Hockey – Lewes just happy to win after enforced break

With no match and no training in the past week, Lewes struggled to find any sort of form against a team near the bottom of the table.

However, they were happy to walk away with three points and return to the top of the league, with most other matches being postponed due to the weather.

Lewes’ defence struggled throughout the game and Banbury were the first to score with a breakaway goal.

The Lewes attack stuttered, with many passes failing to find their target, but after a series of penalty corners the ball was sent wide to Matt Clark to level the score.

The second half continued in the same vein but keeper Rory Jervis had another good game and kept the opposition at bay. One of the best Lewes moves of the game saw the ball played down the left touchline with an inch-perfect cross being netted by Ollie Baxter.

Lewes had further chances but a sigh of relief was audible when the final whistle went.

Pictured left are some of the Lewes Hockey Club junior hockey players who met their heroes at the Wembley Arena Super Sixes on Sunday.

See this Friday’s Sussex Express for more reports and stories on hockey.