First ever Sussex Express Lewes FC Player of the Month (August 2011) is... Matt Somner

So, after much deliberation and many recounts, the winner of the inaugural Sussex Express is Steve King’s summer signing and midfield ace Matt Somner.

To be honest, it didn’t take that much deliberating, just a calculator to add up the various marks out of 10 we awarded for each game.

Matt has been rewarded for a month of very consistent performances in a Rooks shirt as Lewes first struggled away at bookies’

Ryman League

favourites Lowestoft Town, before putting in progressively better displays against the Metropolitan Police, Billericay Town and Horsham. While other players have put in man of the match performances in individual games, Matt just shades the average count for contributing four seven-out-of-ten displays over the month of August. He was run close by Nic Ciardini, Steve Robinson, Michael Malcolm and Malvin Kamara. A presentation will be made either before or after the home match with

Aveley tomorrow (Saturday).