Saturday 1st April
Football - Lewes v Welling United

After a stunning weekend victory to knock Weymouth off the top of the Conference South table, Welling United will be looking to hand out more of the same punishment to Lewes this afternoon. With both sides desperate to consolidate their play-off spots, all the ingredients are in place for a cracking match at the Dripping Pan. Welling, ‘The Wings’, is a curious club, which has risen in the past 45 years right from the bottom of the league pyramid. They started life as late as 1961, as a park under 15 team, and made a meteoric rise up the leagues, eventually becoming part of the inaugural (Vauxhall) Conference in 1986. They stayed in the top flight of non-league football until 2000. The current team, managed by former Norwich and Gillingham defender Adrian Pennock, is tough to break down, and dangerous on the counter. Their strike force, composed of Danny Kedwell and Che Stadhart, is quite a handful.

Lewes however, will be quietly confident of making it five wins in a row, after returning to third in the table, courtesy of last Saturday’s impressive 2-0 win away at Cambridge City. A Steve Robinson first half goal and Djoumin Sangare’s late effort, ensured both the three points and consecutive victory number four; adding to the wins over Sutton, Basingstoke and Bishop’s Stortford. We’re confident Lewes will edge to victory in a hard-fought match. Come on you Rooks! Viva Prediction: 1-0.

Dripping yarns: Lewes are on track for a play-off place
Where?
The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road, Lewes
When? 3pm
How Much? £9 adults; £6 14-16; £2 kids
 
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