Peacehaven sign Fenwick ahead of derby clash with Lewes

Bayan Fenwick
Bayan Fenwick

Peacehaven boss Tony Coade has bolstered his attacking options in time for their crunch derby clash against Lewes.

Bayan Fenwick, 22, was released from Crystal Palace and trained with Peacehaven this week.

Coade was impressed with the former Lewes and Eastbourne Borough striker and acted swiftly to sign him up in time for their Ryman League Premier derby clash with Garry Wilson’s Lewes outfit.

Coade said, “We have been missing a player like Bayan. He has that little bit of quality with an eye for a goal.

“Last week we dominated against Harrow Borough but we just couldn’t put the ball into the net. Hopefully Bayan will help us in that area. It’s a real boost for us.

“We have seen many players leave the club so to get Bayan in is great news.”

Coade added, “Lewes is a huge game for us. It means a lot as they are our near neighbours, we are close in the league and it means a lot to the club.

“We are hoping for a big gate. We want to get as many fans through the door and hopefully they can cheer us on to a positive result. “I think it will be a cracker it’s a game we all look forward to from the players, the fans and everyone connected with the club.”

Tom Lawley is pushing for a first team start having recovered from an Achilles problem.

Peacehaven are 16th in the table and need a win to boost a poor run of form that has seen them win just once and lose four of their last five matches. Lewes have also been on the slide lately and have dropped to 19th in the Ryman League Premier following back-to-back defeats against Hendon and Canvey Island. Boss Garry Wilson said, “Derby games are always a good occasion and it’s a match we are all looking forward to. Our performances have been much better of late there is no doubt about that but we need to turn those performances into wins.

“We both know each others’ games and the players know each other so that all adds a bit of spice. It’s a big game for both sides as we both need the points.”

Lewes skipper Gary Elphick (hamstring) and goalkeeper Rikki Banks are doubtful.