In-form Lewes must show particular caution during the last 15 minutes of both halves when they face promotion-hopefuls Liverpool at The Dripping Pan on Sunday in their latest FA Women’s Championship fixture.
The Reds have a developed a bit of a habit of scoring late in halves so far this season with their fitness as a full-time operation possibly giving them something of a slight upper hand.
In total, 54.6% of Liverpool’s goals scored in the FA Women’s Championship have come either between the 30th and 45th minute or between the 75th and 90th minute of matches and latest opponents Lewes will need to again be at their very best defensively to avoid adding their name to the list of clubs to concede late goals to The Reds this season.
In Liverpool’s five league matches, only Leicester City have avoided conceding in the time bracket in the final third of halves while Manchester United’s defence was also breached twice in final 15-minute spells in their recent FA Women’s Continental League Cup meeting with Vicky Jepson’s side.
Sunday’s fixture should be a fascinating one with hosts Lewes in great form. The Rookettes have been building new records of their own with four clean sheets meaning that they have not conceded in 360 minutes of football dating back to their season opener at Durham. Simon Parker’s side have enjoyed their most successful start to an FA Women’s Championship season and will be a real banana skin for Liverpool.
The visitors will be the red-hot favourites to collect the three points at The Dripping Pan, however, if Lewes rise to the challenge once again and frustrate The Reds, anything could happen.