Gritty Chichester dent revitalised Lewes’s home record

Action from Lewes v Chichester City, Oct 8 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Charley Wilson-Blakely scored twice but was later forced off with injury (Photo: John Holden)

Lewes 2 (Rutherford 40; Lane 44)
Chichester City 2 (Wilson-Blakely 27, 31)

Chichester City claimed a minor victory after becoming only the second side to take a point off Lewes at their Dripping Pan fortress this season, but it must have felt like a defeat after losing their key player, talisman and top scorer Charley Wilson-Blakely to an injury that looks bound to sideline her for some weeks. Continue reading

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Lewes make it four wins in a row as they take Sussex bragging rights

Katie McIntyre in action for Lewes at Chichester City, Sep 24 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Katie McIntyre was a giant for Lewes in midfield and scored the winning goal (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 1 (Tucker 19)
Lewes 2 (McIntyre 35; Carter 53)

Lewes’s red-hot winning streak continued as Rebecca Carter’s third goal in four games helped them to yet another single-goal Premier League victory that lifts them to the giddy heights of second. Continue reading

Lane heads Lewes heroes as they destroy Palace’s unbeaten record

Danni Lane scores the winner for Lewes against Crystal Palace, Sep 20 2017 (Photo: James Boyes)

Danni Lane scored with a header moments after hitting the bar with a similar effort (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 1 (Lane 77)
Crystal Palace 0

Magnificent Lewes turned themselves into unlikely early Premier League title contenders after inflicting a first defeat of the season on high-flying Crystal Palace. Continue reading

That old familiar feeling as friends reunited cancel each other out

Rebecca Carter scores the only goal for Lewes against Portsmouth, Sep 17 2017 (Photo: James Boyes)

Portsmouth succumbed to a late goal for the second game in succession (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 1 (Carter 87)
Portsmouth 0

Familiarity  may breed contempt, but it can also breed football stalemates – and that was the perhaps inevitable outcome at the Dripping Pan today as a host of former team-mates marked each other out of a disappointingly scrappy game. Continue reading

Lethal Lewes corner queen causes Basildon to buckle

Sian Heather scores Lewes's second goal against C&K Basildon, March 26 2017

C&K Basildon suffered a difficult first half, during which Sian Heather put Lewes 2-0 up, before putting up a brighter performance after the break (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 3 (Bridges 3, 84; Heather 42)
C&K Basildon 0

Lewes ground out a thoroughly satisfying, if unspectacular, victory over mid-table rivals C&K Basildon to keep alive their hopes of a top-half finish in the Premier League. Continue reading

Result almost academic as experienced Worthing win colleges battle

Newman Lewes Academy 0
Worthing College 6 (Tubby 12, 45, 57; Rolf 16; Booker 55; Pursey 59)

In the battle of the Sussex academies, experience won the day as Worthing College, the academic arm of Brighton’s development set-up, swept aside Newman’s, the newest kids on the block, established by East Sussex rivals Lewes last summer. Continue reading

Lewes win tactical battle as Cardiff’s winning run comes to an end in the FA Cup

Rebecca Carter in action for Lewes v Cardiff City, Jan 8 2017 (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes top scorer Rebecca Carter put her side on the way to an impressive FA Cup win over Cardiff City (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 2 (R Carter 17; Rutherford 35)
Cardiff City 0

Lewes proved to be Cardiff City’s bogey team once again as the Premier League club ended the high-flying Welsh side’s 13-match winning run and dumped them out of the FA Cup.

John Donoghue’s team denied Cardiff victory for the second time this season, having drawn with them at the start of the campaign, and once again, this was no fluke as they progressed to the third round. Continue reading