Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: Lewes vs LCWFC

Leicester City Women travel to East Sussex tomorrow to take on a Lewes FC Women side who sit joint-top of the table following back-to-back wins to start the season.

  • Lewes FC have picked up maximum points in both of their matches so far this season, a 3-0 win against Millwall Lionesses on the opening day of the season followed by a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • Leicester City will be looking to get on the scoresheet for the first time in three games, having drawn blanks in their past two home matches against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.
  • The Foxes started the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace

Having been defeated twice at home during the past week, Leicester City face a tough trip to East Sussex to face Lewes FC Women, who currently sit joint-top of the table with two wins from two.

Lewes have adapted well to life in the Championship so far and will be another tough test for Jonathan Morgan’s side.

The Foxes started the season well with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, but have failed to score in both of their past two home games, in both league and cup. Manager Jonathan Morgan is happy with how his side performed on Wednesday night, knowing that the goals will come.

Lewes FC Women came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Wednesday night.

When, Where and Tickets

Leicester City Women make the trip to Sussex tomorrow to take on a Lewes FC Women side who have picked up maximum points from their opening two FA Women’s Championship matches. They face Lewes FC Women in the Championship on Sunday 23 September, kick off is at 2:00pm.

Tickets are available on the gate tomorrow, priced at £8 Adults and £4 Concessions.

Address

The Dripping Pan
Mountfield Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2XA

Team News

City

Leicester City Manager Jonathan Morgan is seeing an increasing injury list at Leicester City, with Rosie Axten the latest to be a doubt having come off at half time on Wednesday night with a hamstring injury. Rosie joins Ella Franklin-Fraiture, Taome Oliver, Serena Fletcher, Mai Moncaster, Hayley James and Nicole Nymoen on the list of players who are at various stages of returning from injuries.

Lewes

Lewes Manager Jon Donnoghue will be pleased with what he has seen from his side so far this season, from the three matches they have played against Championship side – including a Continental Cup match vs Charlton Athletic – they’ve scored 10 goals and conceded just once, so will pose a tough test for Jonathan Morgan’s side who are looking to get back to winning ways.

Head-to-Head

These two sides have met twice over the past two seasons, both in FA WPL Cup semi-finals. In 2017, Lewes FC left Leicester with a 1-0 victory in the FA WPL Plate semi-final whilst a year later, it was Jonathan Morgan’s side who progressed to the final, winning 4-2 at Farley Way Stadium.

Last Time Out

City

Leicester City suffered a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, all of the damage came in the first half. The Foxes were much improved in the second half, creating plenty of chances but couldn’t find the finishing touch to get a goal back and start a come-back.

Lewes

Lewes are in good form so far this season, despite heavy defeats to WSL side’s West Ham United and Arsenal in the Continental Cup, Lewes have picked up maximum points so far in the league with victories over Millwall and Crystal Palace. Wednesday nights’ 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace ladies came courtesy of a five minute double goal spell early in the second half.

Stats

  • Victory over Crystal Palace in their last away match extended Leicester’s unbeaten run away from home to 13 away league matches, going back to a 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on March 16 2017. Leicester City’s past 13 away matches: Won 11, Drawn 2. They are also on a run of six straight away league wins.
  • Lewes FC Women have kept seven clean sheets in their past ten home league matches, and only one of those three matches saw Lewes lose, a 2-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic last season.
  • This is the first meeting between the two sides to take place in Lewes, with both of the two previous meetings happening in Leicester.