Chichester and Pagham find you win some, you lose some...

Chichester City and Pagham both had one win and one defeat this week   Picture by Tommy McMillan
Chichester City and Pagham both had one win and one defeat this week Picture by Tommy McMillan
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Dorking Wanderers 3 Chichester City 0

FA Vase first qualifying round

CHICHESTER were beaten by Dorking for the second time this season, having already lost 1-0 in the league last month.

Wanderers put City under plenty of pressure during the opening stages and the opening goal came on 12 minutes when a long ball into the City area was back-headed straight into the path of Daryl Rooney Coleman, whose shot was well saved by keeper Anthony Ender before he player knocked in the rebound.

City fell further behind at the start of the second half. A well-timed run from Tom Tolfrey enabled him to get through on goal and take the ball past Ender to slot it into the net.

Committing men forward, City were caught out by a counter-attack on 65 minutes and Tolfrey struck the third goal from 12 yards out to make sure of the outcome.

City: Ender, Williams, Boulton, Boniface, Hibbert, Hegarty, Groom, F Smith, Gromett, Ansa, Silvester. Subs: Woolf, Northeast.

Storrington 2 Chichester 3

Peter Bentley Cup

City had a change of luck on Tuesday night when they beat Storrington.

Joe Gromett struck twice early on to put Chichester in a comfortable position, but the second-division hosts retaliated with a goal either side of the break.

However with five minutes remaining, a rather dubious penalty was awarded which Gromett converted to complete his hat-trick and earn victory for City.

Chichester visit Lancing in the league on Saturday.

Seven Acre & Sidcup 0 Pagham 1

FA Vase first round qualifying

Scott Murfin’s 71st-minute penalty was enough to earn Pagham another win in their excellent start to the season.

The win in Kent earns them a second qualifying round tie at home to Worthing United on October 4.

Pagham, captained by Jake Hawker in Neil Murfin’s absence, ran the first half and although Seven Acre were brighter in the second, the Lions always looked comfortable.

Murfin hit the post twice and Rob Brown once.

Pagham had the ball in the net twice only for each one to be ruled out –once because there were two balls on the pitch at the same time as someone in the crowd threw one back on after it had gone out and although it didnt interfere with play, the referee wiped the goal out.

The winner came when Michael Asere was fouled in the area and Murfin tucked away the kick.

* Pagham are out of the Peter Bentley Cup after losing 5-1 at Dorking in midweek. Lee Bradshaw netted their consolation.

The Lions are back at Dorking on Saturday for an FA Cup first qualifying round tie.