Women's football news
Written by: Jack
Last Sunday was a huge day for Lewes Football Club, one that will live long in the memory. But now, it’s time to focus on a strong finish to the league with a busy week coming up.
Sunday we travel to South Yorkshire to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane before a mid-week trip to Charlton Athletic then it’s back at the Pan the following Sunday to welcome Coventry United.
Like us, the form has been up and down for the Blades in the league of late but they managed a huge win over title-contenders, London City Lionesses, earlier this month.
They have since suffered a defeat to Crystal Palace before being held to a 1-1 draw away to Sunderland. They are a team that has goals in their side and have the second-best goal-difference in the bottom half of the table.
The Blades are, however, the worst performing team at home over the last six games, picking up just four points (0.67ppg).
Scott Booth has spoken ahead of this week’s game and first reflects on Sunday’s FA Cup exit.
“The players did everything in their powers to make a real game of it and to be in the game as much as possible, frustrate a really good side.
“They created opportunities, and you always want to win but I think the main thing to take out of the performance is that they played as a team.
“They were a really solid unit that worked hard for each other and stuck to the game-plan really well. I think that they made their friends, family and fans very proud.
“It’s back to league business and it’s really been a case of the players switching off now from Sunday and onto a game which we’re desperate to take the points.
“I think it takes a little bit of time to switch off from a big occasion. They had a lot of friends and family there so it probably rippled on for a day or two.
“But we’re professional football players and staff, we can’t get fixated on one game the most important thing is the next game and the players know that.”
For Sheffield United, he emphasises the need to pick up points and speaks of team selection for the match.
“Sheffield United have some dangerous front players with pace, they can score goals, and they work really hard as a unit and like us they’re looking for the points as well.
“It’ll be nice to play at Bramall Lane, big pitch, good condition, and I think it’s always nice to play in a proper big stadium, it gives the game a little bit of spice.
“We do have a bit of a selection headache because we have an increased squad now, we can’t travel with the full compliment so we have to look at things.
“Some players came in against Man United and did well, we’ll formulate that plan in next day and know that when we arrive at the match we’re ready to go.”
This Sunday’s game vs. Sheffield United can be watched LIVE on the FA Player.
Our next home game is on Sunday 2 April vs. Coventry United. You can buy tickets here.