Lewes (@2.4) vs Bowers & Pitsea (@2.4)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Bowers & Pitsea will win

Lewes – Bowers & Pitsea Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 10:00

We feared the worst and sure enough Stefan got a second yellow for what wasnt even a foul in our opinion. Whether the mobbing of the referee had an effect on his decision is debatable but it didnt help us. Not unexpectedly the Worthing players all screamed blue murder and surrounded the referee, who had already not covered himself in glory by being very inconsistent with his yellow card. We, along with most Lewes supporters were outraged.

You can read later inthis progcast about the recognition of our efforts to make the Pan a greatNon-League football venue but we certainly dont intend to sit on our laurels,continuing our constant improvements to our beloved ground. Compare that to our opening day attendance from three seasons ago and it isover 50% up. That is a fantastic achievement and is as much a credit to whatgoes on off the field as to what happens on the pitch. We had another great crowd last Saturday of nearly 600 fans.

Fancy a beer?Theres a decent sized Clubhouse bar at the ground which also has a big screen for the pre/post-match game. Margate Town Centre is around a 15-minute walk away, where there are plenty of pubs to be found. Also, of note is the Lifeboat pub on Market Street, which also has a wide range of real ales and ciders and will be popular with a lot of our travelling fans based on previous visits. Whilst if you also like your real ale then the Northern Belle pub on Mansion Street has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for a number of years now. On Marine Terrace there is a Wetherspoons pub called the Mechanical Elephant.

Lewes v Bowers & Pitsea Match Preview, 21/09/2019

As The Pan becomes more popular with away fans, the more they are prepared to come and sample our hospitality. Based on our current position in the footballing pyramid, we are seeing some of the highest attendances weve ever had at The Pan on a regular basis. Our attendances have continued to grow impressively (up by over 50% in four seasons) and we are now seeing more under-16s coming through the gate, introducing a new generation of Rooks fans to our special club.

By the time we had overcomeFarnborough we then faced two games against Kings Langley and then a home tieagainst Merthyr Town before being drawn at Bath City, our 8th gamein the competition. The ridiculous situation was thatafter picking up his second competition yellow in the game against MerthyrTown, Hammo could have deliberately got a red and then missed the league gameagainst Haringey Borough, but then been available for the lucrative Bath Citygame. Unfortunately, we picked up suspensions for two yellowcards for that game, with first team players James Hammond, Leon Redwood andNico Cotton all unavailable due to the rule.

Ten minutes later Stacey Freeman put in a great cross which was headed behind by a Bowers defender but the resulting corner came to nothing. The home side had the first chance in the 10th minute when James Hammonds free-kick evaded everyone in the area but flew just wide of the post. It was a game of few chances, with both teams wasteful in their passing and possession.

0 matches ended in a draw. In 2 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Bowers & Pitsea won 1 matches. In 2 (40.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.Lewes in actual season average scored 1.44 goals per match. In 5 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Bowers & Pitsea average scored 1.43 goals per match in season 2019. Teams Lewes Bowers & Pitsea played so far 1 matches.Lewes won 0 direct matches. In 3 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams.

Comments

We reflected on the game. Some terrible refereeing and some disappointing gamesmanship from the home players in helping getting players booked and sent off. We will be back: The Jolly Stodgebusters Outing to Margate. Not great, but hopefully we could get up and running properly at the weekend versus Bowers and Pitsea. One point from two games. Worthing ended up 3-1 winners. But it wasnt to be. A poor first half with some poor defending against a good Worthing team.

On that subject, thank you to everyonewho continues to contribute to the fund in any way. We certainly feel that there are no teams in thisdivision that we fear nor is there anyone who appears to be throwingsilly/serious (delete as you feel appropriate on whether it is sustainable forthe Non-League game) money at it as we continue to see in some of the otherdivisions. Yet, we are ambitious and work very closely with Darren and his teamto identify players that will enhance our squad, but we will always work withinour budget and the 12th Man Fund. Obviously it is early days, and some of the results from thefirst two games are surprising as teams find their feet with new squads,management and tactics.

But we dont intend to sit on our laurels. Listening to feedback from all fans, especially you guys, is how we follow a process of constant improvement. Thats why we have made the significant changes to the look, feel and operation of the Rook Inn, our new amazing Pie, Mash and Mushy Peas hatch, card-tap machines around the ground and the introduction of new bio-degradable cups. We dont intend to stop there and having such an expert as Steve Keegan now on board, we are already in the planning stage of the next phase of improvements.