What’s not to like about Lewes FC, The Mighty Rooks. A ground called The Dripping Pan a stroll from the town centre. Eleven quid to get in, free for kids, quality burgers, Harveys £3.40 a pint and views of the sun-setting on the South Downs.
Lewes FC was saved from extinction by supporters in 2010 and is now a community owned club. Spectators are free to wander around the ground and change ends at half-time. The directors lounge is a portacabin and as the sun sets a flock of rooks return to roost in trees behind the ground.
The Isthmian Premier league game against fellow mid-tablers Harrow Borough was a lively affair on a difficult heavy pitch. Lewes were the better side through out. Sam and Nathan Crabb combining well down the right and their brother Matt a danger from midfield.
For Harrow Simeon Akinola showed some fantastic step-overs and drag backs during the warm up but despite being given ball in space a number of times he could make no impression.
Harrow barely had a shot on target while Lewes constantly threatened and kept Shea the Borough keeper busy. Half way through the second half they finally scored, Penny heading in a near post corner.
But near the end either A) Lewes were guilty of sitting back after going ahead . Or B) Harrow pressed forward because they were behind.
After a long weaving run Lucien equalised shooting low into the corner from the edge of the area.
Both sides stay mid-table but Harrow will go home the happier. Lewes will be frustrated by their twelfth draw of the season.