Booth: “We were supported fantastically” – Lewes Community Football Club

Booth: “We were supported fantastically”

Booth: “We were supported fantastically”

Women's football news

Written by: Jack

Lewes FC Women bounced back from a disappointing defeat at Ewood Park with a big win against Watford last Sunday. 

Scott spoke to us this week before we travel to Birmingham this weekend and was elated with his side’s response.

“We were really delighted of course to get the three points last Sunday. It was a really big game for both teams, for sure.

“I think we started the game really, really well, played some great football in the first-half. The intention was to come out in the second-half, like we did the first.
“We wanted the mentality to be we’re still 0-0, need to win the second-half, but ultimately we didn’t play as well as we had in the first.
“When you do that, it’s the same thing we’ve spoken about many times, you bring pressure on yourself and that’s what happened.
“Against Blackburn, we hadn’t done the things we’d done all season. We, in many ways, let ourselves down. We didn’t get anything going, our passing, shape, in and out of possession we weren’t at the required level.
“So for the players to show up, particularly in the first-half, against Watford, to come through, even with the pressure late on, to get the three points was big.”
One thing that has been key for the Rooks’ turn of form this year has been the unbeaten run at the Pan, in which Scott has been over the moon with the support received.
“We’re not happy with where we are in the league but the players are doing everything possible to get out of it.
“At home, it is important you take full points, we were supported fantastically on Sunday, and it makes such a huge difference when you have that backing.
“When the fans come out like that to back the team, while we’re in such a precarious position, was fantastic, absolutely fantastic, it made a huge difference.”
Grace Riglar returned to the starting XI with a brace and Scott talks us through the attacking options he has at his disposal.
“It’s tricky, but the good thing having so many attacking options, is that we can look specific oppositions and think, ‘what do we feel will work best?’
“We have options and don’t have to stick to the same team from one week to the next when the opposition is going to change.
“It means we can be a bit more specific about the opposition in what we need to do in any given games.”
We now enter a two week run of tricky away games but Scott is confident the team can step up.
“We have two really tough away games next but the important thing is the players believe and that on any given day, we can beat anyone.
“That’s the truth, we know we can do that, we believe in it, and we’ve seen this season already how results all over the table are so uncertain.
“That means that what you’ve got to do is show up, be at your best and do the things that you’ve worked on, do them right, and take your chances.”

Our LAST home game is on Sunday 21 April at 2pm against Crystal Palace, in another huge match for the Rooks. You can buy Lewes FC tickets today and secure your place at the game, and perhaps bring your friends and family along and enjoy a VIP beach hut for the day!