Rooks make it two wins in a row with away victory in North London

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Lewes made it two wins in a row when they came from behind to beat Wingate and Finchley in North London last night.

The hosts were leading at half time through a Leon Smith strike. But the Rooks turned it around after the interval – first when first Paul Booth scored from the penalty spot after the veteran striker himself had been fouled in the box – and then when Ian Draycott came off the bench to score the winner from a goalmouth scramble with 15 minutes to go.

The visitors held out during a nervous four minutes of added time to secure the win, and the results pulls Lewes back to within three points of the Ryman Premier play-off places.

It also sets up this Saturday’s home game against high-flying Lowestoft Town, who have occupied a place in the play-off positions for all but one week of this season so far. The Trawlermen gave the Rooks a solid beating on the opening day of the season at their place, so Lewes will be out to avenge that 3-1 defeat.