Men's football news
Written by: Jack
On Good Friday we host Herne Bay in what is set to be a vital game for the Rooks.
As we fully enter into the final month of league action, every game and point are critical for the Rooks with the play-offs still in reach and look to cement our place in the top five.
On Saturday we faced Margate away which saw us come back from behind twice courtesy of goals from Tyrique Hyde and Joe Taylor to see us grab a point.
Now, we welcome Herne Bay to the Pan, who for themselves, this is a huge game in their bid to remain in the league.
We have faced Herne Bay five times, with Lewes having won four of the five meetings.
The last time we hosted Herne Bay at the Dripping Pan was back in October 2017 in which saw us take an 8-1 victory.
However, when we travelled to the Bay earlier this season it was a tough 4-1 defeat.
Herne Bay Form:
Herne Bay currently lie 20th in the league having a total of 32 points and are fighting to stay in the league.
The Bay are in solid form recently having picked up a 3-3 draw to Hastings and a 3-1 win over Carshalton Athletic in their previous two away games. Earlier last month they also achieved big wins over Horsham and Bognor Regis Town winning 3-0 and 2-1 respectively.
Kymani Thomas, Rory Smith and Marcel Barrington are the Bay’s top scorers having scored a total of 19 goals between all three of them.
Team’s fighting for the playoffs
As we enter into the last month of the Isthmian Premier League and with only five games to go, here is a rundown of the teams currently battling it out for a place in the play-offs. Hornchurch, Canvey Island, and Aveley look pretty unreachable with just Enfield Town in fifth place who the rest are chasing.
Enfield are currently sitting 5th in the table at the minute and travel to Horsham this weekend who are also fighting for a place in the playoffs. Enfield have won 3 of their last 6 meetings against Horsham.
Cray Wanderers are currently sitting 6th in the table 4 points behind Enfield Town. The Wanderers host Corinthian-Casuals at home this weekend, in what looks to be an important game for both teams in which points are vitally needed.
Horsham are currently sitting 8th in the table with only 6 points separating them from 5th place Enfield, a win for Horsham this weekend could see them close that gap down to 3 points and move up to 6th place. With only two wins from six, Horsham look like they appear to be moving out of their slump having beat title contenders Hornchurch 3-2 on Saturday.
Hastings United are currently sitting 9th in the table, with 8 points separating them from a place in the top five, however, with a game in hand compared to the other 5 teams battling it out for a place in the playoffs. They travel to Potters Bar on Saturday who have lost their last three games.
Carshalton Athletic are currently sitting 10th in the table, with 9 points separating them from a place in the play-offs and need a win if they are to have any chance of keeping the pressure on. Carshalton travel away to Folkestone Invicta on Good Friday who are just four points behind them in the table.
We have just TWO home games left the season! Get tickets now for Herne Bay on Good Friday and Haringey Borough on Saturday 15 April.