Match Preview: Lewes FC Women vs. London City Lionesses – Lewes Community Football Club

Match Preview: Lewes FC Women vs. London City Lionesses

Match Preview: Lewes FC Women vs. London City Lionesses

Women's football news

Written by: Jack

Lewes will be aiming to end their run of three straight defeats when they host London City Lionesses on Sunday.

The Rooks have not won in the women’s Championship since a 2-1 win away at Watford on October 15, and are six points from safety after 10 games.

However, a first home win of the season here could lift us within just three points of 10th placed Reading, depending on their result.

Scott Booth reflected on last week’s defeat and new signing, Eve Clarkson.

“Last Sunday was another close game with very little in it but the difference came in the second half when we dropped our standards slightly and Palace took advantage.

“As always we fought right to the end with a late goal but after the game we realised as a group where we had lost the match.

“We are delighted to have Eve Clarkson join us today. We have a very small squad and have had our fair share of injuries so far this season, so Eve will strengthen us.

“She will need time to adjust to the pace of our game compared to what she is used to but I’m confident that she will be a very good signing for the club. She can play anywhere along the back line.

“We’ve been looking forward to today’s game. We understand the position we are in and know how important three points are.

“We also understand that we cannot drop our standards if we are to achieve a result. They are a good side so we will need to be at our best.”

London City Lionesses, suffered a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham City last time out, but wins over Southampton and Blackburn in the two matchdays before that has lifted them out of the relegation mix.

The Pride’s midfielder Ruesha Littlejohn returned from injury against Birmingham and featured from off the bench, but Emma Mukandi is suspended after being sent off in the same game.

London City head coach Carolina Morace criticised her side after the Birmingham defeat and to London City Lionesses, said: “That was a bad performance for us from the beginning. We weren’t able to keep the ball possession and it looked like we were panicking when we had the ball.”

Looking ahead to Sunday’s game, she said: “We need to be more aware of what we desire and focus more. We cannot lose or waste chances like we did today.”