Lewes grabbed a 1-1 draw with Horsham despite having Julian Curnow dismissed.

He was sent off following a scuffle with Stuart Hardy in their Ryman League division two derby at the Dripping Pan.

The visitors took the lead on five minutes when Steve Payne fired past Lewes keeper Ross Standen.

Lee Newman equalised on 24 minutes when he sprang the Horsham defence, who stood claiming offside, and took the ball around Ian Chatfield to score.

Three minutes from the break two excellent saves from Chatfield, the first with his feet to deny Newman and the second a fierce drive from Chris Dicker which was tipped over, saw things level at the break.

Curnow was dismissed on 55 minutes following a tackle on Hardy and a scuffle missed by many in the crowd.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Lewes kept pushing for a winner and Chatfield made another good save to stop a Sam Francis header.

Either side could have won the game in injury time when Newman saw a chance cleared off the line by Hardy with Ross Venables striking the follow-up over the crossbar.

At the other end Ben Jones rounded Standen before a crucial tackle from Marc Cable robbed the striker.