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

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.

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.

Bowers & Pitsea

That seasonwas notable too for their cup run in the FA Vase, which took them to thesemi-finals where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Morpeth Town2-1 away after drawing the home leg 2-2. In 2004 Bowers United merged with Sunday league neighboursPitsea to form Bowers and Pitsea FC. Under current manager Rob Small theyfinished runners-up in the Essex Senior League in 2015, going one better a yearlater to win the league and gain promotion to the Isthmian League.

These contain the team dressing rooms and the team dugouts are located out front. To eithersideof this small temporarystructure are flat standing areas that are uncovered. They are situated either side of the half way and are all seated and covered. The remaining Tivoli Park End (known locally as the Coffin End), has a very small covered terrace that is located directlybehind the goal. However, they are quite small being only four rows high. The opposite side is dominated by portacabin-type structures that are located in the middle with some flat standing areas on either side. At the Hartsdown Road End is the only structure remaining from the old ground. This is quite unusual looking, as although it has a few steps of open terrace at the front, behind it has an enclosed small covered terrace, which is sandwiched between the Clubhouse bar and other club buildings. If you stand on this terrace then to your left are a couple of temporary stands. During 2017 a new artificial 3G pitch was installed at the ground.

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.

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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.

Kenzer was spotted by West Ham scouts captaining theNewham and Essex Schools representative side and joined the Hammers as aschoolboy. He developed through their academy to be given a two yearscholarship in the summer of 2010.In the second year of his scholarship he wasa regular in the West Ham Under 18 side and also played for their DevelopmentSquad. He signed a professional contract in 2012, then went on to BanburyUnited, Oxford United, Bishops Stortford, and Hornchurch.

Tom Day had a good chance in the 52nd minute but the keeper was alive to the danger, whilst at the other end David Knight almost spectacularly adding a second for Bowers & Pitsea with an acrobatic effort that just went over the bar. Freeman withdrew Jason Dawson at half-time in favour of Stefan Ilic and the Lewes midfielder bought a spark to proceedings.

It would be great to see you here cheering FranAlonsos side on. Tomorrow our new-look Womens squad kick off theirChampionship campaign when Blackburn Rovers Ladies are here at The Pan,starting at 1pm (note the earlier kick off time). It promises to be a verycompetitive season with no one team likely to dominate as we saw last seasonwith Manchester United.