Lewes (@2.4) vs Bowers & Pitsea (@2.4)

Our Prediction:

Bowers & Pitsea will win

Lewes – Bowers & Pitsea Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 10:00

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.

If any player received two cautions in the FA Cupor Trophy, then he was automatically banned from the next tie. It is fair to say that the new disciplinary rules for cupcompetitions introduced by the FA last season didnt go down well withNon-League clubs. For those not familiarwith the rules, let me recap. Rather than simplifying the previously confusing situation,it took the harshness of the sanctions to the extreme.

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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.

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure in accepting an award from the Football Supporters Association on behalf of the club for the best away day experience at the whole of Step 3 in the Non-League game. There are currently 88 clubs at Step 3, so to receive such an accolade is a real honour for every single person who contributes not only on a match day but also the hard preparation that goes into it.

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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.

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.

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.

Lewes vs 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.

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.

You can read later inthis progcast about the recognition of our efforts to make the Pan a greatNon-League football venue but we certainly dont intend to sit on our laurels,continuing our constant improvements to our beloved ground. Compare that to our opening day attendance from three seasons ago and it isover 50% up. That is a fantastic achievement and is as much a credit to whatgoes on off the field as to what happens on the pitch. We had another great crowd last Saturday of nearly 600 fans.


So, sense has once again prevailed in the main cup competitions. A suspension in the Sussex Senior Cup does not carry into any other competition, so if a player is dismissed for instance for Serious Foul Play and his team goes on to lose, and then loses in the first round for the next three seasons, it could be four years from the date of the offence before he could be eligible to play again! The County Cups are a different story altogether.

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.

About Hartsdown ParkHartsdown Park is still a work in progress.I know I also wrote that three years ago before we last visited. This ispartly due to the fact that the last decade some of the ground (including theMain Stand and terracing) have been demolished in preparation for the buildingof new structures, but due to off the field changes in the boom and busteconomy of Non-League football, the promised new stands have failed tomaterialise.