A prolific striker has extended his stay after recording his best ever goal scoring season.

Lewes forward Joe Taylor will remain with the club for the 2023/24 season

The 32-year-old claimed the joint golden boot in the Isthmian Premier Division this year with 30 league goals .

Lewes FC said they were thrilled to announce the new contract.

Joe Taylor has scored 70 goals in 90 games since joining the Rooks in May 2021.

The Argus: Joe Taylor joined Lewes in May 2021. Picture by James BoyesJoe Taylor joined Lewes in May 2021. Picture by James Boyes

He said: “I can’t wait to get going again, already. Last season was my best goal scoring season ever and I’m more motivated than ever to do it again.

“In the last two seasons we’ve improved as a team and I believe next season we will go one better. I’m excited to play for this club and this management team and I’m really enjoying my football at Lewes.

“Thanks to the fans for all the continued support – see you all in pre-season.”

Lewes missed out the play offs only on goal difference last season, finishing sixth with 74 points but with a two worse goal difference than Cray Wanderers in fifth.


Taylor won a host of awards at the club’s end of season ceremony at the end of April following his prolific season in England’s seventh tier.

He picked up the owners’ player of the year, players’ player and manager’s player of the year.

Lewes manager Tony Russell said on Lewes FC’s website: “Coming off the season JT had, I’m sure you can imagine he had a lot of attention from teams up, down and sideways in the leagues offering him crazy money far beyond what we can offer.

“I know he loves playing for Lewes, and he loves the way we play and the number of chances we get for him to score the amount of goals he lives for.

“JT’s loyalty to me and the club can’t be underplayed here. I’m delighted I get to continue to work with him again and I know the fans will look forward to seeing him banging in goals for Lewes.”

Joe Taylor started his career with Margate FC and has played for a host of clubs including Ramsgate, Sittingbourne FC, Farnborough, Folkestone Invicta, Cray Wanderers and Ebbsfleet.