The FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup

Progcast Contents

Match Report

Marcus Lee reports from a disappointing night under the lights

Click on the image for the match report. Photo: James Boyes

Photos from club photographer James Boyes

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Photo Gallery: Club photographer James Boyes captured the action at the Pan Siro

Starting Line-ups

Teamsheet is IN …

FAWC Highlights & Reaction

Check out what went down at Princes Park on Sunday as the coolest pen on the planet sealed the deal for the Rooks against much-fancied London City Lionesses.

LCY 0 Rooks 1. Montage: Hannah Tappenden

Thank you to Hannah Tappenden for this highlights package
Instagram: @hannah_tappenden
Twitter: @tappendenhannah

We tried to talk to goal scorer Ellie Leek after the final whistle. It started well …
We got a bit more out of super stopper Tatiana Saunders


Welcome to the home of LIVE football at Lewes FC!

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Taking The Mic

Double Act: Ben and Martha are your hosts

Joining Ben Jacobs @jacobsben on match comms tonight is West Ham United and Scotland striker Martha Thomas @mart__thomas.

We’re delighted to have these two on the mic tonight. We wish you all could be here with us but Ben and Martha will be doing their best to bring the game to you!

Tonight’s Fixtures

Simon Says

A trimmed Simon Parker spoke to Ash Head after the London City match
Photo: Hannah Tappenden

Simon Parker is relishing the reaction from his squad after two tight wins from three matches against top FAWC opposition. “We can play better, but I’m pleased with the progress we’re making against some very good sides.”

“We have a really good squad, with quality in each position. I’m keen to see the players get a chance to show what they can do.” Is that a hint for changes in tonight’s line-up against a resurgent Crystal Palace side?

“They’re a good side this season, they have some strong players. The result (a 4-1 away win against London Bees) shows they are playing well and playing as a team. It will be another stern test for our players (on Wednesday)”

Yes, but … how about that Rooks line-up? Will we see some different faces?

“There are no bench players in this squad. Everyone is working hard in training and they all deserve a chance to start. We have another very tough match on Sunday, so there will be a few changes.

There will be players here (v LCY) who will have been disappointed not to start or not to get on in the game. They will be raring to go once that chance arrives.”

The Rooks

Your 2020/21 Rooks

We’ll be supporting Breast Cancer UK for the month of October. Players from our first teams will be wearing special shirts in the warm up at all Lewes FC home matches

The idea came from Lewes ‘keeper Tatiana Saunders. Tats plans to set up fund-raising events and is hoping players and fans will get involved. We’ve set up a Just Giving Fund Raising Page to make it easy to support this much-needed effort.

Breast Cancer UK CEO Thalie Martini is delighted at the partnership.

“We are thrilled that Lewes Football Club has chosen to support us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help raise awareness of our 25 Saves Lives campaign. We know that empowering women is of great importance to the club and we are delighted to partner with them to share our vital breast cancer prevention information, helping empower women to take control of their breast cancer risk.

Over a quarter of breast cancer cases are preventable. Through this partnership, and our 25 Saves Lives campaign, we will be able to share our tips on how people can reduce their risk, reaching even more people with our breast cancer prevention message so that fewer people will have to suffer the devastating consequences of this disease in the future.

We cannot achieve this without the support of important partnerships like this. Thank you to everyone at Lewes Football Club for your generous support.”

You can find out more about the 25 Saves Lives campaign here

#My25 #25SavesLives #BCAM

Watch every 2020/ 21 season Lewes home match LIVE


Good afternoon all and welcome to the players and officials from Crystal Palace WFC.  Normally I would be welcoming you, the fans, back to the Dripping Pan for today’s match but unfortunately that is not possible based on the current regulations laid down by the UK Government. 

What makes the situation crazy is that just a week ago hundreds of fans were able to come to the Dripping Pan and watch our Men’s side take on Worthing in a safe and socially distanced manner.  How is that fair?

Fairness and equity seem to be two words that football seems to have forgotten in recent times.  Lewes won’t be the only club this weekend, or in the coming weeks that faces the prospect of losing thousands of pounds per week because crowds aren’t allowed into games yet all of the associated running costs (wages, utilities, officials fees and so on) will continue to stack up.  It simply isn’t sustainable and whilst most football clubs have managed to limp through the last six months, it will only be a matter of time before we see clubs, some bigger than us, go to the wall. 

One thing I can say is a massive thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked so hard over the summer to get the Pan ship-shape.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Crowdfunder that has seen us replace our floodlights after 50 years use and install new dugouts.  Without you and the hard work from Maggie, Lynne, Roger and Warren, we wouldn’t be able to host games at all here.

One look at our fixtures for this season will again show big gaps in between fixtures after Christmas.  It is as if no lessons were learnt last season when we had to stop the season early.  If clubs would have been able to schedule games on those blank Sunday’s then the season could have been completed.  With restrictions on society (and football!) likely to get worse before they get better surely it is about time that some sense was used to help not hinder clubs!

Rant over (for now!) – I hope you can enjoy the game at least via our new streaming service and perhaps one day we will see you all back at the Pan in person.



Under 16s Full Match Footage

XLFA U16’s vs Lewes in the Junior Premier League. Check out this SEVEN goal thriller!

We’ll have a lot more on this league, our FS and DS squads and the progression of the Lewes pathway in Sunday’s FA Women’s Championship Progcast

Club Shop Barry

Click on Barry’s Furry Face to reveal the latest club shop online offers …

Club Shop Supremo @BazTheHaff welcomes you to his online emporium

We might not have fans in the ground and the club shop will be closed on match days.
That doesn’t stop our fans from looking the business in our latest Lewes FC clobber!

Club Shop Barry welcomes you to his Online Emporium. You can spot the latest deals, grab the new home and away kit, hats, scarves, face coverings … you name it!

Come on down, the price is right!
Club shop Barry’s got what you need tonight!
(surely shome mishtake? Ed)

Who Are Ya? Crystal Palace WFC

Meet the Eagles (no, not that lot).

Palace Women say ‘hello’ – video pinched off the Palace website (we think it’s pretty cool)

We welcome our friendly rivals from Crystal Palace back to the Dripping Pan

We know no quarter is asked or given on the field. There’s as lot of mutual respect away from the game and we’re looking forward to seeing these two sides battling it out tonight.

Looks Familiar

Surely not? Our very own Hayley ‘Westy’ West about to get a yellow for trying to swap shirts with fellow former Rook, Palace’s Cherrell Khassal, in Sunday’s FAWC clash at London Bees.

Photo: Edward Payne, courtesy of @hayleywest_13

Two more ‘old girls’ we might see in action tonight are fan favourites Leeta Rutherford, awarded POTM v Bees last Sunday, and Amy Taylor. It’s a shame we can’t have a cold beverage after the game, but that’s where we are, eh?

Safe travels to all the players and staff from South London.


This season these are being designed by our U14s/ U16s pathway players. They’ve been interviewing and photographing our first team players via Zoom.

The poster for tonight’s game features exciting Rooks winger Simran Jhamat.
Esme was asking the questions and taking the photos …

Simran Jhamat, interviewed by Esme for the Sisterhood School Programme


If You Liked It Then You Shoulda Put A Ring On It

Lewes FC is the first & only football club in the world where women and men footballers get equal resources.

No other football club can say that.

Our women’s team is one of the top 20 teams in the country. And our men’s team is one of the most loved in non-league football.

We are 100% fan owned, not-for-profit. We have Owners in 31 countries around the world.

This is a football revolution. And we want your company to #JoinTheClub



The Lewes FC Supporters Club raises money for the club, runs social events and represents the fans on the terraces.

The Supporters Club – in no small part due to David & Barbara Arnold and a handful of other hardcore volunteers – has raised enormous amounts for the club over the past few years.

In Season 2018/19, the Supporters Club donated just over £22,000 to the club.

Take a peek or get involved! All Rooks welcome …


Today there may be film crews in the ground, filming on behalf of Lewes Football Club and other media organisations. The filming is usually for Lewes FC marketing purposes, to show what a matchday looks/sounds like and to generally promote what we do. Lewes Football Club respectfully asks for your permission to be filmed. If you do not want to be filmed, please let the crew know directly and they will oblige.  Thanks for your cooperation in helping to build a successful club.


The FA Women’s Championship strongly supports recent FA statements that there should be a zero tolerance approach against racism and all forms of discrimination. Accordingly, any form of discriminatory abuse, whether it be based on race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, faith, age, ability or any other form of abuse will be reported to The Football Association for action by that Association. (The FA 0800 085 0508/Kick It Out 020 7253 0162)

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Honorary President Terry Parris
Chairman Stuart Fuller

Directors Ed Briggs, Charlie Dobres, Stuart Fuller, John Peel, Eddie Ramsden, Jon Ruben, Galia Orme, Roger Warner
Steve Keegan, Karen Dobres, Claire Rafferty, Michelle Bowie*

* Directors seconded onto the board

Operations Manager Warren Lane

Life Members
Mr and Mrs Brook, Vic Blunt, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox, Billy Nixon, Derrick Parris, Terry Parris, Jimmy Quinn, P. Swaysland, Steve Ibbitson, Jason Hopkinson, Steve White, Martin Elliot, Kevin Fingerneissl, Kevin Powell, David and Barbara Arnold, Roger and Cathy Feltham, Ethel Treagus, Roy Dartnell RIP, Ron Moore, Derek Southouse, Ray Smith, Ken Carter.

General Manager Maggie Murphy
Assistant GM Lynne Burrell
Marketing Officer Maggie Murphy
Safeguarding Officer Lynne Burrell
Pathway Coordinator Alison Palmer

Manager Simon Parker
Assistant Coach Jesus Cordon
Assistant Coach Ady Penrose
PP Coach Christos Andreou
Asst PPC Kayleigh Bonwick
Physio Paul Paredes
Team Psychologist Chelsea Orme
Data Analyst Adam Chilcott
Kit Wrangler Joe Gander

DS Coach Lewis Singleton
U18s Manager/ Head coach Kelly Newton
U18s Manager/ Coach Charlie Carter
U16s Manager/ Coach David Seymour
U14s Manager/ Coach Tom Young/ Rob Palmer

Web Editor Stuart Fuller
Progcast Editor Ash Head
Progcast designer Barry Collins
Club Photographer James Boyes