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.
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.