They’re a good side, with top class players – Booth – Lewes Community Football Club

They’re a good side, with top class players – Booth

They’re a good side, with top class players – Booth

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Written by: Jack

This Sunday, we welcome Crystal Palace to the Dripping Pan following our 4-1 win over them in the FA Continental Tyres League Cup last week. 

Scott Booth’s side are on a four-game winning run at the moment and Scott speaks of the importance of keeping that up in the league.

“It’s important for us to continue the winning run, particularly as it’s a league game. We want to keep that momentum going as much as possible.

“The players are right up for it, and they’ve enjoyed the fact they’ve managed to put a number of wins together. The confidence is high at the moment.”

It can be an interesting tactical battle facing a team twice in a week but Scott is delighted with how clinical the performance was last Sunday.

“We’re looking forward to another tough game, we would like a very similar performance to last week in the Conti Cup.

“It’s nice to start games early, capitalise, and be clinical. I think that’s something we are getting better at as the season goes on.

“The players were really clinical last week although I still think we could have had more goals in the first-half.

“They definitely showed that decisiveness though that we’ve been working hard on in training so it’s been good to see that work come to fruition.

“It won’t be easy though as Palace will 100% want to get a little bit of revenge on us but also just to stop a period of uncertainty in their results.

“They’re a good side, with top class players, and a really big and strong squad. I have no doubt they will come back fighting.”

In particular, Scott was very complimentary of Emma Thompson’s performance last week, scoring two first-half goals and spoke to us about her development.

“Emma performed exceptionally well last week and she’s always in my thoughts for a matchday, that hasn’t changed.

“It’s tough to change things too much when the team has been winning previously, sometimes you have to sit and wait for your opportunity.

“The Conti Cup gave Emma that opportunity and she definitely took it. She played well all-round and obviously got her first goals as well.

“It’s nice for her to get that, she’s a young striker and the longer you go on without scoring, the more difficult it can get, but she’s really enjoying her football.”

This game is in association with Momentum Children’s Charity who our very own, Amber-Keegan Stobbs, volunteers for as a sports buddy. Please look out for them at the game and any donations you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Momentum support families across SW London, Surrey and Sussex whose children are facing cancer or a life-challenging condition. They are there whatever the outcome, as long as needed, so that no family has to cope alone.

Lewes FC vs Crystal Palace tickets

The match on Sunday is at 2pm. You can buy tickets for the game online and skip the queue at the gate. Online ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – £12
Concessions – £8
Kids U16 – Free
Beach Huts – £110

Photo: James Boyes