Pagham back in action - but it's not an Abbey outcome

Pagham got their pre-season off and running at Abbey Rangers up in Addlestone in Surrey, but were well beaten 6-2.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 5:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 12:48 pm
Football friendlies have begun in earnest
Football friendlies have begun in earnest

Playing with around half of last season’s first team regulars, they were on the backfoot from the start, conceding goals in the 13th, 22nd and 26th minutes. A fourth for Rangers was a bit harsh but duly arrived after a minute or so of the second half.

A spirited recovery came slowly from the Lions, helped by two low, hard hit strikes by Grant Radmore from the edge of the box in the 68th and 71st minutes. Unfortunately, a harshly given penalty to the home team seconds before the final whistle gave the final score of 6-2 a slightly unfair look.

Pagham: Maciek Kason, Ben Fox, Ryan Hallett, Joe Clarke, Conor Geoghegan, Dylan Jelley, Callum Chalmers, Ross Edwards, Grant Radmore, Dan Simmons & Sam Connolly. Subs (all used): Troy Sexton, Sam Rolph, Matt Hambleton, Ollie Hambleton, Jack Williamson and Mason Haga-Hammond.