Mason and Barton inspire Rooks win – Lewes Community Football Club

Mason and Barton inspire Rooks win

Mason and Barton inspire Rooks win

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Written by: Jack

Scott Booth’s side took all three points today at The Dripping Pan against a competitive Sunderland thanks to goals from Ellie Mason and Kirsty Barton. Reports Maycee Rogers. 

What started out as a tough and tense first half soon turned into a game full of excitement as the Rooks bagged two goals.

Despite there being little goal action at either side of the pitch, The Rooks held the most possession of the ball and was the more dominant and attacking side.

Sunderland kept keeper Sophie Whitehouse on her toes with massive chances coming from Jessica Brown and Katy Watson who both fired threatening balls but were both saved by Whitehouse.

Lewes had a flurry of chances coming from Ellie Mason and Amelia Hazard who both had great attempts but both shots going high and wide.

We headed into the break goal-less after the first half, but Lewes looked the stronger of the two teams with them pressing Sunderland hard at times.

Scott Booth made some changes as we headed into the restart with Asqa Mushtaq and Grace Palmer coming on for Rhian Cleverly and Emma Thompson.

The Rooks started to break down Sunderland’s backline and looked dangerous, with Kirsty Barton creating chances from a corner but the ball deflected and went wide of the post.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 64th minute thanks to a free kick awarded to Lewes which saw the ball headed across to Mason who then fired it home.

Sunderland continued to try and breakthrough the Lewes backline with a few punts off the ball but none of them looked like a real threat to The Rooks.

A free kick awarded to Lewes in the 93rd minute saw Kirsty Barton bundle the ball into the back of the net to take The Rooks 2-0 and score her first goal for Lewes!

It was a tough and tense game which saw the Rooks hard work rewarded by securing all three points.

Come on you Rooks!

Photo Credit: James Boyes