The 14th Lewes Super Vets Tournment at the Dripping Pan, Lewes FC was won by Montpelier Villa from Brighton. The first semi final was comfortably won by holders Real Socialdads from Lewes over Londoners Gospel Blokes. The second semi final featured the match of the day between Villa and Lewes’s Southdown Wanderers. Villa took a early 2-0 lead and looked in command until a stunning long range effort from Wanderers made it 2-1 at half time.
The goal spurred Wanderers and they came back into the game and nearly nicked a draw but were denied by a point blank save. Wanderers comfortably won the open 3rd place play off 5-1, whilst the final was a much more cagey affair. Villa scored a superb goal just before half time after some sustained pressure and controlled most of the second half through some smooth passing. Even so Socialdads nearly got an equaliser near the end when the Villa keeper made another crucial save tipping it round the post.
All games were ably reffed by young Lewes FC fan Matthew Roberts and the crowd enjoyed some great football on a sunny May Day evening at the Pan.
Action images provided by Peter Whyte.