Men's football news
Written by: John
The Club are thrilled to announce that Joe Taylor has committed for the 2023/24 season
Taylor joined The Rooks in May 2021 and immediately became a fans favourite scoring 33 goals in 44 appearances in his first season and going better still in 2022/23 with 37 goals in 46 appearances, setting a modern-day goalscoring record for the club in the process.
Joe’s 30 league goals in the 2022/23 season saw him claim the joint Golden Boot award.
That return unsurprisingly saw JT amass several end of season awards including Owners’ Player of the Year for the men’s side, Players’ Player of the Year and Manager’s Player of the Year.
The Rooks number 9 said: “I can’t wait to get going again, already. Last season was my best goal scoring season ever and I’m more motivated than ever to do it again.
“In the last 2 seasons we’ve improved as a team and I believe next season we will go one better. I’m excited to play for this club and this management team and I’m really enjoying my football at Lewes.
“Thanks to the fans for all the continued support – see you all in pre-season”
Taylor represents Manager Tony Russell’s first signing ahead of the new season and he said: “coming off the season JT had, I’m sure you can imagine he had a lot of attention from teams up, down and sidewards in the leagues offering him crazy money far beyond what we can offer.
“I know he loves playing for Lewes, and he loves the way we play and the number of chances we get for him to score the amount of goals he lives for.
“JT’s loyalty to me and the club can’t be underplayed here. I’m delighted I get to continue to work with him again and I know the fans will look forward to seeing him banging in goals for Lewes”
You can reminisce on some of JT’s favourite goals from 2022/23 here