Ladies 1s Win 4-3 against Wimbledon Ladies 2s
Lewes lose two goal lead but then fight back to take full points
FIXTURE: South Div 3B
HOME TEAM: Lewes Ladies 1s 4 (Barron, Hilton, Molloy 2)
AWAY TEAM: Wimbledon Ladies 2s 3
What should have been the last league game, turned out to be the first of a double header league weekend for Lewes Ladies 1s.
With Lewes sitting 3rd in the league and Wimbledon Ladies 2s sitting 2nd from bottom it should also have been a fairly one sided game. But with Wimbledon fighting to stay in the league they were ready to throw everything at Lewes including the kitchen sink!
Lewes began by taking an early lead, some fantastic linking play from Anna Hilton and Laura Molloy gave Amelia Barron the space she needed to net a goal. This style of play continued all over the pitch, with the back four Carly Wise, Amy Evans-Roden, Marie Spence and Sarah Hall transferring the ball from side to side; it soon created a gap for Wise to send the ball down the line finding Barron once again, this time setting up Molloy for a screamer of a goal in the bottom corner!
Wimbledon quickly remembering what they had come to do - cause upset - quickly attacked back, winning a penalty corner and finding the back of the Lewes goal. Goal keeper Robyn Creeden did everything possible to keep it out but sadly couldn't.
Going into the second half Lewes had the lead but not for long. Wimbledon used their entire bench and came out very strong, catching Lewes on the back foot from the first whistle. A quick break from them saw them grab the equalizer they so badly wanted. Lewes, who looked a little bit shaky at this point, didn't step up and retaliate, instead they let Wimbledon come at them again and again, resulting in another goal for the travelling side: Wimbledon led 3-2.
But then Lewes found form: they knew they had the time to pull the game back and they did. Emma Pavitt and Libby Youngman worked their socks off in midfield, supporting the defence and delivered the forwards the balls they needed, allowing Molloy to pull one back for the home side. With the score now sitting at 3-3, Lewes had another push left in them. Amelia Barron took on the keeper and slipped the ball past her to give Lewes the 4-3 lead they so desperately wanted and needed. Barron has constantly delivered this season, really finding great form, skill and composure. Lewes ran out the clock to grab a 4-3 win, 3 points and held their 3rd place position in the league.
MATCH REPORT: Sarah Hall