The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK NORTH & SOUTH - By Jamie Brown

TA­BLE-TOP­PING Lewes came from be­hind and took the points from ten-man Phoenix Sports at May place Road.

In a lively en­counter, it was Phoenix who started the game on the front foot and took a de­served lead when a long ball from Tony Robin­son was held up by Jeff Duah-Kessie, who showed a deft touch to set up Jonny Miller. Two min­utes later, DuahKessie had a chance to make it two when a right-footed shot went ag­o­nis­ingly wide. Phoenix were made to pay on 18 min­utes when, from a Lewes cor­ner, Frankie Chap­pell rose high­est to head home. Lewes started prob­ing and on 30 min­utes took the lead. A break down the right was fin­ished su­perbly with a Jonte Smith chip from 20 yards out. The game was a tight af­fair with some full-blooded tack­les and in the 40th minute, fol­low­ing a late chal­lenge from Gil Car­valho, the ref­eree pro­duced a red card. This seemed to lift Phoenix and on 44 min­utes they were awarded a penalty for hand­ball in the area, Ash­ley Pro­bets tuck­ing away for 2-2. A minute later Lewes re­gained the lead when Charles Cop­pola crossed and un­lucky Ryan An­drews touched into his own net The game cooled down some­what un­til the clincher, when a chal­lenge on Bouwe Bosma was ad­judged a penalty, al­low­ing the de­pend­able Billy Med­lock to con­vert.

PIC­TURE: Tony Fowles

ON THEIR WAY: Lewes cel­e­brate their open­ing goal

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