Sub-edited by Freddie Humphry-Wakefield
Good evening everybody, here we will be taking you through tonight’s clash between high-flying Lewes and bottom of the table Leatherhead.
Lewes have won four of their last five games, scoring 18 goals, whilst Leatherhead on the other hand have lost four of their last five and have not won since opening day.
5 mins: Ollie Tanner cuts inside after a good bit of build up and tries to curl a shot into the bottom right corner, only to be tipped wide by Leatherhead goalkeeper Myles Bowman.
12 mins: Lewes number 7 Tanner comes close again, this time putting his effort from inside the box just wide. He will be thinking about that chance for a while.
13 mins: Tanner again shows his class. The ball is played to him just inside his own half and with his first touch gets past his man but his shot from close range is once again saved.
22 mins: Mitchell Nelson must score that! He’s less than five yards out but just completely mistimes his header. Lewes could be two or three up by now.
26 mins: In the last couple of minutes the Leatherhead team have been constantly fouling the Lewes players with nudges in the back and a couple late challenges.
27 mins: First chance for Leatherhead as a shot by Chibudem Onokwai from 25 yards out is pushed wide by Lewis Carey. Corner to Leatherhead.
29 mins: Leatherhead now putting the pressure on the home side, with a shot from Darnell Kithambo saved at the near post.
30 mins: Onokwai with another effort at goal after a scrappy moment near the corner flag, the ball falls nicely but the shot is saved, and the rebound falls back into the keepers hands.
31 mins: Micheal Klass has a chance with his head from around 12 yards out, but he can’t keep the header down.
36 mins: Klass receives a yellow card for booting the ball away.
38 mins: Guy Kiangebini receives a yellow card for a foul near the corner flag.
39 mins: Lewes take the lead, Joe Taylor touches the ball down on the edge of the six yard box and on the turn smashes it in the top left corner off the cross bar. It is was Lewes deserve from this first half performance.
40 mins: Leatherhead have the ball in the Lewes net, but the goal is ruled out for offside. Looked like a tight one to me.
RED CARD LEATHERHEAD
43 mins: Taylor was ahead of the Leatherhead captain Ryan Huckle who pulled down the Lewes striker who was through on goal. Referee had no choice but to give him a red card.
45 mins: from the resulting free kick Lewes double their lead, Taylor Maloney’s free kick deflects and sends the keeper the wrong way. A nightmare last 10 minutes for the Leatherhead team.
Half time: Lewes 2-0 Leatherhead
A great spectacle so far, with both sides having chances and chances they should have scored. However, this game now looks to be out of reach for the team at the bottom of the table. This could end up being a long night for them.
46 mins: Second half underway, and both sides make a change at the break.
50 mins: Bradley Pritchard makes it 3-0. Another deflected goal as he makes his way to the edge of the box and tries to place the ball into the bottom right, with the deflection pushing the ball out of the keepers reach
59 mins: The home team make another substitution.
60 mins: Tanner’s corner is headed on target by Matt Weaire, then Taylor taps it in on the goal line to make it 4-0 to the home side.
74 mins: Freddie Parker finds Tanner who hits the post from close range, and the man that’s been on for just four minutes, Iffy Allen smashes home the rebound.
90 mins: Taylor is announced as the man of the match
90 mins: Full time here at the Dripping Pan. Lewes comfortably winning this one and putting themselves third in the league, whilst Leatherhead have got more questions than before, and not the answers they’ve been looking for.