Celebrate t-otal football with a Cruyff t-shirt

Pay homage to the Father of Total Football with a lovely Johan Cruyff t-shirt, courtesy of Philosophy Football.

According to Philosophy Football, Johan was a great believer in the holistic, total football represented an early critique of football’s natural order of 4-4-2.

Well never mind all that we have have five of the  T-shirts to be won in our November competition. To enter simply answer this simple question >

In which year did Holland win the European Championships?

Email your answer with full name, address and preferred T-shirt size to admin@philosophyfootball.com  No purchase necessary to enter, entries close 30 November 2012.

And congratulations to Andrew Davies, Paul Dantanus, Barry Haffenden, Aaron Jangard, and David Salter who each won the ‘I am the Secret Footballer’ book and T-shirt, also available from www.philosophyfootball.com, in last month’s October competition.


Game is ON tonight – Footy for a Fiver

Next up at The Pan are Eastbourne Utd in the Sussex Senior Cup, on Tuesday 27th November, 7.45 kick off.

Prices are just £5 for all adults, with Kids under 16 Free.

This is the only remaining Cup competition of the season so come on down and cheers the lads on – just like against Lowestoft.


Controversial penalty sees Met Police nick late point

An 85th minute Met Police penalty from Jonte Smith ended Lewes hopes of back to back league wins at Imber Court this afternoon. PHOTOS  REPORT

A bland game which saw both sides work hard but with little entertainment was going the right way for Lewes who went ahead ten minutes into the second half when Chris Breach (right) slotted in Karl Beckford’s free kick through a crowded area.

The Rooks were on the end of a number of questionable decisions as the game wore on and this culminated in the penalty which was awarded after a seemingly innocuous coming together of Steve Robinson and Smith with the ball already on its way for a goal kick.

There was still time for another odd decision when the hosts were penalised for a back pass in added time. Cue general confusion which saw keeper Jamie Butler immediately pounce on Beckford’s early attempted kick which went unpenalised.

The midfielder had to retake his kick but the second one bounced off the top of the bar to the disappointment of the Rooks fans behind the goal.

Lewes host Eastbourne United Association on Tuesday evening ko 7.45pm in the Sussex Senior Cup before hosting East Thurrock United in the Ryman Premier on Saturday,

Rooks net three points against Trawlerboys

Lewes registered their first win in five league matches against Lowestoft Town tonight. 

The visitors made a confident start and went ahead after 15 minutes when Joe Francis scored direct from a free kick after Steve Robinson was penalised on the edge of the area.

Lewes were all at sea at this point and the goal looked to be an indication of how the game would materialise.

Suddenly Lewes rallied and Ben Godfrey headed Lewes level within minutes to the surprise, and joy, of the home fans.

Francis turned villain in two minutes of crazy tackles, being booked twice for separate fouls on Steve Brinkhurst and seeing red three minutes before the break.

Lowestoft came out for the second half in damage limitation mode and did well to repel a Lewes side who made little headway towards a winning goal.

The fans’ patience was rewarded just 11 minutes from the break when Jack Walder arrived at the far post to slot home James Fergany’s knock on.

Both players were impressive during the evening and Walder was even able to clear a certain equaliser off the line only two minutes after his first goal of the season.

Lewes held on to claim their second win over Lowestoft this season, the first one coming in September in the FA Trophy.

The Rooks travel to Met Police on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Lewes girls beat Pompey and go top

Lewes under 15 girls returned to the top of the table with a convincing 3-0 win away to Portsmouth.

After a fairly even start with little goalmouth action, Lewes took the lead after 33 minutes when a through ball was coolly converted by Ellie Ramsauer. Lewes then doubled their lead shortly before halftime with an own goal when a Portsmouth defender was unfortunate to turn a cross into her own net.

Lewes continued to dominate territory in the 2nd half with the defence and midfield outstanding in winning possession and creating a number of chances.  This pressure was rewarded by a third goal midway through the half when Ramsauer converted a cross from Katie Burr following good work from the lively Chloe Evans.

Coach Mark Currier said that this was an exceptional performance against a strong Portsmouth team.  “Not many teams come here and go away with 3 points.  I thought the girls attitude, workrate, movement and passing was excellent today.

“Their performance levels have stepped up over recent weeks and the team is beginning to gel with players supporting each other well both in and out of possession.  Although we are top at the moment, we’re not getting too excited as teams around us have played less games; however we’ll continue to work hard, put in the performances as we have done for the past couple of games and see where that takes us”

Player of the match – Ellie Ramsauer

Ladies into County Cup semi final

The Ladies claimed their place in the Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup semi final this afternoon with a 7-0 win against Chichester City at the Dripping Pan. 

The Rookettes were 4-0 up by half time, with two goals from Naomi Cole and one each from Charlotte Bennett and Georgia Bridges.

In the second half, Jenny Chiumento and Nicole Webley added to the tally with Bridges claiming a second.

The Rookettes face Crawley Wasps in the semi final next February, who beat Worthing Town 4-3 after extra time.

The other semi final sees Bexhill United take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

The next game for the Ladies sees them travel to Charlton next Sunday in the league, kick off 2pm.



All square at the Pan

Lewes and Harrow Borough played out an eventful 1-1 draw at the Dripping Pan on Saturday. REPORT

Both sides had chances but Borough missed three glaring opportunities, two of them falling to former Rook Danny Buckle.

The goals when they came in the second half were a comedy of errors for both keepers.

Keiron Thorp received a short backpass from Lewis Hamilton and as he attempted a clearance he was tackled by Simeon Akinola and a favourable bounce gave the striker an open goal to slot into in the 49th minute.

Just a minute later, Anthony Thomas’ innocuous long ball into the area caught Harrow keeper Elvijs Putnins off his line, and as he backpeddled for what would have been a comfortable collection, he slipped and could only look on forlornly as the ball bounced into an empty net.

Harrow striker James Burgess picked up to bookings and was sent off with 11 minutes left and he was joined by manager Dave Anderson for what the Borough boss later said on Twitter was a harmless remark.

Despite the man advantage, Harrow finished the stronger but neither side could add to their tally.

Lewes play Lowestoft on Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm.