Second-half comeback seals the points – Lewes Community Football Club

Second-half comeback seals the points

Second-half comeback seals the points

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Written by: Jack

A big second-half for the Rooks sealed three-points against Haringey Borough after a struggle in the first 45.

And it would be the away side who struck first just 15 minutes in. Walter Figueira’s cutback found Aresti who controlled the ball and fired it across goal into the far corner.

Lewes were lucky not to concede a second in the 35 th minute. A counter attack found Figueira closing in on goal. Fortunately, debutant, Lewis White, was there to deny the forward with a last ditch tackle.

The hosts thought they’d equalised just before the break after Whelpdale tucked home a rebound, but the offside flag was raised. It didn’t take long for Lewes to kick start their second half as in the 46 th minute, Moore found Whelpdale in the box to head home and level the score.

Then a second goal was almost added in the 53 rd minute if it wasn’t for a one handed save by Barnes in the Borough goal. The Rooks finally put themselves in front in the 64 th minute as substitute, Ogunwamide, couldn’t miss on the rebound from a long range effort.

Soon after, Chris Whelpdale completed his brace in the 69 th minute. The inform midfielder was played through on goal by Wood, proceeding to slot it under the keeper neatly.

An 84th minute Wood goal from the penalty spot capped off a fine second half performance and a return to winning ways at the Dripping Pan.

Haringey Borough: Barnes, Stirling, O’Donoghue (Fusiek 90 mins), Djassi-Sambu, Mitchell, Jabbie, Iontton, Aresti (Leacock-McLeod 67 mins), Figueira (Mgbada 90 mins), Young, Aidoo.
Unused subs: Hoti

Lewes: Harvey, Elliott, Hughes, Vint, Penney, White (Ogunwamide 50 mins), Wood, Whelpdale (Murtagh 85 mins), Olukoga, Moore, Pritchard.
Unused subs: Lumbombo-Kalala, Salmon, Panyi