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Lewis dedicates goal to Granddad
BRAVE Salisbury City midfielder Theo Lewis dedicated his weekend goal to the memory of his granddad, who died in his sleep last week.
Geoff Dighton played an inspirational part in his grandson’s youth and senior career, and watched Lewis, right, play most weekends.
“It was lovely to get a goal at Alfreton Town,” said the 22-year-old.
“I’ve had a hard couple of days finding out the sad news that my granddad passed away.
“He always used to moan at me for not scoring, so to get one was great and it’s for him.
“He’s inspired me throughout my career and I wouldn’t be playing if it wasn’t for him. I’d just like to thank my granddad for all his help and encouragement over the years.”
Lewis, who signed for Salisbury last season under Darrell Clarke and made more than 44 appearances in Conference South, believes there is a lot to come despite their poor run of form.
“We obviously feel down because we are losing but there are still a lot of positives to take,” he added.
“We know what to do and we are going to put it right.
“Once we get a few points on the board we will feel calmer but there’s no panic around the camp at the moment.
“We’re playing against bigger and more physical teams this season and you’re likely to get punished more frequently.
“Once you give teams chances at this standard nine times out of ten they are going to finish them.”