Lewes Ladies pick up a point against an in-form Spurs side

Lewes players celebrate Kelly Newton's goal
Lewes players celebrate Kelly Newton's goal

Having won their previous 4 league games, notching up some 19 goals in the process, Spurs went into this game as the firm favourites and looking to push in amongst the top 4 in the league.

The early exchanges saw a high tempo game with both teams looking to play the ball forward as efficiently as possible and showed the energy to support the ball in the advancing areas.

Lewes’s sound defending and the ability to manage space in midfield limited any potential threats in what was an even first half. Lewes did create one chance when Cherelle Khassell took on the full back only to see her shot narrowly go over the bar.

Spurs started the second half well and scored after a poor clearance from the Lewes back line, an opportunist toe poke across the area was met by Wendy Martin who steered the ball into the back of the net for the lead.

Lewes made some tactical changes with Cherelle Khassal switching to the left and Kim Stenning coming on up front and as a result were more forceful and positive in their play.

A series of corners and free kicks were won by Lewes and both Charlotte Bennett and Kirsty Spice could have levelled the score if it wasn’t for the woodwork. However it did eventually come when Cherelle Khassal’s cross was headed back across by Lewes’s captain Kelly Newton for Kirsty Spice to head home from close range.

The game was pretty even and both teams couldn’t really complain about the draw today

John Donoghue

Manager John Donoghue commented ‘The game was pretty even and both teams couldn’t really complain about the draw today, we’ve picked up a point which is good against an in form team.’

MVP Kelly Newton