Cards fall badly for Rooks in heavy home defeat

Lewes suffered a heavy defeat at home to Woking on Saturday, with a brace of goals in either half from the Cards seeing the Rooks go down 4-0.

Tim O’Shea’s men started well enough, with a Lyle Taylor effort hitting the post in the first minute before the same player fired over five minutes later.

But from then on all the significant chances went to the visitors.

A poor back pass from young Callum Davies on 12 minutes saw keeper Chris Winterton’s deseperate clearance cannon off the on loan defender from Gillingham into the path of Craig Dobson who made no mistake from six yards out.

It was 2-0 nine minutes later when another failed attempt by Lewes at clearing their lines led to Dobson homing in on goal for his second strike of the game.

The weather mirrored the home fans’ mood as the heavens then opened to soak the 834 present at the Dripping Pan.

Lewes rallied a little in the second half and the visitors didn’t find the net again until 12 minutes from time, when a fine Kieran Murtagh strike from distance found the bottom corner of the Lewes net. But the Cards then breached the home defence once more just two minutes later when former Rook Aswad Thomas ran onto a through ball from Moses Ademola to round off a miserable and wet afternoon for the home side.

The result meant the Cards enjoyed a clean sweep throughout the whole of February, winning all six of their matches in the Blue Square Bet South, scoring 14 times while not conceding a single goal.