Young Lions roar into Semi Final
Pagham U21's booked a place in the Semi Final of the Under 21 Challenge Cup, with a 3-0 win over Steyning Town last night.
The Lions started well and Dave Crouch opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a cool finish from 12 yards. The opening 35 minutes was all Pagham and chances fell for Cody, Irish and Rafferty but Pagham couldn't find a second.
Steyning changed their formation and that caused one or two problems for the Lions defence, although goalkeeper Jordan Matthews wasn't called into action much.
HT - PAGHAM 1-0 STEYNING TOWN.
Steyning forced the first save from Matthews on 50 minutes as the visitors began to grow further into the game. But when goalscorer, Dave Crouch was fouled in the Steyning penalty area on 58 minutes, it gave Josh Irish the chance to double Pagham's lead which he did, tucking the ball in the bottom left corner. 2-0.
George Cody completed the scoring and assured Pagham's place in the Semi Final when he raced through on goal and slotted home underneath the onrushing 'keeper.
It was a strong and convincing performance from the young Lions who now sit top of the SCFL U21 table and await a date for the Semi Final of the cup.
Tom Simmonds and Will Searle's men are back in league action next and face Southwick at Nyetimber Lane.