Lewes Ladies make cup semis with a 19-0 demolition job on Seahaven on Sunday

LEWES cruised into the semi-final of the Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup on Sunday with a 19-0 demolition of Seahaven.

Lewes faced a young Seahaven side who worked hard throughout but the difference in league positions clearly showed.

Manager Jacquie Agnew was keen to stress that they go into every game with the same vigour in preparations as she tries to maintain the good disciplines in her side.

The team delivered and Naomi Cole opened up the scoring on just three minutes with a simple tap in after a good delivery from winger Jo Gardiner down the right hand side.

The flood gates opened up with no fewer than six different players all finding the net to make the score line 10-0 at the half-time stage.

The best of them came on 13 minutes when a neat move from captain Kelly Newton found Holly Grogan who ably assisted Tammy Waine for her first of a perfect hat-trick.

Stacy Baker also got in on the act with a penalty on 24 minutes, her first goal for the Rooks this season.

Cole joined the hat trick club with her third coming on 26 minutes when she coolly slotted home after a Grogan assist down the right hand side.

The second half started much like the first with a further nine goals and Lewes used this as an opportunity to switch to a 3-4-3 formation.

Agnew made three substitutions and on came Spice, Young and Smith.

The Rooks moved the ball around neatly and their passing opened up Seahaven on numerous occasions.

Player of the match Waine found the net a further two times to make it five in total and Cole got her fourth on 63 minutes.

Grogan was rewarded for her numerous assists by bagging her first on 74 minutes with a ferocious shot and then on 79 minutes with a neat one-two with Newton.

Spice, who played the central role in the three up top, also managed to complete her hat-trick with two low shots just inside the box and followed up a save from the keeper on 81 minutes for what was the Rooks final goal.

Captain Kelly Newton said: “We really want to retain this cup and Eastbourne will be a tough test in the semi, they are top of the League below so it should be a good game.

“Today was all about keeping disciplines and we did that in abundance.”

This Sunday the Rooks are in the semi-final of the SEC League Cup and are at home to Enfield, kick off 1pm.