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Pagham to face Premier League hopefuls Brighton in mouth-watering cup clash

Pagham stalwart Darren King is hopeful of a bumper gate when the Lions take on Premier League hopefuls Brighton at Nyetimber Lane in a mouth-watering cup clash.

Former Pagham striker King, now a prominent member of the club’s committee, says the Sussex Senior Cup encounter on January 18 has stirred the imagination of locals.

And although Chris Hughton’s Championship leaders will field a side made up of mainly budding starlets against Mark Bennett’s outfit, King is confident that the match will be one to savour.

He told So Bognor:

“It’s a prestigious game for the club and we are up for it and really excited. Any Brighton team coming here is a huge attraction for us and our village and the wider Bognor population.”

“We have a young, exciting squad and a management team in Mark and Richie Hellens, who like to play the game the right way.”

“To welcome a club of the stature of Brighton is thrilling and we are gearing up for a big night of football, on and off the pitch. Fans have been talking about the game non-stop and we are happy to welcome all-comers, old faces and new, on the night. It should be a good crowd and a great night of football under lights.”

Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.