The Dripping Pan, home of Lewes Women - 18 Aug 2019 by FA Photographer

PREVIEW: Lewes v Leicester City

Leicester City will be looking for a win in their last away game of the season in the FA Women’s Championship when they make the trip to Lewes this afternoon.

Jonathan Morgan’s side were crowned champions in their last league game, a 2-0 home win over London City Lionesses. Second half goals from Sam Tierney and Natasha Flint ensured the victory and in-turn, sealed promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League for the first time in the club’s 17-year history.

The Foxes’ form going into this one has been nothing short of impressive, having won their last 12 league fixtures. Their defensive form has also further improved recently too, with Leicester City having kept clean sheets in all of their last five FA Women’s Championship games.

Lewes on the other hand come into this one nursing their wounds from a shock Vitality Women’s FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth tier side Southampton last weekend.

Simon Parker’s side will be looking for a return to winning ways in the FA Women’s Championship despite finding themselves in fifth place in the table. The Rookettes lost their last league game away at Liverpool three weeks’ ago.

One player who will be looking to continue their good form for The Rookettes is forward Ini Umotong. Since her arrival at the Sussex side in January from Swedish side Vaxjo DFF, she has been able to find the back of the net five times in all competitions.

It is worth noting that Leicester City have won on the last four occasions that they have come up against Lewes, with the most recent coming as they won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in November thanks to a first half goal from Paige Bailey-Gayle.

The FA Women’s Championship fixture between Lewes and Leicester City kicks-off at 2pm this afternoon.

 

Article author: Lewis Walsh

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