Women's football news
Written by: Joe
Lewes were held to a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at the Dripping Pan on Sunday, and after the game both Emily Kraft and Libby Copus-Brown thanked the fans for their amazing support.
A magnificent 545 fans came to the match at the weekend to cheer on the Rooks as Scott Booth’s side made it four draws from four at the start of the season.
Still unbeaten in the league, striker Kraft says there’s plenty more to come from the players as they gel further as a team this autumn.
“The first half speaks for itself – we managed to score two goals, had most of the possession, handled it really well and showed what we can do when we’re dominant on the ball,” Kraft says, reflecting on Sunday’s game.
“We went into the second half with the same mindset, so it’s frustrating to lose two goals. We wanted to keep going but when it doesn’t work and you concede, it’s hard to take. Especially when we’ve drawn the last three games too.
“But on a positive note we created a lot more chances compared to previous games, and that’s definitely something we can take from this. We just need to build on this and begin converting the chances we create.”
‘We love it’
On the fans who brought the noise to the Pan on Sunday, Kraft adds: “The support was brilliant – in fact the fans have been amazing at every game.
“You heard the band, you heard the music. The voice of Lewes is there in the crowd, and it’s incredible having them cheering you on, showing they’re behind you no matter what. We love it, love connecting with the supporters after the game, it’s something Lewes really stands for.”
Australian Libby Copus-Brown, who earned her first start at the Pan on Sunday, was equally reflective of the solitary point taken from the match.
“It’s disappointing we didn’t get the three points. We started off really well but we need to learn to take that to our advantage and pull out a full 90-minute performance. We we take that into next week now, that’s our focus,” she says.
“It happened against Southampton too. To be 2-0 up and to draw, it’s frustrating. And we drew not because they were better than us, but because we let them back in. We just need to play for the full 90 minutes.
“It was my first start and it’s really exciting. Every player wants to be in the starting XI and hopefully I did my job and keep that spot. I love the noise of this crowd. It brings an amazing atmosphere and gets us going.”
Next up for Lewes is a home game against Charlton in the Conti Cup on Sunday, 2 October. The game kicks off at 2pm and fans can get a discount online when buying their tickets today!
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