Lewes (@2.4) vs Bowers & Pitsea (@2.4)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Bowers & Pitsea will win

Lewes – Bowers & Pitsea Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 10:00

Because his was a red-card offence,Oseni was able to play in the replayed tie, whilst Cotton wasnt, because a redcard isnt competition specific. Nothing toounusual about that based on his combative style you may say, but when he thenpicked up a second yellow in the next round away at Farnborough, in a highlyentertaining 2-2 draw, he was suspended for the replayed tie. During that samegame Farnborough centre-back Nathaniel Oseni was red-carded for bringing downBilly Medlock as he sped through on goal. Not really. In possibly one of the dullest games we have played in recentyears, skipper Lloyd Cotton picked up a second half yellow card. Fair? Cast your mind back to our first FA Cup tie last season,away to Molesey.

By the time we had overcomeFarnborough we then faced two games against Kings Langley and then a home tieagainst Merthyr Town before being drawn at Bath City, our 8th gamein the competition. The ridiculous situation was thatafter picking up his second competition yellow in the game against MerthyrTown, Hammo could have deliberately got a red and then missed the league gameagainst Haringey Borough, but then been available for the lucrative Bath Citygame. Unfortunately, we picked up suspensions for two yellowcards for that game, with first team players James Hammond, Leon Redwood andNico Cotton all unavailable due to the rule.

However, Lewes suddenly started to play some of the football we know they are capable of. Dayshonne hit the bar. Jordy scored with a screamer after 51 minutes and we found ourselves on top. With a little more luck we might even have salvaged something. Their keeper made a world class save from someone else. If it had been eleven v eleven in second half it may well have been a different story.

Lewes 0 Bowers & Pitsea 2 - match report

Kenzer was spotted by West Ham scouts captaining theNewham and Essex Schools representative side and joined the Hammers as aschoolboy. He developed through their academy to be given a two yearscholarship in the summer of 2010.In the second year of his scholarship he wasa regular in the West Ham Under 18 side and also played for their DevelopmentSquad. He signed a professional contract in 2012, then went on to BanburyUnited, Oxford United, Bishops Stortford, and Hornchurch.

On that subject, thank you to everyonewho continues to contribute to the fund in any way. We certainly feel that there are no teams in thisdivision that we fear nor is there anyone who appears to be throwingsilly/serious (delete as you feel appropriate on whether it is sustainable forthe Non-League game) money at it as we continue to see in some of the otherdivisions. Yet, we are ambitious and work very closely with Darren and his teamto identify players that will enhance our squad, but we will always work withinour budget and the 12th Man Fund. Obviously it is early days, and some of the results from thefirst two games are surprising as teams find their feet with new squads,management and tactics.

0 matches ended in a draw. In 2 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Bowers & Pitsea won 1 matches. In 2 (40.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.Lewes in actual season average scored 1.44 goals per match. In 5 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Bowers & Pitsea average scored 1.43 goals per match in season 2019. Teams Lewes Bowers & Pitsea played so far 1 matches.Lewes won 0 direct matches. In 3 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams.

We are also working hard on updating various aspects of the ground, some of which are over 125 years old. Whilst we cant do everything at once its not just a cost issue but an operational one for instance we cant replace our floodlights without taking heavy machinery onto our excellent playing surface and damaging it. Obviously, we are helped by a superb natural setting but that isnt enough to win such awards. Our volunteers and match day staff add the operational excellence and of course our food and drink options continue to evolve and adapt to our fans palates.

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It used to be the case that the sole reason behind that was that they were almost guaranteed three points but under Darren, Ross and Codges stewardship, it has become more of an off the field thing. Weve also seen over the last few weeks from fellow Isthmian League Premier clubs season previews on the Leagues website that 16 of the 21 clubs (ourselves included) rate Lewes as one, if not the best, away game they are looking forward to this season.

That seasonwas notable too for their cup run in the FA Vase, which took them to thesemi-finals where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Morpeth Town2-1 away after drawing the home leg 2-2. In 2004 Bowers United merged with Sunday league neighboursPitsea to form Bowers and Pitsea FC. Under current manager Rob Small theyfinished runners-up in the Essex Senior League in 2015, going one better a yearlater to win the league and gain promotion to the Isthmian League.

As wedream of a trip to Wembley we can also be comforted by the fact that after theSixth Round, any previous cautions are wiped from the record. The good news is that the FA have changed the rules and forthis season. In both the FA Cup and Trophy a player will need to accumulatefour cautions before he is suspended from the next relevant cup game.

About Hartsdown ParkHartsdown Park is still a work in progress.I know I also wrote that three years ago before we last visited. This ispartly due to the fact that the last decade some of the ground (including theMain Stand and terracing) have been demolished in preparation for the buildingof new structures, but due to off the field changes in the boom and busteconomy of Non-League football, the promised new stands have failed tomaterialise.

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When did we last meetMargate?Last season we travelled down to Hartsdown Park in early September and cameaway with a 1-0 thanks to a smart headed goal by James Hammond. In the return fixture at the Pan in Decemberwas washed out after just 23 minutes with the scores at 0-0. In the re-arranged fixture in late January, therewas no break in the deadlock although with the game entering injury time, TheRooks were awarded a penalty when George Tuson-Firth was fouled by the Margatekeeper. Jonte Smith stepped up but hisspot-kick was saved, turning out to be his last kick in a Lewes shirt beforehis move to Oxford United.