Lewes trip for Blues

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Blues will look to make it six wins on the bounce when they travel to Lewes on Easter Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
Jamie Cureton and Steve Smith’s side are now two places and as many points behind fifth placed Worthing with three games remaining, and the battle to get in the post-season goes down to ninth placed Folkestone.
Blues will visit a Lewes team who are sitting in tenth place with 58 points from 39 games, but would need a freak set of results to reach the play-offs.
When the sides met at the ProKit UK Stadium in December, Ryan Charles’ goal proved to be on a consolation as they went down 2-1.Lewes had a seven game FA Cup run, although it ended in the third qualifying round, with three home replay wins – including an 8-1 victory against Molesey – before they bowed out with a 3-0 loss at Bath City. They also had wins in the FA Trophy against Ashford Town (Middx) and Merthyr Town before losing (another) replay at Hemel Hempstead Town.
The trip to Lewes is always one of the highlights of the season for the travelling Blues’ fans. Having said that, no one particularly enjoyed last year’s 2-0 FA Trophy loss at the Dripping Pan.
Prior to this season, the last meetings between the clubs in league action in the 2010/11 season and a pair of narrow wins for the Blues helped send Lewes down from Conference South. Five seasons in Isthmian Premier were ended when they went down in 2016 but after a ninth place finish the following year they finished as runners-up last season, scoring 93 goals and taking 99 points.

Author: Dave Ryan