Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: LCWFC vs Lewes

Leicester City Women start off the new year back at Farley Way Stadium with Lewes FC the visitors under new Manager Fran Alonso.

  • The Foxes currently sit sixth in the FA Women’s Championship table
  • Visitors Lewes are ninth, three points behind Jonathan Morgan’s side
  • Lewes came out on top of a seven goal thriller back in September, winning 4-3 after the Foxes had led 2-0

Leicester City Women will look to recover from back-to-back league defeats in December as they host Lewes FC Women in the first match of 2019, the first of two back-to-back home league matches with Millwall Lionesses the visitor’s next Sunday.

The winter break enabled Jonathan Morgan’s side to regroup and he is expecting a strong performance from his team in response to September’s league defeat in East Sussex.

Lewes, arrive at Farley Way Stadium without a league win in eight matches, despite starting the season with three consecutive wins ending with the 4-3 win over Leicester.

When, Where and Tickets 

Tickets for today’s game are available on the gate at Farley Way Stadium priced at £5 Adults and £2.50 Concessions, Students and Under 16’s.

Address:

Farley Way Stadium
Farley Way
Quorn
Leicestershire
LE12 8RB

Head-to-Head

These two sides have met three times previously, before September’s league defeat in Lewes, both other meetings had taken place in Leicester, with one win apiece in cup competitions. Today’s match will be the first league meeting between the two sides in Leicester.

Last time out

City

The Foxes lost 2-1 to London Bees in their last league outing, Melissa Johnson had put City in front in the first half but a spirited second half comeback from the Bees saw them come from behind to leapfrog the Foxes in the Championship table.

Lewes

Lewes will also be looking to return to winning ways having gone eight games without a win since September, December’s 2-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic saw them slip to ninth, overtaken by Aston Villa.

Stats

  • Leicester City Women will be looking to start the new year with a win, following four defeats in December in League and Cup
  • New Manager Fran Alonso takes charge of his first Lewes game today hoping for an immediate response
  • These two sides have shared 14 goals in their previous three meetings