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Lewes travel to the North West on Sunday to play Liverpool and the Rooks will be looking to continue their good form. Kick-off at Prenton Park is scheduled for 12pm.
Last Time Out
The Rooks welcomed London Bees to The Dripping Pan in the last round of FA Women’s Championship fixtures. It was the Rooks who scored the first goal of the game. Lucy Ashworth-Clifford played a dangerous cross into the London Bees box and although plenty of Lewes players went to attack the ball, it deflected off a Bees defender and into the net. Simon Parker’s side continued to put on the pressure after the early goal, but couldn’t find the net, with Danielle Lane going closest seeing her effort cleared off the line.
The visitors levelled the game on 29 minutes. Sophie Quirk was able to beat the Lewes defenders and curl an effort into the bottom corner to equalise. Five minutes into the second half, Megan Mackey scored the winning goal. A throw-in from Charley Boswell found the No.24 on the right wing and Mackey fired a shot over the London Bees ‘keeper and into the net. As a result of the win, the Rooks ended March unbeaten.
Liverpool currently sit in third place in the FA Women’s Championship after 17 games. The Reds go into this game in good form, having also gone unbeaten in March and not suffering defeat since mid-January. Liverpool recently played Blackburn Rovers and took the lead through Missy Bo Kearns in the first half, but a Rovers goal in the second half saw the game finish level. Amber Whiteley is currently the interim manager of Liverpool after Vicky Jepson left the Club in January.
The Rooks and the Reds last clashed back in November when the points were shared at The Dripping Pan. Lewes came from behind twice to gain a well-earned point in a 2-2 draw. Amalie Thestrup gave Liverpool the lead as she tapped the ball in from close range. Two minutes before the break, Katie Rood brought the game level. A great pass from Mackey sent Rood through on goal and the New Zealand international calmly slotted the ball under the goalkeeper and into the net.
Rinsola Babajide regained the Reds’ lead in the second half as she controlled the ball well and volleyed it into the net. However, on 73 minutes substitute Ellie Hack scored the equalising goal for the Rooks when she got the final touch from a corner.
One To Watch
Liverpool captain Niamh Fahey joined the Reds in July 2018 and has plenty of experience. The defender won four league titles with Arsenal and lifted the FA Cup four times with the Gunners. Fahey also won the double with Chelsea in 2015. This season for Liverpool, the Republic of Ireland international has been an important member of the defence that has only conceded 13 goals in the league. Fahey has also been finding the net recently, scoring two goals in the 5-0 win over Coventry United and netting the winner against Crystal Palace.
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