Rooks hoping rain stays away for visiting Hendon

Lewes v Met Police. Pictures by Angela Brinkhurst
Lewes v Met Police. Pictures by Angela Brinkhurst

Lewes assistant manager Danny Bloor is hoping the rain stays clear as the Rooks entertain Hendon tomorrow (Saturday).

Lewes assistant manager Danny Bloor is hoping the rain stays clear as the Rooks entertain Hendon tomorrow (Saturday).

The midweek match against promotion-chasing Wealdstone was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, and the forecast is for more rain once again.

Lewes have played more than the majority of the Sussex sides in January, with five matches compared many sides in the County League who have played just two.

Hendon, who sit one place above Garry Wilson’s side coming into the match, have only played three times in 2014, and remain unbeaten after trips to Maidstone United, Margate and Billericay Town.

Should the match go ahead, it will be the visitors’ first in eleven days after Adam Wallace’s strike gave them a 1-0 win at Billericay on January 21.

Bloor said: “We have been quite fortuitous in the fact that we have played more games than most of the sides in the Division this month.

“However, there is nothing we can do about the weather, and the consequent postponements. Everyone in the league is in the same boat.

“Of course it is not ideal, but we have to deal with it.”

The weather almost got the better of the Rooks’ match on Saturday, with play being halted temporarily during the 0-0 draw at Metropolitan Police.

In torrential conditions, there were signs that lightening was close to the ground as 80 minutes came up on the clock.

The referee took a common sense approach to the conditions, and consulted with both managers whether or not to allow play to continue.

Sam Gore will miss the Rooks’ next match, whether it be on Saturday or a later date, after picking up a one match suspension.