Mussels boss Bryan O’Toole made seven changes from the team that started the FA Vase defeat to Glebe on Saturday and saw his side lead 2-0 after 22 minutes. Kevin Keehan’s 30-yard lob gave them the lead, before Jamie Cradock made it 2-0 two minutes later.
Freddie Barker and Richard Greenfield had opportunities for a third, before Scott Murfin got a goal back for Pagham on 71 minutes. Both teams were reduced to ten men on 85 minutes when Keehan and Dan Swain were dismissed and the visitors levelled in injury-time through Kieron Pamment.
Goals from Callum Overton and Joe Shelley took Pagham through in extra-time, although Mussels twice hit the woodwork through Rob O’Toole and George Gaskin.
Bryan O’Toole said: “I made seven changes to give other players game time and we went 2-0 up but then let it go. We should have killed the game off as we had the chances.”
SHOREHAM: Stroomberg; Packer, J.Keehan, Zydonik, Hartley; Martin, Boddy, K.Keehan; Greenfield, Barker, Cradock. Subs: Gaskin (Barker 60), Stevens (Cradock 65), R.O’Toole (Greenfield 72), O’Hagan.
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