Margate slash ticket prices for Non League Day

Saturday 13th October – the date of Margate’s home Ryman League match against Lewes – falls on Non-League Day, and to celebrate, Gate are offering all supporters the opportunity to buy E-Tickets in advance at a special price.

Using Gate’s new E-ticket system, supporters will be able to order and pay for their match tickets on line via the official Margate club website at Once orders are placed, tickets are emailed to supporters for printing at home.

Tickets will be priced (including payment processing charges) at:

Adults £6.50
Concessions* £3.85
Under 16’s** £2.80

This special price is only available until Monday 1st October.

Full details and E-Ticket Terms & Conditions are available on


Godfrey returns to the Pan

Ben Godfrey has returned to the Pan for his second spell at Lewes.

Godfrey originally signed for ex Rooks boss Tim O’Shea a couple of season’s ago, making nine appearances with four goals in an injury-hit spell for the club.

The striker will be available for Sunday’s game against Lowestoft following his release from Whitehawk earlier this week.

Welcome back Ben.

Operation Sky Rocket

Lewes FC have lit the blue touch paper on a six-week marketing campaign.

Operation Sky Rocket is designed to give a final boost to the club’s commercial revenues by aiming to sell out on all remaining sponsorship opportunities by Bonfire Night.Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, just one month into the season, the club has already hit an incredible 80% of its budget figure for sponsorship income and is now looking to finish the job by November 5th.Local businesses that buy the club’s Business Supporterpackage will now also be entered into an exclusive draw to receive a free high profile advertising hoarding by the scoreboard. And since someone in the club found out how to program the ticker-tape messaging board, this space will also be part of this add-on.

Led by General Manager, Adrian Howell, the team will focus on three levels of sponsorship: The Business Supporter package (£999), the MatchWeek Promotion package (£299) and the MatchBall package (£75).

Commenting for the Community Board, Charlie Dobres said: “Our sponsorship packages are proving popular, but not only because local businesses know that every penny they spend with us goes back into supporting their local community club. It’s also because we’ve designed and priced our packages to be able to give any size business a worthwhile promotional push at a time when new customers are harder to attract.”

Potential sponsors should contact Adrian Howell at or on 07855 903 263.

Sponsorships for the club’s incredibly successful Ladies team should be directed to Carol Joy. or 07733 368 520.

Youth team impress in the rain

Lewes U18 continued their good progress this season with a 3-1 win against Peacehaven.

The visitors took a 20th minute lead thanks to TJ Lewin but the Rooks fought back and were in the lead by half time thanks to goals from Jordan Stubbings and Kelvin Brown.

Tricky conditions in the second half were dealt with well by two determined teams although the seven bookings seemed a little harsh in the circumstances, with Lewes notching up three and Peacehaven having Christofis sent off in the closing stages.

At the end, Alfie Marshall capped a good display with a slot in for the third goal to cap a rewarding evening for Lewes.

Ladies lose at Brighton

Lewes Ladies lost their second League Cup match 5-2 against Brighton on Sunday. REPORT

The Rookettes went three goals behind with Georgia Bridges pulling one back just before half time.

An early second half penalty from Naomi Cole brought the Rookettes back into it but the visitors were unable to bridge the gap further, conceding two more as the half drew to a close.

Next Sunday, the Ladies travel to Colchester United in the Premier League.

Are you the ‘Secret Footballer?’

The ‘I am the Secret Footballer ‘ column in the Guardian has proved to be both hugely popular and entertainingly honest.

Now in his new book, published by Guardian Books, the anonymous author reveals everything you need to know about the hidden world of professional football – the extraordinary highs, the desperate lows, and what it’s really like to do the job most of us can only dream of.

We have five copies of the book to be won with Lewes-based Philosophy Football’s ‘I Am The Secret Footballer’  T-shirt too for a bumper prize package in our October competition.

To enter simply answer this simple question >

Which football league side enjoys the nickname ‘The Seasiders’ ?

Email your answer with full name, address and preferred T-shirt size to

No purchase necessary to enter, entries close 31 October 2012.