Junior reaches 150 appearances

Greensnet Editor
Thu 18 Oct 2012, 00:18

Junior Lewis made his 150th appearance tonight when he came on as a substitute for Belal Aite-Ouakrim in the 75th minute of the game.

The milestone comes over 16 years after his debut, which occured on 21st September 1996 when he scored in a 3-1 win over Bishop's Stortford. Michael Banton and John Richardson were the other scorers that night.

Before he moved on to Gillingham in the summer of 1999, Junior had a prolific partnership up front with Paul Whitmarsh, the pair scoring 70 goals between them in the 1998/99 season.

Junior went on to have a long career in the professional game, including spells at Leicester City, Hull City, Brentford and Stevenage Borough - a lot of the time playing under former Hendon and England U21 manager Peter Taylor.

He returned to the club at the beginning of last season in a coaching role, and has played a big part in the way the team try and play the game. His appearances on the field are now rare, tonight was just his 4th since his return to the club.

We congratulate Junior on reaching the milestone - he's now only 46 appearances behind Gary McCann, and a mere 13 behind Freddie Hyatt!