Sunday, 7 August 2011

Lewes - The Dripping Pan

Lewes FC
The Dripping Pan
Mountfield Road
East Sussex

01273 472100
Official Website

Matchday Number: 133
Saturday 5th January 2008
Lewes 4-0 Basingstoke Town
Blue Sqaure South

Lewes triumphed 4-0 against Basingstoke Town as they extended their lead at the top of the Blue Square South. Paul Booth got the first on 14 minutes after Basingstoke had matched their opponents early on. The second came from Simon Wormull on 55 minutes after a mistake from Basingstoke keeper Chris Tardiff, before Wormull again and Matt Groves added 2 late goals to give the scoreline a one-sided look. And it was no less than Lewes deserved, as they demonstrated why they are favourites to win their league this season.

I was visiting Lewes' Dripping Pan ground as Wycombe had no game today, owing to the FA Cup. It was a ground I'd wanted to visit for a while, and I have to say I was impressed - it's a nice set up and a friendly club.

Other grounds were visited on the way, namely Cobham, Bookham, Horley, Redhill, Hassocks, Ringmer, Chipstead, Three Bridges, Merstham and Burgess Hill Town.

The nicest was probably Merstham - a very good ground for their Combined Counties League Status and I'd imagine it would be more than capable of hosting high level football if needed. Three Bridges was a nice little ground too, with a smart stand and picturesque surroundings as well as looking well cared for.

On the flip side Bookham was pretty basic - they now share at Dorking and Redhill was a bit run down, but finances at this level dictate what can be done in way of facilities.

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