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FA Women’s Championship action returns this weekend as Lewes welcome Liverpool to The Dripping Pan.
Lewes return to FA Women’s Championship action after a week off due to the international break and they couldn’t ask for a tougher test. This weekend they welcome Liverpool to The Dripping Pan and this will be the first time the two clubs have met.
Before the international break, Lewes travelled north to take on Sheffield United and returned home with a well-earned point and clean sheet. This result also made it four clean sheets in a row in the league for Tatiana Saunders, who is making a good start to life in Lewes since joining in the summer.
In the Rooks’ last match at The Dripping Pan, they welcomed Blackburn Rovers. In a game that looked to be heading for a draw, Simran Jhamat came on from the bench to score a 79th minute winner, which made it three wins on the bounce for Lewes.
This Sunday it’s Liverpool who make the long trip to the south coast to take on Lewes. Last time out for the Reds they travelled to Leicester City and it was the Foxes who won the game 2-1, with Jess Clarke scoring the only goal for Liverpool. This was the Reds’ first loss of the season having previously won three and drawn one.
Both sides currently sit level on 10 points after five games with Liverpool only in fourth place, one position above Lewes, on goal difference. The winner of Sunday’s match can potentially move up to second place behind current league leaders Durham, depending on other results.
One player the Rooks will have to watch closely for 90 minutes is Northern Ireland international Rachel Furness. The Reds number 27 has scored four goals in the league so far and two goals in the Continental Tyres League Cup.
This match will be played behind closed doors, but supporters can watch it live at www.lewesfc.com/live and live match updates will be provided on the official Lewes Women Twitter page.