Preview: Lewes v Southampton Vitality Women's FA Cup

Preview: Lewes v Southampton Vitality Women's FA Cup

The Rooks welcome Southampton to The Dripping Pan on Sunday in the Fourth Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Marcus Lee
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James Boyes

Lewes get their Vitality Women’s FA Cup campaign underway on Sunday as Southampton visit The Dripping Pan. Kick-off is scheduled for 2pm.

Last Time Out

Lewes travelled to Merseyside before the international break to face Liverpool at Prenton Park. The hosts opened the scoring in the early stages of the game when a corner was crossed into the box and came off a Lewes defender to end up in the net. Ini Umotong thought she had brought the game level, but the flag was raised for offside against the striker. Only a minute later, Umotong was able to jump on a mistake in the defence and fired her shot narrowly wide. The Rooks went close again just before half-time seeing numerous shots blocked and claims for a penalty waved away. 

Nine minutes into the second half, the Reds were able to double their lead. A quick free-kick was played to Ashley Hodson who played a dangerous cross into the Lewes box and Meikayla Moore was able to head it in. There were few chances for either side for the remainder of the half, with the game ending 2-0 to the hosts.

The Opposition

Currently playing in the FA Women’s National League Division One South West, Southampton were sitting top of the league with the maximum 12 points from four games before the season was halted. In those games, the Saints scored 19 goals and conceded only two. Upon the resumption of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Southampton took on Plymouth Argyle in the Second Round and came out 3-0 winners. The Saints then played Yeovil United and won 3-0.

One To Watch

Forward Rachel Panting is a familiar face for Lewes having spent a short period of time at the Club. Panting joined the Rooks from Portsmouth as top scorer for Pompey with 14 goals in 22 appearances. Panting later went on to join Southampton and won the 2019/20 Southampton FC Women’s Goal of the Season for her strike against Coventry United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. The Saints attacker also found the net against Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil United in the previous rounds of the competition. 

How To Follow

Sunday’s match will be available to watch live at lewesfc.com/live. Live updates will also be provided on the official Lewes FC Women Twitter account.

Lewes get their Vitality Women’s FA Cup campaign underway on Sunday as Southampton visit The Dripping Pan. Kick-off is scheduled for 2pm.

Last Time Out

Lewes travelled to Merseyside before the international break to face Liverpool at Prenton Park. The hosts opened the scoring in the early stages of the game when a corner was crossed into the box and came off a Lewes defender to end up in the net. Ini Umotong thought she had brought the game level, but the flag was raised for offside against the striker. Only a minute later, Umotong was able to jump on a mistake in the defence and fired her shot narrowly wide. The Rooks went close again just before half-time seeing numerous shots blocked and claims for a penalty waved away. 

Nine minutes into the second half, the Reds were able to double their lead. A quick free-kick was played to Ashley Hodson who played a dangerous cross into the Lewes box and Meikayla Moore was able to head it in. There were few chances for either side for the remainder of the half, with the game ending 2-0 to the hosts.

The Opposition

Currently playing in the FA Women’s National League Division One South West, Southampton were sitting top of the league with the maximum 12 points from four games before the season was halted. In those games, the Saints scored 19 goals and conceded only two. Upon the resumption of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Southampton took on Plymouth Argyle in the Second Round and came out 3-0 winners. The Saints then played Yeovil United and won 3-0.

One To Watch

Forward Rachel Panting is a familiar face for Lewes having spent a short period of time at the Club. Panting joined the Rooks from Portsmouth as top scorer for Pompey with 14 goals in 22 appearances. Panting later went on to join Southampton and won the 2019/20 Southampton FC Women’s Goal of the Season for her strike against Coventry United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. The Saints attacker also found the net against Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil United in the previous rounds of the competition. 

How To Follow

Sunday’s match will be available to watch live at lewesfc.com/live. Live updates will also be provided on the official Lewes FC Women Twitter account.