Search

Lewes 2, Lowestoft Town 2

14:53 19 March 2012

Substitute Nathan Stone grabbed a last gasp equaliser to keep Lowestoft’s title challenge alive on Saturday.

The Blues had fallen two goals behind in the early stages, but fought back to earn a point in the dying seconds of injury time.

Leaders Billericay won on Saturday to move seven points clear of Lowestoft having played a game more, but second-placed Hornchurch were beaten 2-1 by Cray Wanderers.

With Greg Crane still injured and Sam Gaughran unavailable, Lowestoft gambled by including the far from fit Matt Halliday and Andy Reynolds in the starting line-up against a Lewes side who are improving after a change of management.

Things looked promising for the Trawlerboys as they carved the home defence open in the first minute with Matt Nolan and Chris Henderson combining to create an opening for Robert Eagle, who brought a fine diving save from Matt Ingram.

Lewes stunned Lowestoft by taking the lead with their first attack as a high ball forward dropped between Halliday and Reynolds and Nathan Crabb nipped between them to steer the ball into the net.

Worse was to follow for the Trawlerboys as Lewes doubled their lead in the 12th minute. As a Lowestoft attack broke down the ball was quickly played forward by Jack Walder and Crabb used his pace to get clear of Halliday and shoot past the advancing Reynolds.

Dean Sinclair’s glancing header went just wide of the far post for the visitors, but they were struggling to contain a lively Lewes attack and Steve Robinson’s looping header hit the Blues’ crossbar.

On the half hour mark Halliday finally called it a day and was replaced by Michael Frew, with Sinclair dropping back into the centre of defence. The Blues’ defence immediately looked more compact, with Henderson moving out to the left where he gave Malvin Kamara a torrid time. The move paid dividends in the 41st minute as Henderson again got the better of the full-back before being brought down in the penalty area. Sinclair stepped up to drill home the spot kick to score for the second consecutive game.

Lewes had a third goal disallowed for a foul on Reynolds at the end of the first half.

The second half was mainly confined to midfield but in the final minute of injury time, Adrian Forbes’ quickly taken free-kick saw Stone muscle his way past Robinson before shooting low past Ingram.

• Lewes: Ingram, Kamara, Hamilton, Somner, Robinson, Hustwick, Walder (Draycott, 60), Harding, Crabb (Medlock, 86), Booth, Gregory (Howell, 74). Subs not used: Leach, Schaaf.

Goals: Crabb (6, 12)

• Lowestoft Town: Reynolds, Okay, Smith, Fisk, Halliday (Frew, 32), Mitchell, L Guentchev (Forbes, 76), Sinclair, Nolan (Stone, 55), Eagle. Subs not used: Ainsley, Jessup.

Booked: Fisk, Mitchell, Eagle, Frew, Forbes

Goals: Sinclair (pen, 41), Stone (90)

• Attendance: 680

Related articles

0 comments

Other Dereham sport

Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Fri, 08:13
Dereham suffered a setback on Saturday.

Dereham Town’s Ryman League North play-off hopes appear to be all but over after their excellent 12-game unbeaten run finally came to an end, writes Rene Kendal.

Fri, 08:05
Captain Dan Ponder collects from the top of another good Dereham line-out. Picture: KIRSTY DREW

Dereham put in one of their best performances of the season on a day when a number of first choice players were unavailable.

Mon, 06:40

Dereham’s long unbeaten run was ended at Theobalds Lane with Jason Hallett’s second half strike winning the match.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:27
Lynn's Lee Smith up against Redditch United's captain Jamey Osborne. Picture: Ian Burt

Lee Stevenson scored a worldy winner and then was one of three players who got sent off as Lynn won a bad-tempered affair at The Walks.

Read more
King's Lynn Town
Monday, September 29, 2014
Luke Tuttle found the net, again, for Dereham on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dereham Town’s FA Cup journey was brought to an end in the second qualifying round as they fell to defeat away at Conference North promotion hopefuls Boston United, writes Ed Colman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition