Under 21's - Match centre

Pagham Football Club
Steyning Town U21's
D Crouch (19'), J Irish (58'), G Cody (72')
Full time
Thu 23 Feb 19:30 - Cup

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.

Key moments

19:00
Goal David Crouch scores for Pagham Football Club
58:00
Goal Josh Irish scores for Pagham Football Club
72:00
Goal George Cody scores for Pagham Football Club

Highlights

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75:00 Sub On
Matt Ryan is substituted on for Pagham Football Club
72:00 Goal 3 - 0
George Cody scores for Pagham Football Club
72:00 Sub On
Michael Rogerson is substituted on for Pagham Football Club
69:00 Sub On
Mike Gilchrist is substituted on for Pagham Football Club
65:00 Sub On
Jake Stanley is substituted on for Pagham Football Club
58:00 Goal 2 - 0
Josh Irish scores for Pagham Football Club
End of period 1
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
David Crouch scores for Pagham Football Club
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Pagham Football Club
  • Steyning Town U21's
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  • David Crouch Goal 19:00'
  • Josh Irish Goal 58:00'
  • Jake Stanley Sub On 65:00'
  • Mike Gilchrist Sub On 69:00'
  • George Cody Goal 72:00'
  • Michael Rogerson Sub On 72:00'
  • Matt Ryan Sub On 75:00'

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