Youth football: Perky Pagham floor Ferring

We've news of wins for Pagham Colts and Bourne Sports and a draw for Barnham Trojans in our latest youth football round-up.


Ferring Youth 1 Pagham Colts 7

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Pagham made it two wins out of two with an emphatic win at Ferring.

They opened the scoring after ten minutes through Billy Stevens’ perfect lob over the keeper.

Ten minutes later they were slightly stunned when Ferring equalised – but they were soon in front again as Johan VanDriel fired past the keeper following good work from James Williams.

Williams was again the provider as he set up Stevens for his second as the Colts went 3-1 up at half-time.

The second half saw Pagham raise their game further and they were duly rewarded when Jack Parham finished after a pinpoint Jordan Charles pass.

This was followed by two penalties in quick succession. Ben Haines and Stevens were both upended in the box to allow VanDriel to complete his hat-trick. Dan Watson teed up Dan Gonzalez for a seventh.

PAGHAM: Tribe, Gonzalez, Shea, Carter, Charles, Haines, Parham, Watson, VanDriel, Stevens, Williams, Marland.

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Pagham Youth 1 Bourne Sports 2

This was a close, physical game between two evenly-matched sides with Bourne eventually taking the points.

Bourne had an opportunity to take the lead from a penalty, but Ryan Carter in Pagham’s goal pulled off a great save.

This seemed to spur on Pagham and after missing a couple of good chances they went ahead when they were awarded a free-kick just outside the box. Joe Hurford’s kick was fumbled by the Bourne keeper and Luke Vincent followed it in.

The second half was end to end and Bourne equalised with a long-range effort and went ahead when Pagham’s defence failed to clear their lines.

Pagham chased the game but could not find an equaliser.

PAGHAM: Carter, Lane, Taunton, Poole, Strachan, Gosbee, Barnes, Hurford, Vincent, Game, Allen, Chalaye, W Richardson, C Richardson.


Worthing Rebs 1 Barnham Trojans 1

Rebels started the brighter of the two sides pressing Barnham back in their own half.

They took the lead midway through the first half with a fine shot on goal giving Barnham keeper Callum Moss little chance.

This lifted Barnham and winger Declan Richards posed a threat with a number of well-timed runs and well-taken corners.

The second half saw Barnham more dominant, with Josh James and Caleb Curtis combining well in midfield allowing the likes of Dom Baker and James to threaten.

When Barnham were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area, it was threaded through for Baker to drive home a fine equaliser.

Barnham were unlucky not score a winner.

BARNHAM: Moss, Perkins, Richards, Ormiston, Faulkner, Curtis, Spear, Pearson, Gooding, Foster, Mugford. Sub: Baker, James, Reid.