Two Ryman League Premier Division strugglers come face-to-face this Saturday as 22nd place Farnborough travel to The Dripping Pan to take on bottom of the League Lewes, kick off 3pm.
Farnborough are in desperate need of points as they look to claw their way out of the Ryman League Premier Division relegation zone.
Recent back-to-back defeats saw Spencer Day’s side are rooted to 22nd place with 20 points from 23 games.
The last time the two sides met in the League was back on 29 August, when Farnborough won 5-1 at The Rushmoor Community Stadium in their first competitive game of the Season.
The Yellows edged a 3-2 victory over Lewes in the Ryman League Cup 1st Round back in October
Farnborough hope to welcome back striker, Bogdan Vastsuk who suffered an illness on Monday, while midfielder, Nicholas Brown missed out through injury.
Giving his views on the past two defeats, this week Manager Spencer Day told GetHampshire: “It turns Saturday’s game at Lewes into a huge game because all of our good work of the last month we are doing our very best to undo at the moment.
“We’ve got to get a result at Lewes and get a first away win. That’s how big the challenge is with a threadbare squad which is ravaged by illness and injury at the moment. We’ve got to get people in for Saturday.”
Bogdan Vastsuk is Farnborough’s top scorer with seven goals this Season
Darren Freeman’s rock-bottom Rooks are 19 points adrift of safety, with 8 points from 24 games having suffered 18 League defeats this Season.
A last minute equaliser from attacking-midfielder James Fraser sealed a point for Lewes last weekend, in a 1-1 draw with Leiston at The Dripping Pan.
The Rooks boosted their Squad in the week, with the additions of winger Josh Jones and sought-after striker George Landias.
However, midfidler James Hammond missed out through suspension for a red card received at East Thurrock United at the start of the month.
Lewes last time out (vs Leiston): Chris Winterton (gk), Steve Brinkhurst, Leon Redwood, Lee Carey, Stacey Freeman, Alex Malins, Henry Muggeridge, Lloyd Cotton, Richard Pacquette, James Fraser, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Trevor McCreadie, Curtis Gayler, James Hammond and Philip Appiah.
Lewes lost 5-1 away to Farnborough in the League at the start of the Season
Saturdays Referee is Stuart Butler and his Assistants are Darren Eaton and Gary Hamilton.
Date: Saturday 19 December 2015
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture
Stadium Address: Lewes Community Football Club, The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XA.
Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adult £11
- Concession £6
- Under 16s FREE.
The Dripping Pan is at the very start of Mountfield Road, directly behind the station. If you are coming from the north or west, turn off the A27 for Lewes and turn right (signposted Rodmell and Piddinghoe) after about a mile at the first set of traffic lights, adjacent to the prison. Follow that road until you get to a mini roundabout by The Swan pub and turn left. Continue along this road leads to the ground.
There are limited car parking spaces in the Sussex Downs College and Priory School car parks down Mountfield Road past the ground. Metered street parking is available and there is a pay and display car park directly outside the ground (operating 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday) but please be aware that Lewes has quite a number of ‘keen’ traffic wardens patrolling the town so please purchase a ticket where required.
Lewes has a fifteen minute train service to Brighton, departing approximately every fifteen minutes in both directions. There is a direct London train approximately every 30 minutes to Victoria, via Gatwick Airport and Clapham Junction. For more information check: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Lewes railway station is about a two minute walk from the Dripping Pan. When you exit the main entrance, turn left and follow the path over the bridge. The ground will be in front of you.
Match Day Information
Entrance for all fans is via the main turnstiles in the Mountfield Road car park. The Dripping Pan has a bar in which you can sample a pint of fine Harveys beer brewed in the town, and a number of refreshment outlets around the ground.
Please note that for Health & Safety purposes the club operates a strict policy of not allowing dogs (apart from guide dogs) or other pets into the ground on match days.
Enjoy the game!
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