Good results from U18s and Ladies

The U18s beat Eastbourne Borough Youth in the Sussex Youth Cup 4th round on Sunday 11-1.
Goals came from Tyrone Madhani (3), Jordan Stubbings (3), Joe Kay (2), Callum Connor, Jacob Shelton and Will Hendon.
They now face Peacehaven on Sunday in the quarter final, kick off 10.30.

Meanwhile the Ladies had a great result in the league against Tottenham drawing 2-2, with both goals from the in-form skipper Kelly Newton.

 They are also in Cup action at the Pan on Sunday in the Sussex Cup semi final against Crawley Wasps, kick off 3pm.

Lewes v Met Police


This Saturday, 16th February at 3pm, the mighty Rooks take on the Met Police in the Ryman Premier League.

This encounter ended in a 1-1 draw back in November so the Rooks will be looking to go one better and grab all three points at The Dripping Pan.

As always, you are invited to join us for what promises to be a superb afternoon of football. Adults £11, Concessions £6 and Under 16s Go Free thanks to our sponsors Lewes Estates.

The Match Sponsors for this game are also Lewes Estates so we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their great support and we look forward to welcoming them on Saturday.

Now shout it with me, COME ON YOU ROOKS!

Rangers Revenge at the Pan

Lewes were the latest team to suffer at the hands of in-form Concord Rangers after a 3-0 defeat at the Dripping Pan.  REPORTLewes v Concord 9 2 13 callum knee

In December, the Rooks enjoyed their best result of the season with a 6-3 win in Canvey but a repeat never looked likely.

An early kick off was delayed because of an injury to a linesman in the warm-up but once the game got underway, neither team could make any headway.

A major turning point came just before the half hour point when Callum Donaghey suffered suspected dislocated knee and was substituted in some pain after a 10 minute stoppage.

Rangers hit the woodwork twice before the break and Layton Schaaf headed a rare Lewes opportunity wide.

The visitors took a 48th minute lead through Jason Hallett and took control.

Lewes rarely troubled the Beachboys defence and Leon Gordon added a second in the 81st minute before sub Danny Spendlove wrapped things up in stoppage time.

The Rooks are at home again this weekend when Met Police come knocking, kick off 3pm.

Rooks Winners at Wingate

Lewes moved up to twelfth place after a crucial 4-2 win away at Wingate and Finchley.

After conceding an early penalty, Ben Godfrey drew Lewes level with Chris Breach scoring with a header from a corner to make it 2-1 into half time.

Steve Brinkhurst was on target moments into the second half before ex Rook Anthony Thomas made it 2-3 on 73 minutes and an uncomfortable final few moments lay ahead.

The 20 Rooks fans needn’t have worried though as England’s Ryan Fergany stepped up to net a free kick for the fourth, the only downside on a cold night being Breach’s second dismissal in two matches.



Rookettes back in style

Lewes Ladies made an emphatic return from the winter break with a 4-0 home win against Colchester United. Lewes Ladies v Colchester Utd 3 2 kelly celebrate

The win moves them up two places into seventh and was just reward for a fine team performance.

Captain Kelly Newton got the show on the road with a rare goal, and a fine one at that after good work from Andreia Veiga.

Lel Smith headed home the second to give  the Rookettes a comfortable two goal lead into half time.

The high tempo continued as United struggled to make an impression and it was sub Jo Marquez who added a third with a cross-come-shot which floated over the striken U’s keeper in the 74th minute.

Not wanting to be outdone, fellow Portuguese Veiga had a pop from a similar distance which ended the same way to secure a vital win and all three points for the Rookettes who have deserved a result like this for some time given their workrate and capability.

Next up, Lewes travel to London on Sunday to take on 9th place Tottenham Hotspur in an equally important fixture at the foot of the table, kick off 2pm.

Lewes lose to leaders

Lewes lost 3-1 away at Whitehawk in front of the largest traveling support for many years.Whitehawk v Lewes 2 2 13 Callum

Having lost two Saturday games to the weather, the Rooks made the short journey to east Brighton to face a Whitehawk side nine points clear at the top.

The Hawks forced much of the first half and Michael Malcolm’s 43rd minute opener although deserved was still a disappointing way for Lewes to reach the break.

Whitehawk doubled the lead in the 59th minute when Danny Mills was on hand to knock in from Keiron Thorp’s initial parry after a swift attack.

Lewes didn’t give up and Callum Donaghey’s header from a corner (pictured) seven minutes later looked to have set up an exciting ending.

However, two quick yellow cards for Chris Breach inside a minute, both from fairly innocuous challenges, saw his dismissal and an unfortunate end to the Lewes advance.

Mills wrapped things up a minute from time from what seemed an offside position but the visitors should be content with a gritty performance.

Lewes travel to Wingate & Finchley in a re-arranged fixture tomorrow night.