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The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex Chairman General Manager Chief Executive Club Secretary Commercial Manager Marketing Manager Communications Officer Community & Education Directors Tel: 01273 472100 Fax: 01273 483210 CHARTER STANDARD CLUBS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Ibbitson Steve Duly Tel: 07922 666621 Nick Williams Tel: 07833 231783 Kevin Brook Tel: 07758074081 Gigi Ancora Tel: 07552122313 Charlie Dobres Tel: 07976 352154 Alex Leith Tel: 07833 231784 Darren Ford Tel: 07909 904757 Charlie Dobres, Alex Leith, Patrick Marber, Eddie Ramsden, Ben Ward, Nick Williams Honarary President John Edwards Life Members Mr & Mrs Brook, Vic Blunt, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox, Billy Nixon, Derek Parris, Terry Parris, Jimmy Quinn, Brian Smith, P. Swaysland, Steve Ibbitson, Jason Hopkinson, Steve White, Kevin Fingernissel, Martin Elliott, Kevin Powell First Team Manager Steve King Assistant Manager Justin Skinner Physiotherapist Grace Smith U18’s Manager Simon Wormull Director of Ladies’ Football Ron Moore Ladies Manager Jacquie Agnew Ladies Assistant Manager Brin Pollard Programme & Web Editor James Boyes Tel: 07962 113550 Programme & Web Design David Sheppard, Proworx Tel: 01273 481001
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Good evening everyone and welcome back to the Dripping Pan for tonight’s game against Met Police.
For some of you it’s only been a couple of months since you were here supporting Lewes, but for me, it’s been a little longer! It’s great to be here again at such a fantastic ground and with the people who help make Lewes the great club it is. Like every year I’m excited about the start of the season, and this one is no exception. I’ve come back to Lewes to do well, starting tonight, and I want to help get the club back up to where it belongs. With your help naturally! We’ve had a bit of a mixed pre-season with some decent performances and some others that weren’t so good, but I’ve learnt a lot about my players and the way that I want them to play. There are a lot of new faces this season on the pitch, in amongst some of the more familiar ones you might recognise, but I’ve tried to put together the best team I can, and one which I feel can make a positive contribution to the next nine months. I’m writing this before our game last Saturday which the fixture computer decided would see the two league favourites pitched together on the opening day of the season. By now you’ll all know the result and I hope that we were able to get off to a positive start. This evening I’d like to welcome everyone who has come down with the Met Police, who won last season’s Ryman South title with a last day victory over Merstham. Like all the teams who visit here during this campaign, they will make it hard for us but I want to see – and hear – you supporters help get us off to the best start we can have at the Pan this time round.
STEVE KING MANAGER, LEWES FC
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Our aim at Samuel's Childrens Charity is to provide support in any way we can to families affected by childhood cancer. Not just the immediate family but those outside like grandparents, uncles & aunts.
As we know all too well that in todays world families are younger and extended in many ways. A family affected by cancer needs all the help and support of many people.
Raising awareness • Raising funds • Raising smiles
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OUR NEW SPONSORS
Welcome to our new
The decision last year to carry the names of two charities on the club shirts instead of a corporate sponsor was a key element of the community club’s first season.
Lewes CFC Board member Patrick Marber said: “A big part of the supporter owned takeover of the club last year was a commitment to doing our best not just as a football club but as a community club too." "As with last season, our home shirt is supporting a local East Sussex organisation (Samuel’s CHILDREN'S Charity) and our away shirt charity has a national (and international) reach with Maggie’s.”
Home Shirt Samuel’s Children’s Charity
After inviting nominations from members and supporters for suggestions for a home shirt charity this season, Samuel’s Children’s Charity was chosen in the summer. Samuel’s CHILDREN'S Charity was founded by Samantha Read after the loss of her ten-year old son Samuel to a brain tumour in July last year. Since then, Samantha and a small army of helpers have worked tirelessly to raise funds for families with sick children. When Samantha heard the news she said: “We are in shock and totally overwhelmed.What Lewes FC is going to achieve for us is a huge amount of support with raising awareness into our charity which can generate more fundraising opportunities and help spread the word of our mission." Tonight’s game comes four days before the charity’s Annual Celebration Day which is on Sunday 28th August at the Paddock in Lewes, from 12-5pm. This is the second celebration day and is the charity’s main fundraising event. Attractions include a bouncy castle, face painting, refreshments, tombola, pony rides and a guest appearance from Spongebob Squarepants. Samantha said: “We had a great day last year and we want to make it bigger and better this year, so please bring along the kids and the grandkids. Everyone is welcome.” www.samuelschildrenscharity.co.uk
Away Shirt Maggie’s
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust was founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1995 to provide support for people affected by cancer.
Maggie’s Centres, located on NHS hospital grounds, are for anyone affected by any type of cancer as well as for their family and friends. Maggie’s chief executive Laura Lee said: “We are really pleased that Lewes FC has teamed up with Maggie’s to support people affected by cancer.” “It means we have the opportunity to come together with players, fans and the community to raise funds and the opportunity to let everyone know about the support Maggie’s provides for people living with cancer. We wish Lewes FC all the very best for this season.” Maggie’s Centres are free to visit, no appointment is necessary and are for anyone affected by any type of cancer as well as for their family and friends. Maggie’s now has 15 centres which are either established or in development. They are in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Highlands, Fife, London, Cheltenham, Nottingham, South West Wales, Glasgow, Oxford, Lanarkshire, Aberdeen and Hong Kong. www.maggiescentres.org
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There was a sense of irony when I got confirmation that Steven King was back as Lewes manager.
I was on holiday in Fuerteventura in the Canaries when I heard the news which I effectively knew when I left English shores a couple of days earlier. The irony was I was in exactly the same hotel I had been in three years earlier when King and his consortium were trying to get his job back having been shown the door less than a week after winning the Blue Square South title. There was an awful lot going on in that summer of 2008 following King’s shock departure and an awful lot has gone on at Lewes Football Club in the time since he left. His return was a popular one and also a necessary one. Ever since he was booted out, a significant section of fans have called for the return of ‘The King’, which is totally understandable. I have described him in the past as Lewes’ greatest ever manager because of what he achieved in his first spell at the club and I stand by that. His shadow has hung over the club since 2008 and would continue to do so until as and when he did return – which I always believed he would do at some stage, purely by the genuine affection he has always displayed for the club in the private conversations I have had with him since 2008. In that respect and in terms of finding a manager who can take Lewes back to Blue Square Bet South following relegation last year, King was the standout choice. What does concern me, which is what I contemplated as I sat around the pool on holiday, is that I have never advocated ‘going back’. As a Brighton fan, I watched Peter Ward – my all-time hero – come back for a second spell as a player and he was a shadow of the player he was first time around. I also watched Alan Mullery and Micky Adams – two of the finest managers in my time supporting Brighton – come back for a second spell in charge, only to end in failure. There have been exceptions over the years and I really hope Steven King coming back to Lewes is one. I sincerely mean that because Lewes need something to smile about after the last three seasons. One way to avoid it ending in tears is for fans and directors to give him a clean slate to work with and not base everything he does on his previous spell at the club. Lewes has changed as a club in many ways; fans are more hardened and wary after three years of struggle and King does not have anywhere near the budget he had last time around. It is right for everyone to be positive but keep expectations in check too. Ryman Premier is a hard division, and there are clubs with much bigger resources who can go out and get a new player in if things aren’t going right or if a key player becomes injured. If Steven King was to take Lewes up this season, I would argue it to be a bigger achievement than when he got them promoted from Blue Square South in 2008. That is why he has to be given time and breathing space to work his magic and get the most out of what he has available. If people expect this to be a glorious march to the title, then ‘getting back together’ will end in another split. If he is allowed to get on with his job without any ‘this isn’t as good as last time’ then maybe, just maybe, we could be in for a good season at the Dripping Pan.
HOWARD GRIGGS The Argus
Argus Sports journalist Howard Griggs who has reported on Lewes FC for over 18 years is writing exclusively for the Rooks matchday programme.
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THE BIG INTERVIEW
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You are back at Lewes again. Does it feel like you ever left? Oh yeah. But it was the way I left. I had a fantastic time here and they say that sometimes you never forget your first love. What people don't realise is that I moved my family down from South London, made a lot of sacrifices and a lot of changes that people don't know about. In my first year, with what I was being paid, it was costing me double to be the Lewes manager. I was pleased to see the people who I did have a great relationship with, like the fans - great fans - take control of the club. I thought I might have another opportunity [to manage]. What is it about Lewes that brings you back? The board approached me. I liked the people and it seemed that they were honest people who made the right noises. It was the right decision and the right time. The football club is now owned by its own supporters. Do you think that's important for the club in the long term? If you can get the whole community behind the club, it would be massive. Back in 2008 we got the whole community behind us but we weren't a 'community club' then. I know people were coming far and wide to watch us as well as the people in the town. Sometimes 10% of the town watched us which was incredible. I feel it was a community anyway except the club wasn't owned by the supporters. I did a lot of stuff at the time to help the club in the community; I went to schools, helped with the Community Scheme, did Soccer Schools and tried to put the club right out there as much as I could. I'll continue to do that again when I can now. 08 | lewesfc.com photos by James Boyes
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When you joined Lewes in 2003, you were a virtually unknown manager. By the time you left in 2008 you had won three promotions and a County Cup. What did you learn in those five years? I'm still learning now! To get the three promotions was very hard. I learnt a lot of things from a lot of people along the way. Experienced managers would talk to me about things and I learnt from different critical moments in each season when things weren't so good. I took a lot of advice from people. I can draw on all those experiences. If things are bad I know how to big myself up but if we lose I tend to sulk until the next game. I can't leave it in the dressing room, it comes with me. Fortunately I'm not used to losing that much so when we do lose it really affects me. You've come back with players like Steve Robinson, Paul Booth, Gary Holloway and Jamie Cade who were all in the 2008 Blue Square South title winning squad. You've also brought some great new players in, many who were with you at Farnborough. Why do players stay loyal to you? I treat them fairly, I tell them how it is in no uncertain terms. They respect me for it. I try and put a side together which wins things so any player who joins me knows that we will have a
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battle for the championship or the play offs. They know there isn't a player who signs for me who thinks: “mid table here we come”. We always strive to be the best there is at whatever level we're at. I'm not a Sergeant Major manager, I'm quite relaxed but they know there's a line. I've got good personal relationships with players. I talk to them away from the club, one to one. Some managers shut the door and bollock players but I'm more open with them. A lot of players still want to win things and we bring all that to the table. We say: “We've done this this, this, and this, do you want to be part of it?” Other managers cant really do that and try and talk the talk to get the player. We can prove how we manage and what we've done. After you left Lewes you went on to manage Northwich Victoria. Tell me about your experience in the BS Premier. I only did 13 games. I should never have gone there, but I wanted to manage at that level. It was just appalling. We were locked out the stadium, players weren't getting paid, we were locked out the training ground, I stopped getting paid, Skins [Justin Skinner] stopped getting paid, we had a transfer embargo. I could go on and on. But I wanted to manage at that level. But I can take credit because I brought some good players in before I left, and seven players are now playing in the Football League. But it was too far-gone, the players were full time, they had mortgages to pay and the whole scenario was wrong. >> lewesfc.com | 09
THE BIG INTERVIEW
You joined Farnborough and managed them to the Zamaretto Premier League title in your first season and a Blue Sq Bet South play-off Final in your second season. How disappointing was it to lose the play-off final to Ebbsfleet? It was tough but I was really proud of those players. The Conference imposed a blanket transfer embargo from September until March 28th and we weren't allowed to sign any players, not even youth or reserve players. When we had injuries we sometimes went to games with only 11 or 12 players. But we got through. Our central midfield of Gary Holloway, Jack King and Darryl McMahon played 158 games between them. It was a massive achievement. Towards the end of the season we weren't allowed to train as we were locked out of the training ground - we couldn't train for the last three months of the season but no one knows that - and then to get runner's up and nearly win it, and beat Woking in the semis in a local derby double header and then nearly beat Ebbsfleet in the final when we came back from 3-0 down to 32 and had two late
given what was going on at the club at the time. That was a hell of a feat. I was immensely proud of what that group of players achieved - winning the league in the first season, runners up in the second, losing the play off final - given everything that went on. What is your footballing philosophy? I think football should be exciting. People pay money to come and watch and they don't come along to fall asleep, they come along to be excited. I try to put teams together that are flamboyant and score more goals than other teams. It comes at a price sometimes when we concede some but people come to matches to see goals. Pre-season is all about building for the new season, building towards that first game. I don't always read much into it, I never have, but it's all about what's our best team, what's our best system? I take positives and negatives out of the games win, lose, or draw, and for me, I try and encourage players to express themselves. If you've got talent and ability, express yourself.
What do you expect of your players? Honesty. They know loyalty is a massive part of my make up. If I don't think they are good enough I tell them. If I think they are good enough I tell them. I expect honesty from my players and expect them to treat people how they want to be treated. You seem to attract criticism that you can only manage on a big budget. Given that criticism, how will you manage at Lewes? I've never had a big budget at any club I've been at. I'd love to one day have a big budget and see what I can do then. It's well documented here the budget I've got and look at the team I've put together here. I know people say: “he must have a hell of budget” but we all know it's a £125k playing budget for the season. It's not rocket science. People will be looking and asking how the hell has he put a team like that
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together? I know that because I'm getting that in my ears already. I will spend whatever I am given. I will get the best team I can put together on that budget. Against Crawley Down [pre-season friendly] we played with Wade Small who scored two great goals, and was at Sheffield Wednesday and Aldershot last season. That's the caliber of the contacts I've got. I've the ability to do that where as maybe other people haven't. I'll do the cheeky one to ask the question. The squad is quite small. How will you cope with injuries or suspensions this season? I'll monitor how the U18's are throughout the season and if one of them can hold his own then we might look at getting him in. But I'll use my contacts to get some pro loans if I can, see if I can get players to play for nothing. What have you learnt from your pre-season? I've learnt a lot. It's been quite a good pre-season in terms of learning the way we play and what I see of players. I've had opinions of players who I wasn't sure about and now I am sure and vice versa. Some I was sure about and now I'm not so sure. That's what its about for me. What system can we put together? What way can we play? Can we excite people? I've learnt more this pre season than most I've had as I've had to build something from scratch again. I'm finding my best system with my best players and deciding whether we can play certain systems at home and certain systems away. I think that with the firepower we have we shall just try and outgun everybody. Who are the teams to watch out for this season? Definitely Lowestoft. I've watched Carshalton but I'm up and down with them, I'm not convinced that they are a team yet. But every game will be difficult. It was no different when we won the Zamaretto Premier League at
With the firepower we have we shall try and outgun everybody
Farnborough, although that was a tougher league as it was more physical. Every game was a hard game, even the ones we won two or three or four nil, they were tough, but it was the little bit of extra quality which won the game. It's going to be no different this year. I've seen a few teams already and they are going to compete with you, they are going to run with you. We are just hoping that our little bits of quality come through. What are you aims for this season? I'll be extremely disappointed if we didn't make the play offs. Anything from there is a bonus. I'll look to bleed the youngsters in some of the cups, and give them a chance in the League Cup and Senior Cup. Do you have a message for fans? Support the team, get behind the team as I know they will. But as I've said before, it will be a rollercoaster. Get on the ride, because it will be a hell of a ride. We'll have some fantastic times along the way and we'll have some down times along the way. I'm not this genius who will win every single game as we'll lose some games and we'll be upset together as fans and manager. But we'll win more than we lose and we'll win more than we've won in the last two seasons put together. I'm expecting to lose games but we'll win some games in style, score a lot of goals and try and excite the fans. lewesfc.com | 11
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HALF TIME FUN - MET POLICE QUIZ
1 The Police's biggest selling song was "Every Breath You Take", but what year did it reach No 1 in the UK? 2 In the 1912 Olympics, a Police team won Great Britain a silver medal in a sport that hasn't been competed again since 1920. What is it? 3 When did the Metropolitan Police move from "old" Scotland Yard to the current New Scotland Yard? 4 What county do the Met Police team play home games? 5 To the nearest thousand, how many people are employed by the Met Police? 6 The "forerunner" to the Metropolitan Police were called the Bow Street what? 7 Met Police and Bognor finished level on points last season, with the former promoted on goal difference. But how many goals better off were they than Bognor? 8 What was the score the last time we played Met Police? 9 Met Police's first major honour was winning the London Senior Cup in 2010 but which current Football League team did they beat in the final on penalties? 10 Gordon Sumner, Stewart Copeland and who were the three longest serving members of The Police?
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Answers: 1. 1983, 2. Tug O War, 3. 1967, 4. Surrey, 5. 52,000, 6. Runners, 7. 1 goal, 8. We never have, 9. AFC Wimbledon, 10. Andy Summer
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AND WELCOME BACK A FEW OLD ONES
1 STUART ROBINSON GK Tall keeper who joined from County side Three Bridges in 2008 and made his Lewes debut against Weston-superMare in the final game of the 2008 Blue Square South title winning season. Moved to Basingstoke and Farnborough before returning to Lewes at the start of this season. 4 MAX HUSTWICK DF Versatile defender who first joined Lewes from Kingstonian in 2004 and his form over the next season almost earned him a move to Cardiff City. Left Lewes after two seasons but returned from Kingstonian for the 2011-12 campaign.
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Experienced defender who first joined Lewes from Grays Athletic in 2005 and went on to captain the side to the Blue Square south title in 2008. Was with Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster. Now 35, he returned to the club in the summer after spells with Chelmsford City, Northwich and Farnborough. Club Captain. 3 LEWIS HAMILTON DF Began career as a youngster with Derby County and subsequently joined QPR, where he made one league appearance as a substitute against Burnley in 2005. Joined Aldershot following his release from Loftus Road and signed initially for Lewes in 2006, going on to be a member of their Blue Square South title-winning squad in 2008. Left the club that summer and joined Tonbridge Angels but returned to Lewes in February 2010.
5 DOMINIC STERLING DF
Defender who started at Wimbledon and had spells at Wealdstone and Hayes before joining Aldershot in 2002. Spent 2 years there and played in the Conference play-off final against Shrewsbury before joining Canvey Island on their promotion to Conference Premier. Had spells at Maidenhead and Staines before joining Lewes in July. Won England C recognition while with Hayes. 6 MATT SOMNER MF Midfielder who made his name at Brentford, making 84 appearances from 2000-05. Joined Cambridge Utd in 2005 after an initial loan spell, then Bristol Rovers, Aldershot and Notts County. Was released by County after 54 League outings and joined Mansfield where he spent three years. Moved to Forest Green during the 2010-11 season before switching to Lewes in the summer. Won two Wales U21 caps while with Brentford.
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7 GARY HOLLOWAY MF Strong running midfield who began at Hampton and Richmond in 2000 before joining Conference Premier side Farnborough a year later. Also played for Stevenage Borough and Aldershot at that level before joining Lewes in the summer 2006. Became a big favourite at the Dripping Pan where he helped the Rooks won the Blue Square South title in 2008. Subsequently moved to Havant & Waterlooville and Farnborough, again, before returning to Lewes in the summer of 2011.
10 JED WALLACE MF Highly-rated teenager Midfielder who joined Lewes this summer from Farnborough. Has been tipped for a career as a professional by current boss Steven King. 11 PAUL BOOTH A prolific scorer throughout his career. Began at Gravesend & Northfleet before moving to Welling and then Cambridge City. Joined Lewes in 2006 and scored 59 goals over the next two seasons, winning the BSS title and top scorer in 2008. Had spells with Havant & W and Tonbridge Angels before being reunited with former Lewes manager Steve King at Farnborough and following him back to Lewes in the summer.
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Left-sided midfielder or defender who made his debut for Farnborough aged 16 in 2004. Was a regular with Farnborough over the next few seasons before becoming one of former Boro boss Steven King's first signings at Lewes in the summer of 2011. 9 JAMIE CADE MF Began his career with Middlesbrough where he made one first-team appearance in a Carling Cup tie against Ipswich. Scored twice in nine games while on loan at Chesterfield before a permanent move to Colchester, where he made ten league appearances. Dropped into non-league football with Crawley Town before first joining Lewes in 2006 and was a member of the 2008 Blue Square South title winning side. Had spells at Tonbridge Angels, Hastings and Horsham before returning to Lewes this summer.
Versatile forward signed as a schoolboy from Wycombe Wanderers by Tottenham for £10,000 in 2000. Did not make the grade at White Hart Lane but played 41 League games for Stockport County, scoring five times, before dropping into non-league football with Kettering, Rushden and Diamonds, Weymouth, Crawley Town and Hayes and Yeading. Joined Lewes from Farnborough for the 2011-12 campaign. IAN DRAYCOTT Free-scoring forward who came through the Academy at Bedford. Joined Hitchin Town in 2008 but returned to Bedford Town a year later and was a regular goalscorer in the Southern League over the next three seasons before joining Lewes in the summer of 2011.
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TODAY’S VISITORS IN 10
The football club was formed in 1919 and played friendlies until joining the Spartan League nine years later where they remained until 1960 The Met lost their third Ryman South Play-off SemiFinal in four seasons in 2008, this time to Cray Wanderers Manager Jim Cooper won last season's Ryman South Manager of the Season Award The club's home at Imber Court is a general-use sports facility acquired in 1919 Unsurprisingly, the club's nickname is The Met The club won their first major trophy in 2010, beating AFC Wimbledon on penalties in the final of the London Senior Cup Ground improvements at Imber Court have been funded by a police force lottery scheme There is no longer a requirement for players to be serving members of the police force Met Police snatched the Ryman South title from Bognor on goal difference (one goal) on the last day of last season following a 1-0 win against Merstham The FA Cup First Round defeat against Dartford in 1984 was featured on Match of the Day, although the club ended the season being relegated from Isthmian Division Two (South)
5 things you didn’t know you didn’t know about Met Police
The blue lamps outside police stations were introduced in 1861 The force was originally housed in Whitehall Place, Westminster, which backed onto Great Scotland Yard There are 140 police stations on London The force has a fleet of over 8000 vehicles, from patrol cars to horseboxes to armoured multi-role units The Metropolitan Police Force was founded in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel and merged with the River Thames Marine Police Force which was founded in 1798
WHAT’S IN A BADGE?
It is any surprise that the Met Police badge is essentially the same we see on a daily basis up and down the streets of London?
Of course not. What better way to strike fear to retribution to opposing players than having this world famous insignia, on display all of the time? The big ER letters in the middle and the crown at the top remind everyone that the Queen is a fan as well, so best not annoy Lizzy.
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HORSHAM FC - "THE HORNETS” GROUND: Goring's Mead, Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5BP CAPACITY: 1500 (seating 200) ABOUT GORING'S MEAD It has been a few years since we played Horsham and since then they have moved in with neighbours Horsham YMCA at their Goring's Mead ground. The ground is relatively modest with a couple of covered stands and basic terracing elsewhere. Behind one goal there is a cover from the elements. HOW TO GET TO GORING'S MEAD Most fans travelling by car will come up the A23 from Brighton. Turn off onto the A272 at Bolney, and then continue along the A272 towards Cowfold until you reach the A281 when you need to head to Horsham. This road is the Brighton Road and Goring's Mead is on your left hand side after a few hundred yards. It is the first left after you pas the Dairy Crest depot on your left. The area around the ground is permit holders only so you may want to park in the car park on the right hand side as you approach the ground on Brighton Road, just after the Tanners Arms. BIG DEAKSY'S TIP A local derby after the long trip up to Lowestoft. And on Bank Holiday Monday too! Don't miss this one. Ignore the temptations of the nudist beach at Brighton and head up the road to Horsham where my favourite TV star Holly Willoughby went to school. I wonder if she will pop back for this game? GETTING THERE BY TRAIN From Brighton you will need to get a train to Three Bridges and then change there for Horsham. Travel time is around 40 minutes including the interchange and a return ticket should cost around £15. From the train station it is a 10 minute walk to the ground. 30 | lewesfc.com
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Turn right onto Station Road and then first right into New Street. Follow this until the end and then cross over the road (Brighton Road) and then into Goring's Mead for the ground. DANNY LAST'S DRINKING GUIDE Bank Holiday in Horsham. Woof! Yes please. You will find me in the Tanners Arms, just a stone' throw from the ground where I will be supping a local Hepworth or three. Come and join me. Cynical Dave will be paying. ADMISSION AT GORING'S MEAD Admission for the Rooks will be £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and under 16s will only pay £1. Programmes can be bought inside the ground. LAST TIME AT HORSHAM - JANUARY 2008 The Rooks last met Horsham in a Sussex Senior Cup Quarter Final tie in January 2008 in front of nearly 500 fans where a 2-1 win took them into the semifinals of the competition, where they lost to nemesis Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Stuart ROBINSON (GK) Max HUSTWICK Lewis HAMILTON Matt SOMNER Steve ROBINSON Dominic STERLING Hakeem ADELAKUN Dwayne LEE Dan PRINGLE Jordan LANG Goma LAMBU Jed WALLACE Michael MALCOLM Ian DRAYCOTT Nic CIARDINI Paul BOOTH Melvin KAMARA
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Jamie BUTLER(GK) Former Spurs pro signed from Tooting & Mitcham Utd this Summer Jack PAGE Right back signed from Horsham in the summer Chris BOURNE Guyana International previously with Croydon Ath, Staines & Canvey Island Steve SUTHERLAND Club Captain signed for the Met in 2007 from Tooting & Mitcham Orlando JEFFREY Lost two Blue Sq South play off finals with Hampton & Richmond. Craig HUGHES Clubs include, Colchester, Cambridge
Utd, Cambridge City & AFC Sudbury
Craig BROWN Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year in 2009 / 2010. Tyron SMITH Twenty five year old midfielder joined the Met at the start of last season. Staforde PALMER Won promotion to the Conference Prem with Hayes & Yeading James COTTEE A product of the MPFC youth team now in his second season with the club Tony FINN Ex AFC Wimbledon who won promotion from the Ryman Premier and BS South Chris O'FLAHERTY Scored the winning goal v Merstham to win Ryman South last season Carl WILSON-DENIS A member of Kingstonians team that won Ryman South in 2008/9 Ray FREEMAN Previously with Chipstead and Maidstone United Dan GWYTHER Played for the University of Buffalo in the Mid American Conf. Mo MAAN Signed for the Met at the start of the 2007/8 season. Previously with Sutton Utd
COLOURS SHIRTS: Red/Black SHORTS/SOCKS: Black MANAGER Steve KING ASSISTANT Justin SKINNER THERAPIST Grace SMITH
COLOURS SHIRTS: Blue SHORTS/SOCKS: Blue MANAGER Jim COOPER. ASSISTANT Gavin MACPHERSON COACH John NICHOLSON
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