#FAWC: Lewes Women beat Lionesses

(Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes went level on points with eighth-placed Sheffield United in the FA Women’s Championship after defeating Millwall Lionesses 2-0 at The Dripping Pan.

The Rooks made it sixteen points from an many games as Jess King’s first-half goal was added to by substitute Charlotte Owen 3 minutes from time.

A busy first 7 minutes saw Rhiannon Stewart claim a King strike well, Faye Baker palm a Millwall corner onto the post, before a fast counter-attack culminated with a goal for King after pressure on the goalkeeper paid.

The Lionesses began the second half well with Evie Clarke heading a corner onto the post and seeing another effort blocked by Lucy Fitzgerald, while a little later a ball over the top had Fitzgerald through on goal but Baker managed to head it away.

King, Katie Rood and Danielle Lane all saw shots charged down in quick succession before Leeta Rutherford shot high over the visitors’ bar.

With 7 minutes left, Baker parried a Riva Casley volley and tipped over a Grace Neville header to maintain the advantage, which was then doubled as Owen lobbed home from 25 yards.

Attendance: 404.