A Lewes side missing several key players produced a solid defensive display to pick up their third draw of pre-season in a game of few chances at Ryman Division One South side Leatherhead, reports Tom Harper.
The absence of some of the more experiencd squad members gave Garry Wilson an opportunity to take a look at young trialist Jacob Peake, a former Brighton & Hove Albion youth-team midfielder, as well as defender Jon Dollery who spent some time on loan with the Rooks from Crawley Town last season.
Nicky Wheeler came closest for Lewes in the first half, seeing an effort from a tight angle parried away from danger by the hosts goalkeeper at his near post.
Leatherhead nearly took the lead towards the end of the half, as a free from close range was sent wide before Rikki Banks was forced into a fine save to keep out another close-range effort after Sam Crabb had given the ball away deep inside his own half.
Both sides put in plenty of effort after the break, without really troubling the opposition goalkeeper.
The closest either side came during the second half saw Peake and Ryan Fergany get in each other’s way in front of goal while trying to connect with a low Ben Godfrey cross around the hour mark.
Next up for the Rooks is a trip to Whitehawk on Saturday in their final first-team friendly, kick-off at 3pm.
Lewes: Banks (Armstrong-Ford 46), S. Crabb (Dollery 66), M. Crabb, Lovett, Austin (Brown 79), Dixon, Fergany, Walder (Marshall 79), Godfrey (Stubbings 79), Peake, Wheeler.
Unused Sub: Logan.