Lewes have added to their attacking options with the capture of Whitehawk striker Ben Godfrey.

The former Charlton Athletic youngster links up again with his ex-Croydon Athletic boss Tim O’Shea who took over at the Dripping Pan a fortnight ago.

Godfrey has scored ten goals in 15 appearances since joining Hawks in September but he has been on O’Shea’s radar since he was installed at Lewes.

Hawks boss Darren Freeman revealed after last night’s game with Worthing that Godfrey was on his way to the Rooks.

Freeman was reluctant to lose a player who has been a hit at the Enclosed Ground but also did not want to deny him the opportunity of playing at a higher level.

He said: “Ben has been fantastic for us and I have been pleased to work with him. He has the right attitude and can be very successful in his caree br.

“I would love to keep him but the lad wants to play higher football.

“I have been in contact with Tim and Smudger (Neil Smith) throughout the last two weeks. I knew this was going to happen and I agreed to let him go after the Worthing game.

“As a club it is nice to see a young player move on to a team who are in a higher league but we are ambitious and want to get there ourselves. As long as Ben gets the service he will score goals.

“Tim worked with Ben before me and got the best out of him. I inherited a good player but I like to think we have worked on him as well and helped his game progress.”

Godfrey was a regular scorer with Croydon Athletic after joining them from Charlton in March 2009. He is expected to make his Lewes debut at home to St Albans on Saturday.

While Godfrey is joining Lewes, experienced defender Marc Pullan has moved in the opposite direction.

Pullan, who joined the Rooks in the summer from Eastbourne Borough, became the first player to leave the club since O’Shea’s appointment after he was released by mutual consent.

Whitehawk immediately snapped up the 36-year-old, beating off competition from another Sussex club, and Pullan made his debut in last night’s 1-0 win against Worthing.

Freeman added: “There was another club who wanted him but we are delighted to have someone like Marc Pullan come to the club. We have great strength in depth now, with the likes of Stuart Tuck and Matt Hurley as well.

“Tim O’Shea and I have a good relationship. There is no animosity about Ben going and I am delighted that Marc has joined us after they let him go.”

O’Shea’s unbeaten start came to an end as Lewes lost 1-0 at Bishop’s Stortford in Blue Square Bet south last night.