This Saturday Lancing host Newhaven in their play-off tie in which Step 4 take on Step 5 in Sussex.
Here is an account of how recent encounters between the sides have fared.
During our pre-season schedule under Joint-Managers Louis and Rhodes, the Lancers faced Newhaven in a friendly at Culver Road. Liam Hendy, Harrison Parker, Finn Daniels-Yeomans, James Rhodes, Darius Goldsmith, Matt Daniel, Bradley Campbell-Francis, Mohamed Zabadne and Will Berry all featured in the squad. A brace from former-yellow James Waters secured a 2-1 victory.
Catch Dave Wilmott’s report here.
A curtailed season due to COVID-19 meant that neither side met during the campaign. Lancing and Newhaven finished 7th and 8th respectively, both on 20 points. PPG taken over 2 season’s resulted in our promotion to Step 4 and the Isthmian League.
A win, a loss, and a draw under the successful management of Rouane and Altendorff.
First, two encounters within a week – once in the Peter Bentley Cup and once in the Southern Combination Football League.
Lancing progressed into the third round of the cup following a 3-1 victory away from home, whilst securing a 2-2 draw on home turf in the latter league fixture. Goals scored by James Rhodes and Lewis Finney won the point.
Second, the return league fixture in January was slightly more eventful. A 3-1 defeat including both a goal and (later correctly appealed) sending off for Mo Juwara was suffered at The Trafalgar Ground, Fort Road.
Lancing will need all of your support on Saturday – let’s pack out Culver Road and support the lads in their Isthmian league play-off. Gates will open at 1.30pm – £10/5/2 – cash & card.