Lewes Women's opening game of the season postponed due to Covid-19

Lewes Women's opening game of the FA Women's Championship campaign at home to Charlton Athletic on Sunday has been postponed due to Covid-19.

Friday, 27th August 2021, 2:58 pm
Lewes Women celebrate Kallie Balfour's goal in their 2-2 friendly draw with West Ham United last Sunday. Picture by James Boyes

The game has been called off after a number of individuals within the Addicks camp tested positive for Covid-19.

The Rooks will hope to get their league campaign up and running when they visit Bristol City on Sunday, September 5.

Lewes recorded their highest-ever league position last season.

The Rooks finished fifth in the 2020-21 FA Women’s Championship with 28 points from 20 games.

Notable results included a 1-0 home win over champions Leicester City in April and a 2-2 draw at home to third-placed Liverpool in November.

Lewes also reached round four of the FA Women’s Cup, bowing out after 2-1 home loss to Southampton in April.

The Rooks finished their preparations for the new season with a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United in a friendly last Sunday.

New signing Kallie Balfour grabbed both the goals for the hosts.

The 28-year-old winger is one of EIGHT new faces in at The Dripping Pan this season.

Lewes have also snapped up defenders Rebecca McKenna and Ellie Mason, midfielders Lara Miller, Izzy Dalton, Amelia Hazard and Freda Ayisi, and winger Heidi Logan.

Tickets are still available for Sunday's opener, and can be purchased here.