Kalala winner makes it eight unbeaten – Lewes Community Football Club

Kalala winner makes it eight unbeaten

Kalala winner makes it eight unbeaten

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Written by: Jack

Kalvin Lumbombo-Kalala capped off an inspired performance with a superb strike on the edge of the box to make it eight unbeaten for Tony Russell’s side in all competitions. 

It was a bitterly cold evening in Essex but both sides started with a spring in their step. However we did take control of the ball in the early exchanges and found the lead just six minutes in when Chris Whelpdale rifled one into the top corner.

The form we are in at the moment, the early goal gave us a lot of confidence and Whelpdale could have had a brace just 10 minutes later when he found space on the edge of the box but powered one over the bar.

Shortly after, Kalala and Oguntayo combined on the left with the latter putting a wonderful ball into the box which Tommy Wood headed towards goal but it was safely stopped.

Despite our dominance on the ball, the Tags were looking dangerous on the counter, and following one or two danger signs, they had the equaliser with a fantastically worked goal from Camillo Restrepo on the half hour mark.

The goal didn’t same to faze us however and we bombed forward straight from the restart. We were then back in front just five minutes later when a free-kick delivered into the box eventually found Kalala who smashed it towards goal and a deflection off Ronnie Vint wrong footed the ‘keeper.

It was looking comfortable enough for Lewes at this point and the early stages of the second-half were fairly uneventful minus an Arthur Penney header which went inches wide.

70 minutes in and we could have gone out of sight when Wood drove a dangerous ball across goal that Deon Moore could only find the side netting with at an acute angle.

But Hashtag once again found the equaliser five minutes later when they headed home from a cross.

The scores remained level for only two minutes this time with the Rooks responding incredibly again. This time it was some magic from Kalala who cut inside on the edge of the box and curled an absolute beauty into the far corner.

Lewes were able to see out the remainder of the game and gain a crucial three points over Hashtag whom we were level on points with going into the game.

Next up, we travel to Billericay Town on Saturday in what looks to be a tasty affair against a side fourth in the league.

Hashtag United: Strizovic, Wooldridge, Smith, Randell, Haysom, Cornish, Hassan, Djemaili, Restrepo (Halford, ’78), May-Parrott (Teniola, ’78).
Subs: Sammons, Cunningham, Devereux.

Lewes: Harvey, Elliott, Oguntayo, Vint, Penney, Ogunwamide (Moore, ’69), Wood, Whelpdale (Pritchard, ’65), Sablier (Tamplin, ’56), Ming, Lumbombo-Kalala.
Subs: Gondoh, Olukoga.

Attendance: 185 (Approx 40 Rooks).