After the comprehensive 7-0 against Horsham YMCA in Round Two, the Rooks travel to West Sussex on Tuesday night to take Pagham in the Third Round of the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. After Saturday’s tough outing at Greenwich Borough, Darren will assess the fitness of a number of players in the squad before the trip, with the likes of Harry Reed, George McCarthy and Ross Barclay likely to be in consideration for the trip.
Pagham warmed up for the game on Saturday with an impressive 3-0 home win against Haywards Heath Town on Saturday with Dan Simmonds scoring a hatrick in the last 20 minutes of the game. They’ve won their last four Southern Combination Premier League games, scoring seventeen in the process, Simmonds having hit a golden streak with nine of those goals. They are currently in fourth place in the league, six points behind the leaders but only a point off second, and potentially a promotion spot.
How to get to Nytimber Lane
The 41 mile journey from The Pan should take around 75 minutes allowing for the traffic on a Tuesday evening. Head west on the A27 as far as the Chichester By-pass. at the Whyke roundabout where Bognor Road joins, take the second exit into Vinnetrow Lane, passing the holiday park on your right. At the next roundabout take the first left onto the B2166 which eventually becomes the Pagham Road. Continue to follow this road until you see a parade of shops with a Tesco Express on your left-hand side and the Bear Inn on your right. Take the next left into Nyetimber Lane and the ground is on the right-hand side past the cricket ground. Parking is on-street in this area.
If you are coming by train then the nearest train station is Bognor Regis. From their it is either a 10 minute cab or the 600 Bus (towards Chichester) from High Street stop B stops on Nyetimber Lane and takes around 15 minutes.
Fancy a beer?
The Lamb Inn and the Bear Inn, within a few minutes walk from the ground are worth a visit both for food and variety of beers.
Kick off on Tuesday night is 7:30pm.