EHA Women’s Trophy
Burnt Ash 0
Lewes 1s 5 (Molloy 3, Wycherley, Hall)
Goals galore see Lewes Ladies 1s through to the next stage of the EHA Trophy.
A trip to Burnt Ash on Sunday resulted in a 5 – 0 win for Lewes Ladies 1s with a hat trick from Laura Molloy and goals from Sarah Hall and Jess Wycherley.
With a few regular first team players unable to play, the team sheet reflected a youthful side for the first stage of the EHA Trophy with some hard working players from the Ladies 2s completing the team.
Straight from the whistle Lewes dominated play and were awarded an early penalty corner that was converted by Molloy. Fast attacking work between Phoebe Rivet and Wycherley allowed Molloy to secure the second goal of the match. Further penalty corners were neatly converted by Hall and Molloy.
Lewes’ high intensity in the second half placed Burnt Ash under considerable pressure. The fifth goal came from Wycherley who, one on one with the goalkeeper, scored a ‘belter’ of a goal from the top of the D with the ball flying into the roof of the net.
Lewes ensured they kept a clean sheet with some composed goalkeeping from Tess Youngman and strong clearances from defenders Libby Youngman and Amy Wayne. The 5 – 0 win for Lewes sees an excited team into the next round of the Trophy.
Ladies South Div 3b
Teddington 2’s 2
Lewes 1s 1 (Hall)
Lewes edged out at Teddington
After a wash out the previous week and a hard fought draw against Wimbledon 2’s the ladies were looking to make up some ground in the league. After a competitive and equal first half where each side gave no quarter it was the home side who took the lead midway through the first half. This was followed by Lewes’ most concerted period of pressure but lacking a cutting edge upfront proved costly as the home team broke to leave the visitors with too much to do in the last 10 minutes. Although a consolation goal was scored by captain Sarah Hall it proved too late to affect the result.
Sussex Div 2
Worthing Men’s 2s 4
Lewes Men’s 3s 1 (Fewster)
A 4-1 loss for Lewes away at Worthing
Lewes faced a tough opposition in the Worthing 2nd XI for their second league fixture. Worthing opened the scoring with 3 quick goals before Lewes regained some composure and stemmed the goal flow. Worthing applied pressure throughout the first half but at half time the score line remained Worthing 3, Lewes 0.
After some strong words and a slight formation change at half time, Lewes came out fighting. Within 5 minutes, Tom Fewster scored from a slightly chaotic short corner (3-1). Lewes continued to apply pressure and would have been deserving of another goal, but 25 minutes into the half, Worthing scored another (4-1). After a substantially better second half from Lewes, the score was 4-1 when the whistle blew.
A strong second half performance from Lewes after a slow start, with much to work on, but many positives. Special mention must go to the youngsters in the team Olly Amos and Olly loader, as well as to our Men of the match, Loader, Picken and Cornish.
Sussex Div 4
Lewes 5s 3 (S. Fuller 2, Colebourne)
Eastbourne 5s 0
Lewes continued their positive start to the season with a convincing win at home against Eastbourne. The win was based on a solid defensive display with Tim Bullen especially good. Lewes had most of the possession and got their breakthrough early in the second half from a simple tap in from Steve Fuller. He followed it up with firing in a second before Peter Colebourne finished off the dominant display with the third goal of the half. Eastbourne rallied late on and Charlie Palmer finally got to make an excellent save, keeping a clean sheet.
Sussex Ladies Div 2
Lewes 4s 3 (Ketley 2, Hepple)
Chichester 3s 1
‘That time of year thou mayst in me behold’ – as fitting in 1609 for Shakespeare’s Autumn as it was for the Lewes Ladies on Saturday. And beholden they were at Fortress Southdown – by one manager (with husband), two daughters (one crying) and one dog (barking).
They started brightly, immediately putting pressure on the visitors. An early cross from Leathers on the right was received at the left post by Heps, making her debut as striker, for the reverse lifted shot on target.
Lewes continued to press high and were soon rewarded with another when Nipps’ right sided drive into the D was tactically left by Heps for Fern Ketley to slot it home.
Then, like an Autumn leaf, Flooz fluttered from the flanks making an almost poetic pass to Leathers who set Fern up for her second. 3-0 to the home side at the break.
The second half surpassed seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as Becky Wycherley led the defiant defence whilst cleanly sweeping up the loose conkers, picking her tackles with precision. And they had a lot clear up – as the midfielders and forwards had run out of sap.
Chichester used their fitness to their advantage but the Lewes Ladies held firm and only allowed the visitors one consolation goal.
Manager Mould commented after the match ‘My girls turned up and played the best hockey I’ve seen this season. I’m so proud’