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.

In the final minute Kieron Pamments drive after a Hammond free-kick was blocked almost beat the keeper. Dean Bown hit the post in the last minute for the home side whilst a good shout for a penalty after Stefan Ilic was hauled down was waved away by the referee. he Rooks finally came alive with just five to play.

On Tuesday night we made theshort trip to Worthing and came away with a few bruises and no points. Having just picked up a yellow, he had every right to go for a loose ball withthe keeper and I think that the reaction of the Worthing players in surroundingthe referee got him a second yellow. Theturning point was the second yellow for Stefan in the final minute of the half. To be fair we then dominated the game forthe last 40 minutes and had Dayshonnes strike gone in with 25 minutes to go wecould have gone on to get something from the game. But it wasnt to be and Ithink Darren, Ross and Codge will have learnt a thing or two about the squadafter that game.

But whilst these material changes are important, it is the constant attitude of our volunteers and match day staff who want to go over and above for the benefit of the club. Whether it be the pitch team preparing a superb playing surface, our food and drink options, including new vegan menu items and of course the sporting nature of our fans.

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We are also working hard on updating various aspects of the ground, some of which are over 125 years old. Whilst we cant do everything at once its not just a cost issue but an operational one for instance we cant replace our floodlights without taking heavy machinery onto our excellent playing surface and damaging it. Obviously, we are helped by a superb natural setting but that isnt enough to win such awards. Our volunteers and match day staff add the operational excellence and of course our food and drink options continue to evolve and adapt to our fans palates.

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.

When did we last meetMargate?Last season we travelled down to Hartsdown Park in early September and cameaway with a 1-0 thanks to a smart headed goal by James Hammond. In the return fixture at the Pan in Decemberwas washed out after just 23 minutes with the scores at 0-0. In the re-arranged fixture in late January, therewas no break in the deadlock although with the game entering injury time, TheRooks were awarded a penalty when George Tuson-Firth was fouled by the Margatekeeper. Jonte Smith stepped up but hisspot-kick was saved, turning out to be his last kick in a Lewes shirt beforehis move to Oxford United.

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.

It used to be the case that the sole reason behind that was that they were almost guaranteed three points but under Darren, Ross and Codges stewardship, it has become more of an off the field thing. Weve also seen over the last few weeks from fellow Isthmian League Premier clubs season previews on the Leagues website that 16 of the 21 clubs (ourselves included) rate Lewes as one, if not the best, away game they are looking forward to this season.