Youth team draw at Burgess Hill

The U18s drew 3-3 away at Burgess Hill in a game in which they could have taken all three points. REPORT

The Champions took  the lead in the 21st minute but a wonderful individual goal from Ryan Fergany brought the Rooks back into it.

Josh Marshall thought he had given the visitors a half time lead but Alex Strange ensured it was all square at the break with a 44th minute equaliser.

The Hillians went in front again in the 57th minute through Perry but Fergany scored his second which served to launch the Lewes cavalry who laid seige to the Burgess Hill during the last twenty minutes but to no avail.

Lewes travel to Carshalton Athletic on Monday 3rd September in the FA Youth Cup.




Only a few days left to win yourself a new t-shirt

With England due to begin their World Cup Qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 what better time for Philosophy Football to re-release their best-selling Eric Hobsbawm football T-shirt.

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U18s visit league champions

Lewes Under 18s take on last season’s league champions Burgess Hill tomorrow night (Weds).

Having beaten Bognor in the opening game, Nick Brown’s team will be eager to impress at Leylands Park.

Kick off is at 7.30pm

Lewes notch season’s first win against Wealdstone

Lewes earned their first win of the season against a stubborn Wealdstone this afternoon. PHOTOS   REPORT

Lingering memories of Saturday’s poor performance at Thurrock were despatched following a significantly better display than that witnessed at Ship Lane.

The visitors came into the game having secured seven out of nine points in their opening trio of games, but aside from the first fifteen minutes, were surprisingly lacklustre offering none of the danger which many Lewes fans feared given the Stones early season form.

The match was hardly a spectacle and a draw looked more and more likely as the game wore on but an 81st minute penalty from Karl Beckford after Nathan Crabb was fouled by Lee Chappell was the difference between the sides.

Lewes travel to Canvey Island next Saturday, 3pm kick off.

Ladies win on home debut

Lewes Ladies marked their home debut in the Women’s Premier League with a hard-earned 3-2 win against Reading.

The Rookettes conceded an early penalty but were back on level terms in the 19th minute thanks to England international Naomi Cole who added the second to give Lewes the advantage at the break.

Reading pressure after the break forced an equaliser but the home side weren’t to give up and up stepped Charlotte Bennett with a screamer from the edge of the area to put the Rookettes ahead again in the closing stages.

A fine display from keeper Michelle Beazley throughout the match kept Lewes involved but it was a great way to introduce the noisy Lewes supporters to life in the Premier League.

Next Sunday sees Lewes entertain Millwall Lionesses in the Premier League Cup, kick off 2pm.


Rooks drowned out in Thurrock

Jack Walder halts a Thurrock attackThere was more pain in the rain, as The Rooks’ stuttering start to the season continued with a 2-0 defeat at newly relegated Thurrock. PHOTOS      REPORT 

The Rookd made the best start and were comfortable in the opening stages, limiting Thurrock to the odd attack whilst they had the lion’s share of possession. Just as during last week’s opener against Enfield though, Lewes conceded a minute before half time against the run of play and suddenly face a difficult second half.

The weather played a big part after the break with lashings of rain against a background of swirling thunder and lightening making conditions difficult for any meaningful football.

The hosts went further ahead with fifteen minutes left when Perkins speculative shot from virtually Kent punished Keiron Thorp’s sloppy clearance.

Lewes looked lackluster throughout most of the second half although Monday’s 12.30 appointment at home to Wealdstone gives the players a chance to get it out their system, even if the visitors have recorded seven from nine points already this season.