Welcome to The Dripping Pan for today’s Bostik Premier League game with Haringey Borough. Here is your complimentary e-programme.
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DARREN FROM THE DUGOUT
This season, we’ll be interviewing Darren ahead of every game. Click Play below to hear his thoughts ahead of today’s game.
TODAY’S MATCH MUSIC
Today’s stadium playlist has been specially curated by our resident DJ, John Peel (not that one). If you’re a Spotify user, you can follow the playlist and get a sneak preview of today’s music at the Pan.
JOIN THE LEWES FC VETS!
Good afternoon and welcome back to the Dripping Pan for the first ever visit by Haringey Borough. I’d like to welcome the fans, players, management and officials from North London and start by congratulating them on their magnificent run to the FA Cup 1st Round and coming so close to forcing a replay against AFC Wimbledon last Friday.
That was Borough’s sixth game in the competition, which is still one less than we managed this year. In fact, it is very possible indeed that only the two finalists will play more minutes in the cup this year than us – alas there’s no prize for that accolade!
Last week we delivered another very strong performance against Merthyr Town in the FA Trophy and progressed to the next round where we will host National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town next Saturday at The Pan. I was disappointed that we only had 475 watching that game, around 200 less than our average Bostik League attendances here this season. The team are certainly doing their bit at the moment with five wins in our last six games, so it would be great for everyone to get behind them.
We’ve seen a couple more movements in the squad in the past week. Darren has released Dan Darbyshire whilst Stacey Freeman has dual registered with Eastbourne Borough. Coming in through the turnstiles is midfielder Dayshonne Golding from Hastings United. Dayshonne will bring some more pace to the side and goals as well (we hope!).
Many of you will have seen that we took the difficult decision this week to part company with John Donoghue, our Women’s First Team Manager. It is never an easy decision to make but the board felt that recent results had not been what we had expected and with no relegation from the Championship this season we decided to act now and look to bring in a new manager who could bring some fresh ideas into the squad for the second half of the season. We wish John all the best for the future. Meanwhile, the team, under the caretaker management of our general manager Jack Heaselden, face Aston Villa tomorrow in the Championship here at The Pan, kick off 2pm.
Once again you will see the 12th Man buckets out before the game. Last week we raised around £50 in loose change – if we could double that at every home game this season we would be able to give Darren’s budget a real boost. Last season your donations were the difference between automatic promotion and a play-off spot so please dig deep for Daz!
Enjoy the game and Come on you Rooks!
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A BIT LIKE CHRISTMAS… AT THE CLUB SHOP
Are you looking for a Christmas jumper for the office Christmas party? Look no further than the Club Shop, where we now have Rooks Christmas jumpers on pre-order.
Stocks are limited so make sure you visit the Club Shop online and place your order. The jumpers are £30 each, with order expected to arrive very early December.
RECENT MATCH REVIEW
Lewes 2 vs Merthyr Town 0, FA Trophy, Saturday 10th November
The Rooks’ excellent cup form continues with a win over our Welsh visitors. See the match highlights from Your Instant Replay and Darren Freeman’s post-match interview below:
TODAY’S OPPONENTS: HARINGEY BOROUGH
It was not until 1970 that a team competed under the name of Haringey Borough when Wood Green Town who had played at Coles Park since 1930 changed their name. A merger with Edmonton FC in 1973 resulted in a brief change of name to Edmonton & Haringey FC until 1976 when the present name was re-adopted.
After the merger with Edmonton the club took Edmonton’s place in the Athenian League, joining Division Two North of the Isthmian League when the latter was disbanded in 1984, and switching to the Spartan League in 1988. Haringey Borough claimed their first trophy in winning the London Senior Cup in 1991.
Briefly renamed Tufnell Park in 1995, the club reverted to the name of Haringey Borough the following year. In 1997 they joined the newly merged Spartan South Midlands League. Relegated in 2007 to Division One, they finished runners-up the following season to bounce straight back to the Premier Division. In 2012 Haringey Borough finished fifth and won the league’s Challenge Trophy.
In 2013 the club were transferred to the Essex Senior League which they won in 2015 to earn promotion to Division One North of the Isthmian League. They finished fifth in 2017 but were beaten in the play-offs, going one better the following year, finishing fourth and more importantly beating Heybridge Swifts and Canvey Island to secure promotion to the Premier Division and achieve step 3 status for the first time.
Haringey Borough currently lie 17th in the table, though their most recent outing saw them claim an impressive 4-0 victory over former league leaders Tonbridge Angels on Monday evening. Equally impressive was their first appearance in the First Round of the FA Cup the previous Friday evening, when they went down 0-1 at home to AFC Wimbledon in front of a record crowd of 2,710.
MEET THE SQUAD
Tom Loizou – Manager
Tom’s football background is unique. His career began in Cyprus, where he started as a goalkeeper, and later played in midfield, winning practically every club honour going in the KOPA league. His management career started in England in 1993 where he was eventually promoted for a stint as caretaker manager at Leyton Orient. He went on to manage in Japan as well as back in Cyprus, before periods at Cheshunt, and Enfield Town. Tom landed at Haringey Borough FC in 2009 where legend has it he basically runs the club from top to bottom.
Valery Pajetat – Goalkeeper
As last week’s televised FA Cup tie proved, Valery is a very good goalkeeper. To quote his Manager: “I think he is the best goalkeeper in our league, the one above and the one above that.” Praise indeed.
Austin Byfield – Goalkeeper
Austin, the current second-choice keeper who famously scored the winner in a 3-2 victory for Boro over Aveley FC last January.
David Olufemi – Defender
David is Boro’s 24 year-old first choice full-back (or sometime winger) who broke into the first-team in 2013. His career began when he progressed through the Colchester United Academy.
Michael O’Donoghue – Defender
Michael is a 22 year-old Irishman who joined Colchester United’s Academy in 2013, having previously journeyed through the Reading and Leyton Orient Academies.
Mark Kirby – Defender
Mark is a teacher by day who has previously played for Hendon, Hillingdon Borough, Barnet, and Belstone FC. He joined Boro from Enfield Town.
Scott Mitchell – Defender
20 year-old Romford-born Scott plays centre-back and has a contract with Boro until the end of June 2019. He joined Twitter in October 2012.
Coby Rowe – Defender
Coby came through the ranks at Wingate & Finchley to become a regular in the first-team squad after joining Boro in January 2016.
Lionel Stone – Defender
The 24 year-old Scot started his career with Brentford, and joined Boro in October 2015.
Rakim Richards – Defender/Midfielder
Rakim can play right-back, or at the heart of the defence, or as defensive midfielder. He is on a contract with Boro until the end of June 2019. He might be on Twitter.
Georgios Aresti – Midfielder
Cypriot-born 24 year-old Giorgos has previously played for AEK Athens, Glyfada FC, Enosis Neon Paralimni, Ayia Napa FC, and Doxa Katokopias. He joined Boro from Ethnikos in July this year and is a former U21 international.
Charley Barker – Midfielder
Charley is a 19 year-old English box-to-box player who began his career with Leyton Orient, moving to Boro earlier this year. If he joined Twitter in March 2011 he was far too young and it shouldn’t have been allowed (IMHO).
Jordan Edwards – Midfielder
Jordan is a 19 year-old midfielder who began his football life at Swindon Town. He went on loan at Chippenham Town before joining Boro.
Jorge Djassi-Sambu – Midfielder
Jorge is a free-scoring midfielder you’ll remember coming on as a sub against AFC Wimbledon on telly donning his trademark dark glasses. Ask him after today’s game.
Michael Ademiluyi – Midfielder/Forward
Michael was the outstanding offensive player for Boro in last week’s televised narrow Cup defeat to Wimbledon. He said “This FA Cup run has been really, really good for us, but we have to concentrate on the league again and need to try and move up the table.” Not today young man.
Chinedu McKenzie – Forward
24 year-old Chinedu joined Boro in April this year from Bognor Regis, and was Boro’s leading scorer in the club’s FA Cup run this year. He has also previously played for Maidenhead.
Joel Nouble – Forward
22 year-old Deptford-born Joel started his career in the Youth systems at Chelsea, and Millwall, before being offered a scholarship by Dagenham & Redbridge. Joel went on to play for a host of non-league clubs before landing at Boro in July where he has bagged 9 goals in all competitions.
BOYESY BEHIND THE LENS
More great photos from club photographer James Boyes, this time from our win over Merthyr Town.
STODGEBUSTERS ON TOUR
Our fry-up fraternity head to south-west London for a date with Kingstonian
For the second week in a row the Stodgebusters had to travel away on the train from Uckfield due to the ongoing work on the line between Lewes and Three Bridges. Also for the second week in a row the ticket office was closed with people queuing at the only ticket machine on the platform.
We decided not to bother and would search out the guard on board to get our tickets. This proved more difficult than we thought. When Stodgebuster Malcolm finally found the lady guard she said she couldn’t issue tickets as a recent wrist injury meant she was unable to press the buttons on her ticket machine. It’s true, honestly!
When we arrived at Tolworth still ticketless after changing at East Croydon and Clapham Junction we thought we should buy tickets there for the journey home. PJ managed to decipher the machine outside the station and we were legal travellers at last. The fact that nobody checked tickets in either direction made us wonder why we bothered.
After all that it was time for lunch at the Broadway Cafe and very good it was as well. It was breakfasts for Gary and PJ, with Roly going for an omelette and Malcolm the Shepherds Pie and a pile of veg. We had so much time on our hands that Gary and PJ went for Jam Roly Poly and custard while the other two lightweights made do with a coffee. On paying the bill we found out that the owner remembered us after a couple of previous visits. He will see us again later in the season when we return to play Corinthian Casuals.
After our lovely lunch we made our way to the ground via a subway which goes under one of the worst roundabouts in the London area. Unfortunately there was a huge pool of dirty water at the entrance to negotiate. Gary, PJ and Roly leapt across like three antelopes but Malcolm misjudged the distance and plonked a foot right in it causing severe damage to his nice clean shoes!
We still had plenty of time when we arrived at the ground so had a drink in the bar before the action began.
We were all confident of victory with 2-1 being the most popular choice. We should have realised that we never usually fare well at Kingstonian and so it proved.
It was difficult to see much in the first half with the low lying sun proving a bit of a problem. What we could make out was a scrappy goal for the home team and a sending off for their number 5. He was booked for hoofing the ball out of the ground which nearly landed on the adjoining railway line. He was then red carded for a shocking tackle but still protested his innocence.
We hoped for better in the second half and within 30 seconds we got it. Ronnie beat his man and Jonte got on the end of his cross and slammed in the equaliser. Now could we go on and win it? Another goal could have demoralized the 10 men but it wouldn’t come. Credit to Kingstonian as they sorted themselves out and started to look dangerous again. It was no surprise when a magnificent cross was headed in without a Lewes defender anywhere near the scorer. So our bad luck at Kingstonian carried on and even playing them at a different ground hadn’t helped.
We were away sharpish on the final whistle to catch the 17.13 train to Clapham Junction. We couldn’t really complain about the result as the home team were excellent in the second half with 10 men and deserved the win.
We arrived back in Uckfield still without our tickets being checked. We could have had a free day out but that’s not the way the Stodgebusters do things. We like to pay our way even to inept train companies.
Next up? It was Merstham, but that will be rearranged after we put Merthyr to the sword in the Trophy last Saturday.
SPONSOR A LEWES FC PLAYER
It costs only £50 to sponsor a player or manager for home or away Kit. £25 for training kit and boots. All funds raised go to Lewes FC Supporters Club, helping to fund Lewes FC throughout the season.
Contact: email@example.com or see David or Barbara on match days.
HOME: REG FREEMAN
AWAY: DAVE LAMB
HOME: DAVID & BARBARA ARNOLD
AWAY: CATHY FELTHAM
HOME: RON PIDGEON
TRAINING KIT & BOOTHS: ETHEL TREAGUS
HOME: ED BRIGGS
AWAY: ED BRIGGS
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: ED BRIGGS
HOME: JAMES BRIGGS
AWAY: JAMES BRIGGS
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: JAMES BRIGGS
HOME: ROOK, CANNON AND HORSE ASSOCIATES LTD
AWAY: LUCAS WARNER
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: LUCAS WARNER
HOME: SUSIE ARLETT
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: SUSIE ARLETT
HOME: STUART FULLER
AWAY: STUART FULLER
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: STUART FULLER
HOME: DAVE LAMB
AWAY: DAVE LAMB
HOME: ROGER WARNER
AWAY: ROGER WARNER
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: ROGER WARNER
HOME: ANDY ROSSITTER
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS:
HOME: DAVID & BARBARA ARNOLD
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS:
HOME: NEIL FINNEY
AWAY: LUCAS WARNER
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: SUSIE ARLETT
HOME: BARRY HAFFENDEN
AWAY: JASON FOULKES
TRAINING KIT & BOOTS: LUCAS WARNER
HOME: TONY HARMAN
AWAY: YEOVIL JOHN
HOME: DAVE EVANS
HOME: WILL & COLIN KEMP
If you wish to sponsor a player, contact David Arnold at the Supporters Club.
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