ROOKS RALLY AT PHOENIX
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.
ON THEIR WAY: Lewes celebrate their opening goal