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By Benji Wyatt

Co edited by Joel Lushington

Lewes go into this game in fine form after winning 4 of their last 5 and currently sitting in 6th place. At the opposite end of the table Leatherhead in 22nd haven’t won a single game in their last 8. 

Attendance – 449

KO – 7:45 (3 mins late)

2’ – Kakashi free kick from deep, first real chance but doesn’t lead to anything 

5’ – Tanner has the first shot on target for Lewes resulting in a good save from Bowman

7’ – From a free kick close in but from a tight angle Bombelenga fires straight into Carey’s arms

12’ – Tanner was slipped through one on one but puts his effort just wide of the Leatherhead goal

13’ – After spinning a defender Tanner drives in on goal and forces a strong save from Bowman

19’ – Yao looked to drive through Leatherhead’s midfield until he took a heavy touch causing him to dive in to try and recover the ball where he committed a strong tackle on the Leatherhead player where he somehow avoided getting his name into the referees book 

22’ – Lewes nearly one up after a looping cross into the box just missed the head of defender Nelson

26’ – After disposing Weaire, Onokwai had an effort from outside of the box which was saved by the Lewes keeper Carey

29’ – Leatherhead now piling on the pressure with another shot on target by Kithambo from a tight angle which was saved once again by Carey

30’ – Another shot on target by Leatherhead this time by Onokwai as Leatherhead look to assert themselves into this game

36’ – A strong tackle by Klass which seemed to be a fair but strong tackle was not seen the same way by the referee who blew for a foul and in frustration kicked the ball away leaving the referee no choice but to show him a yellow card 

38’ – Another strong tackle but this time by a Leatherhead player as Kiangebini found his name in the referees book after receiving a yellow card

39’ – Goal for Lewes, as De-Graft worked his way into the box who then found Taylor in the box who span and fired a fierce shot into the top left hand corner of the goal coming of the underside of the bar

43’ – Red Card!

Taylor found himself running one on one with the keeper until Huckle dragged him back which then caused the referee to show him a red card

44’ – Goal for Lewes

From the resulting free kick Maloney found the back of the net via a deflection from the Leatherhead wall which left Bowman in goal flat footed

HT – Lewes 2-0 Leatherhead 

45’ – SUBSTITUTE FOR LEWES – Killian Colombie <-> Kenneth Yao

45′ – SUBSTITUE FOR LEATHERHEAD – Cameron Black <-> Stephane Bombelenga

47’ – First shot of the 2nd half came for Lewes as De-Graft at a hopeful shot from outside of the box that he dragged wide of the Leatherhead goal

50’ – GOAL! Pritchard

as Pritchard curls in just inside the box putting Lewes three to the good against the ten men of Leatherhead 

57’ – Brilliant combination play between Maloney and Klass where it ended with a solid effort on goal by Klass, it’s all Lewes now as they look to assert their dominance over the ten men of Leatherhead 

59’ – SUBSTITUE FOR LEWES – Freddie Parker <-> Michael Klass

60’ – Goal for Lewes, Weaire flicks on from a corner where Taylor finishes it off for his second of the game 

62’ – Carise now finds his name in the referee’s book after a late challenge on the Leatherhead defender, not enough for a red but deserved of a yellow 

68’ – Tanner goes on a mazy run where he eventually cuts inside but fires his shot straight into the palms of Bowman

70’ – SUBSTITUE FOR LEWES Iffy Allen <-> Razz Coleman De-Graft

74’ – Goal for Lewes, Tanner fired a shot against the post but Allen was there to tuck away the rebound from close range

78’ – After latching onto a loose back pass Onokwai curled his shot high and wide failing to grab even a consolation for his team

85’ – Tanner goes on a brilliant run where all which was missing was the finish where once again he failed to top of his hard work prior to the shot

FT – Lewes 5-0 Leatherhead 

A brilliant result for the Rooks which was significantly helped by the sending off but none the less a fine display as they look to push up the table and fight for promotion in a highly competitive league, with the final score ending 5-0 to the home side.

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