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Preview: London City host Lewes in Barclays Women's Championship

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

London City Lionesses .vs. Lewes F.C. (Barclays Women’s Championship)

Princes Park on Sunday 12 March at 14:00, with highlights and match review on the FA Player


Sarah Ewens, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)
Sarah Ewens, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)

The Barclays Women's Championship continues this weekend, with London City Lionesses set to host Lewes FC at the Princes Park Stadium on Sunday. The game promises to a thriller, with both teams hoping to secure three vital points as they enter the final stretch of the season.


The Lionesses currently sit in second place, six points behind league leaders Bristol City.


London City's form has been mixed in recent weeks, with two wins and three defeats in their last five games. Despite this, the team's statistical leaders, Sarah Ewens and Shanade Hopcroft, will be looking to make an impact and help their team get back to winning ways.


Lewes, on the other hand, have had a difficult season so far, with five wins, four draws, and five defeats. They come into this game off the back of a morale-boosting 2-0 win against Sunderland A.F.C. and will be looking to build on that result. Their top scorers, Emily Kraft and Ellie Hack, will need to be at their best to cause problems for the London City defence.


Ahead of the game, interim head coach Nikita Runnacles said: "This squad have shown that they can kick on and push forward - and they'll do that through their performance. We know that we are dangerous when we focus on how we play, with our counter-press."



Her words suggest that the Lionesses will be looking to take control of the game early on and impose their attacking style on their opponents.


Overall, this game promises to be an exciting encounter between two teams with plenty to play for. The match kicks off at 14:00 on Sunday, and fans of women's football won't want to miss it.



Form Guide:


London City Lionesses | Record: 9-3-3 | Position: 2nd

  • London City 1-2 Sheffield United

  • Birmingham City 0-1 London City

  • Bristol City 3-1 London City

  • London City 3-1 Sunderland A.F.C.

  • Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 London City (Vitality Women's FA Cup)

Lewes | Record: 5-4-5 | Position: 7th


  • Lewes 2-0 Sunderland A.F.C.

  • Lewes 0-1 Bristol City

  • Lewes 6-1 Cardiff City (Vitality Women’s FA Cup)

  • Bristol City 2-0 Lewes

  • Lewes 0-4 Birmingham City

Statistical Leaders:


London City Lionesses

  • Goals: Sarah Ewens (eight)

  • Assists: Shanade Hopcroft (eight)

Lewes

  • Goals: Emily Kraft, Ellie Hack (three)

  • Assists: Amelia Hazard (two)

London City Injuries:

  • Carly Girasoli

  • Charlotte Fleming

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