Women's football news
Written by: Jack
Sunday marks the end of another three-game week for the Rooks after a fantastic 3-2 away win to Sheffield United and then a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Charlton.
Charlton was a tough one to take in awful conditions and Scott reflects on the night.
“There was nothing in the game, I felt we had the better chances, the better parts of the play, particularly early in the second-half.
“We started to take control at times but it was hard to do in the conditions and the rain coming down.
“Both teams were pretty even but on another day, I think it could have been us with the win.”
Coventry United are the opponents for Sunday and a team fighting to stay in the division. For this reason Scott knows they can’t take it lightly.
“You always want to win every game but we can’t take Coventry for granted because it won’t be easy.
“They’re a team that have a lot to fight for, they brought a lot of good players in and they can definitely hurt us if we don’t show up.
“We’ll be very positive in our play, be on the front foot, try to take the game to them and at home on the Pan we need to make sure we do that.”
Talking of the Pan, it’s the first of three remaining home games for Lewes and Scott wants to make them count.
“We just want to make sure get as many points on the board as we can from now until the end of the season.
“That’s why the loss to Charlton was a tough one to take because there wasn’t much in it. So it’s all about points now, a tough game against Coventry but we’re ready.
“We had a really tough spell of games in the middle of the season, but the thing is we tend to keep them really tight which is great if you can get on the right end of it.
“We want to be difficult to beat, we don’t want to roll up for games, be really open and make it easy for the opposition.
“We play to be organised and not give much away but hopefully in this game the fans can see some goals for the home team.”
It was a great moment yesterday to see the news that Sophie Whitehouse had earned her first call-up to the Ireland squad ahead of two fixtures in the States. As well as this Ellie Mason got a deserved recall to the Northern Ireland squad along with Ellie Mason.
There were also youth call-ups for Charlotte Wardlaw (England U23s), Grace Palmer (England U19s), and Kenzie Weir (Scotland U19s).
Scott spoke of the call-ups and how proud he is of the players.
“I’m so pleased for all of our call-ups – Bex has been a regular in the Northern Ireland squad, great to see Mason back in and a first call-up to Ireland for Sophie.
“They’ve all worked really hard and all deserve the call-ups, and I wish them all well, hope they enjoy it.
“I hope it’s the first of many for Soph and it’s great to see Mason back in, that’s fully deserved.”