Lewes love to hear a goal roar from a big crowd at the Dripping Pan.

They gave almost 800 supporters four to cheer as they bounced back to winning ways.

A 4-2 success over Haringey Borough, with Ollie Tanner scoring twice, sent Rooks third in Pitching In Isthmian premier.

They bounced back from a midweek defeat at East Thurrock in some style with Tom Carlse and Joe Taylor also on target.

Tanner recently signed a new deal at Lewes and is now under contract until end of next season.

Rooks boss Tony Russell said: “There aren’t many 0-0s flying about when we are in town!

“We have come off a tough couple of weeks and last Tuesday was a disaster for us.

“We turned up on a surface which didn’t suit us so we had to change our shape and philosophy and bang it long because it was impossible to pass the ball on that pitch.

“The message on Saturday was to be positive and go for it.

“Play good football, attack, put some combinations together.

“We had a really good training session and worked on a few bits.

“We did some patterns in the final third and it came off.”

Tanner drew defenders and sent in Carlse for a quick equaliser after Borough went ahead early on.

The hosts led at half-time after Tanner cut in from the left to finish.

They extended that advantage after the break with a beautiful chipped finish from an angle by Taylor.

An unfortunate own goal by Mitchell Nelson as he tried to clear a low cross put Haringey back in the contest.

But Lewes eased any concerns with a fabulous team goal.

There was sharp passing, including a super touch from Bradley Pritchard, before Tanner drilled the ball home.

Russell said: “Ollie Tanner is a special young player we have got.

“He scored two and set one up so he had a great game.

“It was a good game and a good crowd as well.

“Hearing the roar go up when they score, the boys love it. When the locals turn up in their numbers it is a good place to be.”

Horsham boss Dom di Paola saw his side round off a physically and mentally tiring week by scoring their biggest away win for six years.

They thrashed Brightlingsea Regent 6-0, seven days after their long FA Cup haul to Carlisle.

The Horsham squad enjoyed a night out on Manchester after that to celebrate their run to the first round proper.

They then overcame a Senior Cup banana skin as they beat Pagham in a midweek tie.

Di Paola said: “We were worried. Every time we have played in the FA Cup we have been terrible in the next game.

“But the boys were excellent against Pagham and we probably caught Brightlingsea at a good time.

“It was a bit nervy at the start because we’re not used to scoring goals and winning games but, once we scored, we played really well.”

Brightlingsea changed manager in midweek and Hornets showed no mercy.

A hat trick from Shamir Fenelon, plus additional goals from Rob O’Toole, Danny Dudley and Lucas Rodrigues, his first for the club, helped the Hornets pick up their first three points away from home this campaign.


National League, south: Concord Rangers 2 Eastbourne Borough 1.

FA Trophy, 1st round proper: Hayes and Yeading 0 Worthing 3.

Pitching In Isthmian premier division: Brightlingsea 0 Horsham 6; Lewes 4 Haringey Borough 2.

Isthmian south east: East Grinstead 0 Corinthian 0; Hastings United 1 Cray Valley 2; Haywards Heath 0 Hythe 1; Lancing 1 Ramsgate 2; Sevenoaks 1 Chichester 1; Sittingbourne 1 Three Bridges 1; Whitehawk 2 VCD Athletic 1; Whitstable 0 Burgess Hill 1.

SCFL premier: AFC Uckfield 0 Broadbridge Heath 0; AFC Varndeanians 2 Steyning 3; Bexhill 3 Littlehampton 1; East Preston 0 Eastbourne Town 9 (nine); Eastbourne United 1 Saltdean 1; Hassocks 2 Alfold 1; Horsham YMCA 2 Lingfield 6; Loxwood 1 Crawley Down Gatwick 3; Pagham 0 Newhaven 4; Peacehaven 1 Little Common 1.

SCFL division one: Billingshurst 5 Worthing United 0; Godalming 1 Hailsham 0; Midhurst 2 Arundel 2; Mile Oak 0 Dorking Wanderers Res 5; Oakwood 0 Wick 2; Roffey v Montpelier Villa off; Seaford 2 Epsom and Ewell 2; Selsey 1 Forest Row 1; Shoreham 2 Storrington 0.