A welcome return to Lewes, Lewis and more squad news

A welcome return to Lewes, Lewis and more squad news

Former Rooks Player of the Year Lewis Carey returns to take the number one shirt whilst three depart

Stuart Fuller
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James Boyes

Lewes FC are very pleased to announce that former Player of the Year, Lewis Carey has rejoined the club.

Goalkeeper Carey was an ever present in the 2018-19 Isthmian Premier League season for the Rooks, where the club eventually finished in 11th place.

Lewis left the Rooks after one season to join Cray Wanderers were he helped them to a 2nd place finish in the aborted 2019-20 season. Carey was one of the first names on Rooks boss Tony Russell's target list and he couldn't be happier to have signed his number one keeper:

"Lew is a brilliant goal keeper, full stop but it is the other side of his game that is so pivotal to how we want to play as a team. I want to bring my philosophy to Lewes and with Lew's distribution it makes that task a whole lot easier! Lew has been telling me and some of the players all about the club and the fans so I know he is excited to come back"

"Lewis is a fantastic keeper, and has ball distribution that would put most outfield players to shame. We are delighted to bring him back to the Pan and I know that the fans will look forward to seeing him between the sticks again." Lewes Chair Stuart Fuller said on signing Carey up to a one year deal.

Lewis will take over the number 1 shirt from Nathan Stroomberg-Clarke who has joined Whitehawk. Nathan made over fifty appearances for the Rooks since making his debut as a 17 year old at Leatherhead, having graduated from our academy, in the opening day of the 2015 season. He became the first choice keeper at the start of the 2019/20 season, being an ever present in the season that never was. Last season he made 11 appearances, earning an unfortunate red card at home to Worthing.

Also heading down the A27 to Whitehawk and a reunion with former Rooks boss, Ross Standen is Ronnie Conlon. Like Nathan, Ronnie was a graduate of the Lewes Academy and made his first team debut against Harrow Borough in April 2015. Conlon went on to play over 150 games for the Rooks, scoring some memorable goals, none more so that at Wingate & Finchley in February 2020, with a screamer from the edge of the both. Ronnie always played with a smile on his face and never let the side down.

Finally, Christian Frimpong has departed from the club. Christian was brought in by former manager, Hugo Langton in February 2020 and went on to make 16 appearances for the Rooks. Christian travelled down from Essex for training and for games, showing some great commitment to the cause when we needed it most.

We wish all three players all the best for the future and thank them for their contributions to the club in the last few years.

Stay tuned for more squad announcements and details of our pre-season schedule over the next week.

Lewes FC are very pleased to announce that former Player of the Year, Lewis Carey has rejoined the club.

Goalkeeper Carey was an ever present in the 2018-19 Isthmian Premier League season for the Rooks, where the club eventually finished in 11th place.

Lewis left the Rooks after one season to join Cray Wanderers were he helped them to a 2nd place finish in the aborted 2019-20 season. Carey was one of the first names on Rooks boss Tony Russell's target list and he couldn't be happier to have signed his number one keeper:

"Lew is a brilliant goal keeper, full stop but it is the other side of his game that is so pivotal to how we want to play as a team. I want to bring my philosophy to Lewes and with Lew's distribution it makes that task a whole lot easier! Lew has been telling me and some of the players all about the club and the fans so I know he is excited to come back"

"Lewis is a fantastic keeper, and has ball distribution that would put most outfield players to shame. We are delighted to bring him back to the Pan and I know that the fans will look forward to seeing him between the sticks again." Lewes Chair Stuart Fuller said on signing Carey up to a one year deal.

Lewis will take over the number 1 shirt from Nathan Stroomberg-Clarke who has joined Whitehawk. Nathan made over fifty appearances for the Rooks since making his debut as a 17 year old at Leatherhead, having graduated from our academy, in the opening day of the 2015 season. He became the first choice keeper at the start of the 2019/20 season, being an ever present in the season that never was. Last season he made 11 appearances, earning an unfortunate red card at home to Worthing.

Also heading down the A27 to Whitehawk and a reunion with former Rooks boss, Ross Standen is Ronnie Conlon. Like Nathan, Ronnie was a graduate of the Lewes Academy and made his first team debut against Harrow Borough in April 2015. Conlon went on to play over 150 games for the Rooks, scoring some memorable goals, none more so that at Wingate & Finchley in February 2020, with a screamer from the edge of the both. Ronnie always played with a smile on his face and never let the side down.

Finally, Christian Frimpong has departed from the club. Christian was brought in by former manager, Hugo Langton in February 2020 and went on to make 16 appearances for the Rooks. Christian travelled down from Essex for training and for games, showing some great commitment to the cause when we needed it most.

We wish all three players all the best for the future and thank them for their contributions to the club in the last few years.

Stay tuned for more squad announcements and details of our pre-season schedule over the next week.