Lewes manager Darren Freeman heaped all the praise on his players after they sealed promotion on Wednesday night.

A well deserved 4-2 victory against Sussex rivals Horsham in front of 764 fans at the Dripping Pan confirmed that the Rooks will play Bostik League Premier football next season. With three games of the season remaining, Lewes top the Bostik League South on 95 points from 43 matches.

Freeman’s men are two points ahead of second placed Carshalton but they have a game in hand Lewes. Tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) Lewes welcome East Grinstead Town. Next Saturday they are away at Faversham and their final fixture will be at home against Chipstead on April 28. Carshalton have to play Whyteleafe at home, Ramsgate (away), Sittingbourne (away) and VCD Athletic (home).

Freeman was delighted to seal promotion but insists only half the job is done. The Lewes manager remains determined to finish the season as champions.

“I’m pleased for the club all the players, all the fans and the committee members. The supporters have been fantastic this year and the boys have worked their socks off and they have got their rewards today.

“It’s only half the job done. We are the same as Carshalton, we want to go on and win it.”

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