Lewes came back from a goal behind to take all three points with a dominant performance at Haringey Borough (Picture Danny Last).
Tony Russell made two changes to the side which drew with Bowers & Pitsea, Jamie Mascoll replacing the injured Marcel Elva-Fountaine and fit-again Bradley Pritchard replacing Jack Skinner in the heart of the midfield. On the bench was new signing from Sevenoaks Town, Ryan Gondoh and Under18 Jenson Davies.
The home side were the fastest out of the blocks, forcing the Rooks onto the back foot. From a corner in the 10th minute William Dupray was left unmarked and headed home to give Haringey an early lead.
The goal shook the Rooks into action and TQ Addy thought he had equalised in the 20th minute but the first of a number of offside decisions denied the Lewes wide man. However he was to get his goal after a period of Haringey pressure at the other end thanks to an excellent cross from the right by Johnville Renee that eluded Luke Mewitt in the Haringey goal and was gratefully headed home by TQ Addy for his first goal in a Lewes shirt.
The second half was barely five minutes young when the Rooks took the lead thanks to a Razz Coleman De-Graft special, finding the net from the edge of the box.
Joe Taylor had two efforts chalked off for offside as the Rooks looked to close the game out, whilst at the other end the defence held firm, not wanting to add a fifth 2-2 draw out of the last ten games to the tally. However, there was to be no last minute drama and the Rooks fans, who had travelled in big numbers, celebrated three points at the final whistle.
This was the Rooks near their best against a solid, well organised Haringey side. Three points and up to 11th in the table. The Rooks now travel to Kingstonian on Wednesday night, kick off 7:45pm before returning to the Dripping Pan next Saturday to face Canvey Island.
Haringey Borough: Mewitt, Ismail (Leacock 81 mins), O’Donoghue, Mitchell, Djassi-Sambu, Aresti, Hinds, Young, Owusu (Mendy 66 mins), Fage-Burgin (Kennedy 67 mins), Dupray Subs not used: Georgiou, Djamas Booked: O’Donoghue, Owusu Lewes: Carey, Renee, Mascoll, Salmon, Champion, Olukoga, Pritchard, Young, Coleman De-Graft, Addy (Gondoh 82 mins), Addy, Taylor (Moore 81 mins) Subs not used: Davies, Skinner, Hyde Booked: None Attendance: 366 (approximately 50 travelling Rooks)