The versatile player who was the League 2 Player of the Year last season, quickly got off the mark against New Milton and gave the 1,000 strong crowd a look at what he will bring to the side.
Although it was the first game that eased the squad in to action against Wessex League opposition, resulting in a landslide victory, Lewis felt is was a very good exercise and he spoke to www.afcb.co.uk before jetting off to the training camp in Southern Spain.
“I feel it went well. We got a good result and it was good for fitness as well. It was nice to get a couple of goals, and to get off the mark so early with the first one was nice. I felt I put in a decent performance and that will help me build my confidence as we go on to the next part of pre-season.
A Londoner by birth, Lewis has arrived from South Yorkshire and is quickly settling down in Dorset, even if he would prefer slighly better weather!
“The lads have been fine and helped me settle here quickly. I like it down here, it’s a bit different from London, a lot calmer, and apart from the weather it’s been ok! They have helped me ease in to it here and it has been a good week, coupled with a decent game, so I’m pleased with it.”
One thing all Cherries supporters would have seen on Wednesday was the strength in depth that the squad possesses, but Lewis is prepared to fight for a starting place.
“There was virtually two first teams out there on Wednesday and it’s a big challenge for us of with the competition for places. That can only raise the standards of everyone, and you have to focus on your own game and look to nail down that spot in the starting eleven.”