Whitehawk striker Duncan Culley has joined Lewes on an initial one month loan.
The former Hampton & Richmond Borough, Bromley and Farnbrough striker rose to prominance in the Non-League game when he scored 39 goals in 45 games for Shortwood United, including a goal in every round of their FA Cup run back in 2013/14 until they lost to Port Vale in the First Round Proper. Rooks manager, Darren Freeman, has been a long-time admirer of Culley:-
“Duncan is a big, strong forward who can hold the ball up and bring others into the game which I feel we have lacked at times this season. His scoring record is second to none and I am very grateful to Whitehawk for letting us have him on loan.”
Unfortunately, Duncan is ineligible for the Emirates FA Cup replay against Sevenoaks Town on Wednesday but will be in the squad for Saturday’s Ryman League South game away to Faversham Town.
As Duncan arrives we are also announcing that Lloyd Dawes has left the club with immediate effect. After joining Lewes in the summer from Worthing thanks in part to the 12th Man fund, Lloyd has featured in every game this season prior to Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Sevenoaks Town, scoring against Redhill in the Preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup and against Chatham Town.
Manager Darren Freeman gave an insight into the decision to allow Lloyd to leave:
“Lloyd is a talented player but I do not think we would see the best of him based on squad of players we current have and the way I believe we need to play to be successful this season. He obviously wants to be playing every week and I could not guarantee that and so we reached an agreement that he could go and find first team football elsewhere. I personally want to thank Lloyd for his time here and wish him good luck for the future”