Rooks in last-minute heartbreak – Lewes Community Football Club

Rooks in last-minute heartbreak

Rooks in last-minute heartbreak

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Written by: Jack

It was a tense and tough last game of the season which saw Durham take all three points in a 90th minute goal. Reports Maycee Rogers.

A goal from Nat Johnson in the 31st minute saw Lewes take the lead early on.

A run down the righthand side saw Amelia Hazard feed the ball into Johnson and line it up on a plate, allowing her to slot one home and give the Rooks the lead.

It was a nail-biting opening first half with both The Rooks and the visitors having big threatening chances at times.

The Rooks kept on pushing hard and broke down the visitor’s backline making some great space and chances at times.

Ellie Mason had a big chance in the first 10 minutes but a full stretch from Durham keeper McAloon denied Lewes the chance.

Despite Lewes being the more dominant team, the visitors managed to grab a goal back in the 50th minute from a deflected free kick which allowed Beth Hepple to strike a ball flying straight past Sophie Whitehouse.

The Rooks controlled the tempo and rhythm of ball throughout the second half with Mason and Amber Stobbs creating chances and making some great runs but were denied the chance to convert them by the visitor’s backline and Durham keeper McAloon.

Durham’s Lambert and Noonan kept the pressure on and tested Whitehouse and her goal keeping abilities some more with two massive chances in quick succession, but Whitehouse denied the visitors a chance to bag a second goal.

A last-minute goal in the 90th minute by Bradley saw Durham take all three points and put the game to bed.

It was well-fought game which sees Lewes end up 9th in the table with a total of 26 points at the end of the season.