Wormull: today felt more like a six-pointer for us

Simon Wormull said that results in other games in the Ryman Premier today meant his Lewes side’s 1-0 win over high-flying Bognor Regis Town felt more like a ‘six-pointer’ victory.

Asked how he felt his players did in dealing with the conditions, he said: “To be honest with you, I think we played very well again. We opened them up quite a lot and caused them a lot of trouble, a lot of problems.

“Maybe it was a penalty (for Bognor in the first half), I’m not going to dispute it. But again a great save from Kieron (Thorp) kept us in the game. And then second half, obviously when the weather started (deteriorating) it does become a difficult game. The wind was really blustery, but it just shows the character of the side at the moment, we’re never say die.

“And obviously Crabby’s nipped up, nipped a header, and then it’s kind of all hands to the pump again. Then Kieron pulls off that double save at the end and it’s a match-winner... a real match-winner.

“We’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing, keep that ascendency, keep that confidence, and hopefully if the game is on on Saturday (against Thurrock at the Dripping Pan, 2pm kick off), get ourselves another three points before Hastings (away on New Year’s Day, 3pm).

“And the thing is they’re all good games for us (at the moment) because they’re all teams around us - and although we’ve played a lot more games than other people, looking at the results today, it was probably a six-pointer for us today because other teams around us lost.

“So in terms of that we’ve got to be happy with everything.”

See this Friday’s Sussex Express for plenty more comment from Simon Wormull, including news on the knee injury that looks set to keep Steve Robinson out for three months, the bizarre incident that saw Joe Kay replace first choice left back Dom Ozga just seconds before kick-off against Bognor, and what Wormull thinks of Saturday’s opponents Thurrock.