Robins travel to free scoring Lewes

Carshalton Athletic travel to the south coast on Tuesday 2nd November as they face Lewes in a game rearranged from 28th September at The Dripping Pan (kick off 7.45pm).

Despite slipping to ninth in the table from a high of second in late September, Lewes remain the highest scorers in the Isthmian League Premier Division with 33 goals, including 15 in the last three league games. The most recent of those, however, was a 5-4 loss to table toppers, Worthing. Top scorer, Joe Taylor scored twice from the penalty spot in that game, taking his tally for the season to 13 already. Taylor Maloney and Ollie Tanner have also each weighed in with seven goals so far.

The ex-Cray Wanderers management duo of Tony Russell and Joe Vines have recruited heavily from their successful teams there, and from Cray’s current landlords, National League Bromley.

First team coach, Keith Boanas commented prior to the fixture rearrangement: “Their management team knows us well and we think we know what to expect from them. We know we’ll have to match them for speed and effort.”

One of more curiously named grounds in football – The Dripping Pan was voted the number one ground in the country to visit in the 2020 book, British Football’s Greatest Grounds – 100 Must See Football Venues. There certainly can’t be many grounds where one of the ticket options is a beach hut!

An evening game in November might not have visiting Robins’ fans reaching for the suntan lotion, but they will be hoping to be warmed up by a less hesitant performance than seen at times in recent league games. Saturday’s 3-2 FA Trophy win at Horsham should have been a confidence booster, in contrast to Lewes’ 2-0 defeat to Bishops Stortford in the same competition.

A 1-1 draw at Haringey Borough in the last league fixture, in which the home side scored in the first minute, meant the Robins dropped to 13th in the table, despite having taken five points from the last nine. Eze Ebuzoene’s late sending off for two yellow cards in that game will mean he is unavailable.

Tickets are available at:

£11 adult; £7 concession; children under 16 – free – or a beach hut for 6 people - £99 (yes, really)