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1st November 2007 23:40

Final score from The Dripping Pan:
Lewes 2 Grays 0

So Lewes will visit Field Mill in the FA Cup First round in 10 days time.

Some choice comments from the BBC Southern Counties commentary

(at 2-0 after 55 minutes): "Lewes can start looking up the train timetables to Mansfield. Lewes will view that game against Mansfield as a winnable game."

(after 70 minutes): "20 minutes stand between Lewes and a trip to D.H.Lawrence country."

(after the final whistle): "We've had fireworks tonight in the bonfire capital of England."

It will be Lewes' third time in the First Round in five years, having lost to Stoke and Darlington.
Cup tie ticket prices reduced
MANSFIELD Town has confirmed that ticket prices will be reduced for next week's FA Cup tie with Lewes.
Adult admission for the First Round tie on Saturday 10th November, kick-off 3pm, has been reduced from £18 to £12. Concessions will be £7.

Admission will be pay on the day.

The ground capacity restriction of just over 5,000 is unlikely to be raised ahead of the match.

Lewes won through to the First Round on Wednesday night, defeating Grays 2-0 in their Fourth Qualifying Round repla after a 1-1 draw at Grays last Saturday.

Stags won't take Lewes lightly
CHAD.CO.UK, By John Lomas
LEWES may be two leagues below Mansfield Town, but manager Billy Dearden has assured fans he won't be taking them lightly
Lewes saw off Blue Square National side Grays Athletic 2-0 in last night's FA Cup replay to book a first round trip to Field Mill a week on Saturday.

And Dearden also assured fans he will not be experimenting with his line-up against lower opposition.

"We will give Lewes the utmost respect," he said.

"The FA Cup always has its ups and downs and we must make sure we are in the right frame of mind to get a result.

"We will prepare like we do against any league club and will have them watched this weekend.

"They had a good result against a Conference side last night and have only lost once all season. We are looking forward to playing them.

"Like anyone, we want to get a cup run going. We are at home so we have the advantage, but we won't be taking it easy.

"And I certainly won't be experimenting. I am not in a position to rotate players or whatever.

"I did change things round for the Johnstone's Paint's Trophy. But the FA Cup is a different kettle of fish.

"We want to progress as far as can financially and have the chance of a big club from the Premiership in the third round if we can get that far."


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