Timms and Hazard see Rooks past Hornets – Lewes Community Football Club

Timms and Hazard see Rooks past Hornets

Timms and Hazard see Rooks past Hornets

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Written by: Stuart

Lewes came away from Watford with three points, two goals and one great victory on Sunday to claim a first away win of 2022.

Goals from Georgia Timms and Amelia Hazard saw Lewes capitalise on a dominant performance in poor conditions, which put to rest the demons from the first fixture against Watford this season which Lewes lost.

“We asked them for intensity, we ask them for quality in possession, we asked them to play with confidence but also asking for concentration throughout and I thought they did that superbly,” said interim boss Craig Gill after the game.

Indeed, that is exactly the Rooks did from the get go.

Early Timms goal
Lewes’ high intensity almost saw them edge ahead early on when pressure resulted in Watford misplacing a string of passes and the ball ending up with Timms in the box. She laid it off for Heidi Logan to shoot but her caressed effort flew narrowly wide.

Soon after, though, the ball was in the back of the net.

A long ball controlled by Timms was played through for Hazard, who did well to outmuscle her defender and dart into the box. Hazard took her shot from an acute angle, which forced Watford’s keeper to spill her save into the path of Timms, who smashed home in front of goal.

Gill was overjoyed with Timms after the game, saying: “I’m really pleased with her performance, she’s trained particularly well over the last two or three weeks and for her to get her first goal of the season I’m delighted for her.”

Hazard’s crafted second
Being instrumental in the first, Hazard got the second on 70 minutes.

Josie Longhurst hits a lovely driven pass through to Timms, who cut inside to make space away from a defender. Timms then knocked it on to Hazard, who played the ball wide to Howells. Her deflected cross fell right back to Hazard eight yards out, and the playmaker controlled with her right foot before making it 2-0 with her left.

From then on it was effectively game over and Lewes saw out the result with relative calm.

Afterwards Gill gave credit to the goalscorers but was even happier with the team performance.

“I think it’s probably unfair to pick out two players from the performance because from the starting eleven and the players that came on it was a great team performance and full credit to the players yet again,” he said.

Lewes now look ahead to the rearranged fixture against Blackburn Rovers, seeking to continue the momentum gained from this victory.

Report: Tai Kolade