Lancers hit late winner at Pagham

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A LAST-GASP winner gave Lancing Football Club a 2-1 win away to Pagham on Tuesday evening.

Leaders Lancing bounced back from their 4-1 defeat at Horsham on Saturday and the win kept them top of the table.

They are two points ahead of second-placed Newhaven, who they host on Saturday, after Newhaven won 6-1 at home to Eastbourne United on Tuesday.

Lancers took the lead on 11 minutes when Richard Greenfield curled a shot past stranded Pagham keeper James Binfield.

Pagham almost responded instantly but Dan Simmonds struck a post less than a minute later.

Greenfield was then denied by a tremendous save from Binfield, before Pagham’s Dan Martin missed two chances just after the half-hour mark.

Both sides went close, before Simmonds drew Pagham level on the hour.

Simmonds was again denied by the woodwork on 68 minutes, before Lancing finished the game strongly.

Just as Pagham thought they had held on for a point, Lancing substitute Jaz Rance smashed home the winner in added time.

LANCING: Fidler, Mills, Fenton, Bygraves, J.Spinks, Bowra, Williamson, Rouane, Eason, O’Callaghan, Greenfield. Subs: Sharman, Hendy, A.Spinks, Rance, Fair.

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