Rooks forced to settle for point – Lewes Community Football Club

Rooks forced to settle for point

Rooks forced to settle for point

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Written by: Jack

Durham scored a dramatic 94th minute equaliser from an own goal to deny Lewes three points at the Dripping Pan. Reports Will Kirkup.

The visitors drew level when a low cross was deflected in from substitute Eleanor Ryan-Doyle after the Rooks had gone in front via a fortune Grace Riglar header.

It was a home debut for Lewes’ January signings Lois Roche, Hannah Godfrey, Lois Heuchan and New Zealand international Jacqui Hand.

Lewes’ first chance came after 24 minutes when Maria Farrugia headed into the side netting at the back post, after she was picked out by Amelia Hazard.

Durham threatened in spells, and Beth Hepple struck a wonderful free kick against the upright in the 31st minute.

But Lewes could have had a penalty ten minutes later when Farrugia’s strike seemed to hit the hand of Durham captain Sarah Wilson in the 18-yard-box.

The Rooks were rewarded after a bight start to the second half in the 54th minute, when Lois Heuchan produced a floating cross, which was cleared but ricocheted into the net via Grace Riglar and in.

The next big chanced didn’t come until the 82nd minute, when Lewes’ Hack volleyed just wide from a freekick.

The draw leaves Lewes three points from safety, and Durham stay sixth.