Lewes travel to Ipswich Town in the FA Cup third round with hopes of beginning another magical cup journey.
The Rooks beat Ipswich 1-0 in the fourth-round last season on route to a fairytale quarter final against Manchester United; a tie which broke the Dripping Pan’s attendance record.
Manager, Scott Booth, said he enjoyed the run last campaign and appreciated the history behind the world’s oldest cup competition.
“The FA Cup holds so much history and the players really bought into that big time last season, so it’d be nice to have that going hand in hand with some really good league performances,” said Booth.
Ipswich Town are currently 4th in the WPL Premier Division South, one tier below the Rooks. They posses plenty of fire power going forward, as the second highest scoring team in the league.
Booth, on Ipswich, said: “It’s a tough draw … they’re a good side, coached well. “They’ve got some good attacking players that we’ve looked at, and we’ll just work really hard to try and nullify any of their threat, but that means we have to defend well.
“We have to be a unit without possession, we need to make sure they don’t find the space that they’re looking for. On the flip side, we [need to be] economical with the chances that we create.”
Lewes forwards Anna Grey and Sarah Brasero-Carriera were both signed from Ipswich in the summer, and “have been important players [for Lewes] this season” according to Booth.
Could another magic cup run be on the cards?!