Lewes v Havant

Congratulations are due to Lewes FC, who have reached the Sussex Senior Cup final for the sixth time in their history. The Rooks beat bitter rivals Worthing after extra time in a tight match at Horsham on Wednesday 5th. However they made hard work of beating a side a flight below them in the league pyramid, which was fielding no fewer than six former Lewes players, and which was reduced to ten men in the first half after the dismissal of Mark Knee. The goals came from Roscoe D’sane, Kirk Watts, and Lee Farrell. Lewes will play Horsham in the final on May 1st in Eastbourne.

Last Saturday Lewes seemed to be cruising for an eighth victory in a row, 2-0 up against relegation threatened Hayes with just five minutes to go. The Rooks had gone 1-0 up in the fourth minute when opposing keeper Kevin Davies attempted to clear a gentle back-pass from Chris Elsegood, only for the ball to bobble over his flailing foot and roll comically into the net. Their second, and seemingly clinching goal had come from a Jamie Cade far-post volley shortly after the break. However the Missioners rallied, and fullback Karleigh Osbourne hit two late goals. Today the Rooks play Havant and Waterlooville, a side in good form, pushing for a play-off place. Back in August Havant beat Lewes 1-0 with a goal from Rocky Baptiste, one of 26 the former Farnborough striker has scored this season. Viva Prediction: 2-1.

Bend it like Beckford: Lewes' midfielder hits in a free kick at the Pan
The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road, Lewes
When? 3pm
How Much? Adults £9; 14-16 £6; Kids £2
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