Pagham happy to hit six at Uckfield

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Pagham’s first and second teams have recorded their first wins for 2012.

As a rehearsal for a John O’Hara cup semi-final, the first team’s Sussex League first-division win at Uckfield couldn’t have gone better - it ended 6-1.

They were 2-0 up within ten minutes through Lewis Hyde and James Temple in boggy conditions as John Price, in the absence of Carl Stabler, oversaw another convincing away win.

The floodgates opened when Howard Neighbour scored number three on 67 minutes.

Two minutes later Temple got his second.

Uckfield got a consolation but Harry Williams, so impressive on his debut the week before, netted a fine strike and Jake Hawker added a sixth to leave the Lions again dreaming of a top-two finish.

This week they entertain Crowborough.

Luke Cooper’s Pagham reserves ground out a 1-0 win against obstinate Eastbourne United.

Anders Wyatt scored the winner two minutes before the break.

JON ROSE