MATCH PREVIEW: FA Women's Championsip - Manchester United v Lewes

MATCH PREVIEW: FA Women's Championsip - Manchester United v Lewes

We face champions United on the final day of the season of the FA Women's Championship. Adam Stenning talks to Fran Alonso about our chances

Adam Stenning
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Manchester United v Lewes

Saturday 11 May, 5:30pm KO

Venue: Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY

Goalkeeper Faye Baker had a superb match in the home fixture as Lewes put up a brilliant overall performance, finally losing 2-0

Lewes travel to Manchester United on Saturday in their final game of the season.

United have already won the title and the Rooks currently sit in ninth place, looking to finish the season on a high. Fran Alonso knows what a difficult task it will be: “Manchester United are the best team in the division and one of the best five or six teams in the country. I think they have won every league game at home bar Durham where they drew so we know it’s a very difficult task. We’ll need to be at our very best and even then we’ll need a little bit of luck.”

United have scored 93 goals in just 19 games this season and Alonso knows how hard it will be stop them scoring on Saturday: “That is one of the main concerns for us. We want to have a close battle and make it a difficult game for them. “

One player who will be looking to try and carve open that United defence on Saturday is newest signing Rachel Panting, who joined three weeks ago and Alonso talked about how she has settled in: “Very good. We knew already Rachel was making a big impression at her former club Portsmouth in the third tier, for a second year in a row she was top goalscorer and the most assists in that side. She came and made an impact from day one, she works very hard, she is a great girl and she has settled in with the girls and is well liked.”

Manchester United v Lewes

Saturday 11 May, 5:30pm KO

Venue: Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY

Goalkeeper Faye Baker had a superb match in the home fixture as Lewes put up a brilliant overall performance, finally losing 2-0

Lewes travel to Manchester United on Saturday in their final game of the season.

United have already won the title and the Rooks currently sit in ninth place, looking to finish the season on a high. Fran Alonso knows what a difficult task it will be: “Manchester United are the best team in the division and one of the best five or six teams in the country. I think they have won every league game at home bar Durham where they drew so we know it’s a very difficult task. We’ll need to be at our very best and even then we’ll need a little bit of luck.”

United have scored 93 goals in just 19 games this season and Alonso knows how hard it will be stop them scoring on Saturday: “That is one of the main concerns for us. We want to have a close battle and make it a difficult game for them. “

One player who will be looking to try and carve open that United defence on Saturday is newest signing Rachel Panting, who joined three weeks ago and Alonso talked about how she has settled in: “Very good. We knew already Rachel was making a big impression at her former club Portsmouth in the third tier, for a second year in a row she was top goalscorer and the most assists in that side. She came and made an impact from day one, she works very hard, she is a great girl and she has settled in with the girls and is well liked.”