Greenwich Are Ready As Rooks Prepare For Landing

Greenwich Borough are looking to end a run of four games without a win when they host table toppers Lewes at the DGS Stadium in the Isthmian League South on Saturday afternoon. Bill Martin reports.

DGS Stadium

The Cannons will be hoping for a response after letting a two-goal lead slip against 17th placed Chipstead last week. Goals from Tom Carlse and Ali Fuseini were not enough to secure the three points as the home side fought back with 20 minutes remaining, through Christopher O’Flaherty and Samuel Bell to send Greenwich back to the capital with just a point.

Slump

Recent results have meant the Borough slump to fifth in the standings, seven points behind their upcoming opponents after being within two points of the leaders just two games ago.

Meanwhile Lewes are riding high off of six games unbeaten. The only team to top them in November was Vanarama National League South’s Truro City, beating the East Sussex outfit in the FA Trophy third qualifying round last weekend.

Pressure at the top

Looking at the recent history between the two sides, it suggests that Greenwich will be coming away with the win, notching wins against the current leaders twice in the league last season. However, Lewes are going strong at the top this season.

Entertainment

Greenwich could jump back into the top three, closing the gap on the Rooks to three points. On the other hand, the visiting side could extend their lead at the top to seven points.

It should be an entertaining game for the neutral; Greenwich have a wealth of attacking options. The likes of Jack Barham, Travis Gregory and Charlie MacDonald who have scored the bulk of the goals for the side so far this campaign, whilst William Medlock of the opposition is the league’s current leading scorer, so it could be an all-out attacking affair come three o’clock Saturday.