Friday, 19 August 2011

New Season Upon Us

It is just 27 hours until the moment when Lewes start life, or hopefully just a year, in the Ryman Premier division. For the past two weeks we have been sitting around on our saturdays, or forced to go shopping while football league fans get to enjoy the football, well now the real stuff starts.

Forget Brighton and their shiny new stadia, forget the boring start to the premier league where not a single home team managed a win on the opening saturday. Oh no, we are about to experience some real football, and I for one am exited about this season.

Tommorow Lewes kick off there season with a tough start at one of the league favourites, Lowestoft Town who's last three fixtures have included a 3-0 win against Leiston and a 7-0 thrashing against Needham Market, there other result being a 4-1 win, whereas Lewes have suffered defeats to Eastbourne Town and Whitehawk but dominated the game against Crawley Down, winning 3-0.

Lewes's first home game of the season is the following wednesday when they host Metropolitan Police, just promoted from the ryman south. Their boxing day fixture is against rivals Hastings where ex-assistant manager Jason Hopkinsonis currently managing with a host of ex Lewes players including; Ross Sutton, Scott Manning, Aaron Hopkinson, Fred Foreman and talented winger George Jones.

Lewes will end the season at home to Harrow.

The trip to Lowestoft takes 5 hours by train and 3 hours by coach, Lewes will be hoping to pick up a win but it is widely viewed that a draw would also be a good result against a very tough side who, apart from Lewes have been made favourites by the bookies.

Lowestoft like Lewes have made a large number of signings, 21 to be exact and so both teams may not have gelled yet, although the 7-0 win for Lowestoft suggests otherwise.

Possible Line Ups:


GK Mark Zawadski
RB Max Hustwick
CB Steve Robinson
CB Dominic Sterling
LB Lewis Hamilton
CM Matt Somner
CM Hakeem Adelakun
CM Dwayne Lee
RF Michael Malcolm
CF Ian Draycott
LF Nic Ciardini


GK Reynolds
RB Smith
CB Crane
CB Marsden
LB Okay
CM Hendo
CM Ainsley
RW Mitchell
LW Stock
ST Lubo
ST Forbes

Lewis Hamilton may be injured after he came off at half time against Whitehawk when he had been limping for a while.

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