Selsey hit seven .,. City win on road ... Pagham beaten, Stags held

Pagham No10 Howard Neighbour on the ball at Horsham YMCA   Picture by Clive Turner
Pagham No10 Howard Neighbour on the ball at Horsham YMCA Picture by Clive Turner

Selsey had the result of the week among our Sussex League sides – winning 7-1 at Ringmer to illuminate a campaign that’s been one long, hard struggle.

Ringmer 1 Selsey 7

Division one

Selsey produced the result of the season – or pretty much any season – when they hammered hosts Ringmer 7-1 on Tuesday night.

In the context of the Blues’ season, it was a remarkable win and will give them confidence to end a tough season on a high.

Dean Stuart Platt and Toby Lempriere put them 2-0 up at the break and James Parsons and Mark Thompson made it four.

Stuart Platt, Lempiere and Thompson all scored again. Ringmer got a late one back.

It came three days after Dorking had won 2-0 at the High Street Ground. Selsey host Littlehampton this week.

Ringmer 0 Chichester City 1

Division one

Michael Frangou’s 41st-minute goal earned Daren Pearce’s men three points on the other side of Sussex.

A fine defensive performance gave City a win which lifted them to 14th in the table.

It sets them up well for a big week ahead. They host Eastbourne Town in the league on Saturday, then face Newhaven at Shoreham in their Peter Bentley Cup semi-final next Tuesday.

Horsham YMCA 1 Pagham 0

Division one

A solitary goal left Pagham pointless at YM – and saw them slip seven points off leaders Dorking.

Nicholas Sullivan downed the Lions with a 79th-minute winner, denting their hopes of challenging for the title.

Gary Block’s team host East Preston on Saturday.

Rustington 1 Midhurst 1

Division two

Lewis Hamilton saved a point for Midhurst at Rustington.

His 40th-minute equaliser cancelled out Steve Gettings’ opener to extend the Stags’ fine run of results.