Tony Russell looks ahead to the trip to Worthing – Lewes Community Football Club

Tony Russell looks ahead to the trip to Worthing

Tony Russell looks ahead to the trip to Worthing

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Written by: Stuart

In preparation for tomorrow’s Sussex Derby against Worthing, Rooks boss Tony Russell has been talking to Stuart Fuller.

“We’ve had a good week preparing for the Worthing game, Adam Hinshelwood is an extremely talented coach/manager, some teams you play against your aim is to stop 2 or 3 of the main players  and in doing that you nullify that team.

“With Worthing I believe their greatest strength is their manager, they are very well coached,  very attacking minded who like to be on the front foot and to dominate ball – the only problem with that is so we!

“Something has got to give and when you put the ingredients in of two managers that have similar philosophies it has the makings of a great game. In my time at Cray  Wanderers we drew 2-2 at home with them in an end to end game and then we beat them away 2-1 in another very entertaining game of football. So I see no reason why this game will be any different, it will be a great test for this newly formed team we have put together but the only way we will know what we have to improve on is to keep exposing ourselves to challenges and Worthing will 100% be a challenge.

“It will be a great occasion.  I know we have a long standing rivalry with Worthing which has only been re-established in recent years.  I know a lot of our fans will be making the short trip down the road to the game and they get great crowds so it should be a brilliant atmosphere to play the game in.

“I’ve eluded to in my previous summaries that we fully respect Worthing and all the other teams we face but we don’t fear them. We are going there to win. Enjoy the game!”

Last time we met – Tuesday 29th September 2020 – Lewes 1 Worthing 3

Lewes’s winless start to the season continued in controversial circumstances at The Dripping Pan.  Rooks keeper Nathan Stroomberg-Clarke was adjudged to have handled outside the box in the 15th minute and was shown a red card, with Gary Noel coming off the bench to put on the gloves.  Former Lewes striker Dayshonne Golding finally opened the scoring for the visitors in the 30th minute but against the run of play Jude Arthurs equalised in the 36th minute.

The ten men of Lewes held the high-flying visitors until the 53rd minute when a Leon Redwood own goal saw the Rebels take the lead before Golding scored his second in the 69th minute to ensure all three points when back along the coast.