Another crucial game on Saturday

Greensnet Editor
Thu 29 Mar 2012, 07:21

The first team face another crucial fixture on Saturday afternoon as they make the trip to the south coast to face Lewes.

It'll be the Greens' first trip to The Dripping Pan for a competitive fixture since September 1987 when two goals from Gary Keen, and one from Iain Dowie helped the club to a 3-0 win in the League Cup.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season, an entertaining game ended 2-2, with the now departed Michael Malcolm scoring twice for Lewes, and Elliott Godfrey and Greg Ngoyi scoring for the Greens.

The Rooks have been in and around the play-offs for much of the season, despite suffering a run of 9 league games without a win during the first part of 2012. They have recovered of late, winning three of their last five games, and last Saturday they only lost to Billericay after Harrison Chatting scored a late winner for the league leaders. Our opponents have had a change of manager during the season, with Steve King parting company with the club, and Simon Wormull has taken over.

It'll be something of a homecoming for our on-loan keeper Rikki Banks, who not only spent a period on loan at The Dripping Pan earlier this season from Eastbourne Borough, was also the Rooks regular keeper a couple of years ago.

Supporters travelling to the game are advised that Brighton & Hove Albion are also at home on Saturday afternoon at nearby Falmer, so traffic is likely to be busy. There is a public car park immediately outside the ground, you will need to pay to park - the club does not have their own car park - or alternatively there are limited car park spaces in the Sussex Downs College and Priory School car parks down Mountfield Road past the ground.

By far and away the easiest way to get to Lewes is by train - the station is just two minutes walk from the ground - and trains run every 30 minutes direct from London Victoria and Clapham Junction, taking just over an hour from Victoria.

Whilst we understand that the cost of travel makes it difficult to get to away games, we hope that as many of you as possible are able to make the trip, and hopefully cheer the squad on to another three points in the race to the play-offs.