An impressive team performance saw Jonte Smith and his Lewes teammates return to the top of the league with a superb 2-1 victory against pre-match league leaders Cray Wanderers.
Cray had overtaken Lewes and moved to the top of the league with an emphatic 9-1 victory over Ashford United on Wednesday and would have expected to be on the front foot from the start.
However, Lewes were the side who started well and took the lead inside the first minute through Omarr Lawson, who latched onto a perfectly-weighted through-ball and calmly slotted the ball through the legs of Nick Blue to score his first goal for the club and get the Rooks off to the perfect start.
Lewes were in dreamland just nine minutes later as they were awarded a penalty after Jamie Brotherton was fouled in the area by Mitchell Nelson.
Brotherton took the spot-kick, and rolled it into the bottom corner to double Lewes’s lead.
Cray were able to deservedly pull a goal back after 68 minutes, as Ben Mundele was played in down the right and saw his cross-shot helped over the line from close range by a combination of MacDonald and the covering Frankie Chappell.