It’s a long way to travel for a Sunday cup tie but Lewes make light of Jersey trip to make national semi-finals

The Lewes men who flew to Jersey for a National Trophy game
The Lewes men who flew to Jersey for a National Trophy game
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It was a long way to travel for a Sunday cup game but – in front of a good crowd – a slightly jaded Lewes did the business over Jersey and secured their place in the semi-final.

Lewes Men’s 1st XI came from behind to beat Jersey’s 1st XI 5-2 in the England Men’s National Trophy Quarter Finals.

Jersey deserved the first score but this was a wake-up call to Lewes and their midfield started to dominate. A move into the opposition D saw Harry Heitman equalise and then a wonderful pass from Jack Fox gave Dave Roberts a chance he did not miss.

A short while later Lewes were given a penalty stroke and Tom Newman whipped the ball into the net.

The second half saw Jersey start strongly with Lewes struggling after two games in two days and a degree of travel weariness. Jersey pulled one goal back but some fine keeping by Rory Jervis kept them at bay and two individual breakaway goals by Roberts and Matt Hickman put the game to bed.

The semi-final provides Lewes with yet another away trip, this time to Oxfordshire when they take on Banbury on March 24.