Hinshelwood appointed new Lewes academy coach

Crawley Town CEO Michael Dunford announces that Gary Alexander and chief scout Martin Hinshelwood would be the caretaker managers after the sacking of Richie Barker (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGSUS00120130512093641

Crawley Town CEO Michael Dunford announces that Gary Alexander and chief scout Martin Hinshelwood would be the caretaker managers after the sacking of Richie Barker (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGSUS00120130512093641

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Lewes have appointed former Brighton and Crawley Town manager Martin Hinshelwood as coach at their academy.

The former Crystal Palace player joins former Rooks first team coach and player Steve Eke.

The club will create four more places at its academy and anyone interested should contact adrian@lewesfc.com who is running the recruitment.

The academic course provides a two-year Level 2/3 VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification) in sport and all that is required is a grade C or above in GCSE maths and English.

Board director Charlie Dobres commented: “The addition of Martin to our academy is a huge coup. He has a wealth of experience at all levels of football and for a 16-year-old boy to be able work with him in training is an incredible opportunity.”

A disappointing display saw nine-man Lewes fall to a 2-0 defeat at Tonbridge Angels in an eventful game.

Manager Garry Wilson said: “It was a disaster all-round. We didn’t play well enough. There were some silly decisions made, like we had an appeal for a stonewall penalty for a challenge on Terry Dodd turned down.”

Lewes’ Alex Malins was taken off with suspected knee ligament damage.

Jerome Sobers gave Tonbridge the lead when he powerfully heading home a Lee Carey corner.

Captain Gary Elphick (hamstring) went off before Lewes were down to nine men when Jordan Sanderson and then Ollie Rowe was harshly shown a second yellow card for clipping Billy Medlock.

Tonbridge made it 2-0 when Okojie cut the ball back for Teniola to finish well from close range.

Lewes travel to Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday before hosting second-placed Margate on Bank Holiday Monday at the Dripping Pan, kick-off 3pm.

Wilson added: “We got to show some character. It’s a very difficult weekend but we need to bounce back as soon as possible. We will need to play the basics of the game a lot better and play with a lot of confidence.”