Valiant Rooks fall short to Robins – Lewes Community Football Club

Valiant Rooks fall short to Robins

Valiant Rooks fall short to Robins

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Written by: Jack

The Rook’s endured a 1-0 defeat at The Dripping Pan to league leaders Bristol City, with Shania Hayles’ 58th minute goal earning their victory. Reports Ross Bray.

The decisive goal came from a corner that was cleared back out to the taker, Jodie Hutton, and her cross reaching Vicky Bruce on the turn, whose shot rebounded to Hayles who was able to stab it in.

Lewes never let their heads drop, creating many opportunities throughout the match. Early on, Ellie Mason’s clever turn on the edge of the 18 yard box gave space for a shot but was just over.

Paula Howells whipped a great ball in from the right hand side but Rhian Elin Cleverly was agonisingly close to tapping it in at the far post.

Bristol City had chances of their own with a fortuitous rebound falling straight to Hayles 6 yards out but blazed it over.

Bruce got on the end of Abi Harrison’s corner but her header was blocked on the line at the far post by Mason to keep Bristol City out.

While Scott Booth’s side will be disappointed with the defeat, they can take courage from their performance which saw them create numerous chances against the league’s meanest defence. They will be looking to bounce back with a win as they welcome Sunderland to the Pan Sunday.