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.