barnham share six goals for the second time this season, while Sidlesham drew 2-2 at home to Haywards Heath.

There’s one game involving a local side on Tuesday, when Chichester go to Storrington in round two of the Brighton Charity Cup.

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