Lewes want to turn on some magic for their home supporters tonight.

And it could take them second in the league table.

Rooks host bottom team Leatherhead in Pitching In Isthmian premier.

They ran riot in the second half at Margate on Saturday, winning 6-2 having trailed at half-time.

Boss Tony Russell considers this team to be among the most exciting he has ever managed.

He would love to see them give the home faithful a taste of what they can do.

Russell said: “I’ve put together some really good sides but this is as good a young team as I’ve had.

“This is what we wanted to do – get hungry, talented young players.

“It has taken a bit of time to gel.

“But that 20 minutes in the second half on Saturday, I was blown away. It was unreal.

“The support of the Lewes people has been unbelievable.

“We have been getting 1,100 here, 700 here - so good crowds.

“We beat Enfield 4-1 at home but, being honest, we perhaps haven’t put in really good performances at home.

“I’m desperate for us to continue where we left off and it would be nice to do that for the home fans. These are exciting times.”

Lewes were two goals down inside ten minutes in their last home fixture, eventually losing 3-1 to Hornchurch.

They have also gone down to Met Police and drawn 0-0 with Horsham at the Dripping Pan.

Taylor Maloney, 22, scored a hat-trick at Margate and Ollie Tanner, 19, added two in that dazzling second half.


Maloney came through the ranks at Charlton and appeared for them against Crawley in the EFL Trophy four years ago, when he went on as sub for current Albion under-23s coach Andrew Crofts.

He made ten appearances on loan at Newport County before being let go by Charlton.

Tanner was a youngster with Arsenal and, like Maloney, has played for Bromley.

TONIGHT (7.45pm unless stated)
SCFL premier: Hassocks v Eastbourne United, Little Common v Lingfield, Loxwood v East Preston, Newhaven v Littlehampton Town, Saltdean v Peacehaven, Steyning v Alfold.

SCFL division one: Roffey v Storrington (7.30pm), Seaford v Mile Oak (7.30pm), Selsey v Billingshurst, Shoreham v Hailsham, Wick v Arundel.

WEDNESDAY (7.45pm)
Pitching In Isthmian premier: Kingstonian v Worthing.