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We share the spoils as it ends 2-2
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Match Photos: @Gingeraction (James Boyes)


Marcus Lee looks back at an historic, exciting match at the Dripping Pan


Here’s the match highlights with commentary from Ben Jacobs.
Thanks to Your Instant Replay for the footage

Lewes 2 Liverpool 2


Hannah Tappenden spoke to Lewes manager Simon Parker after the game.
Subtitles added to offset the rather blustery conditions!

Manager Simon Parker on Liverpool and Leicester City
Terrific first half!! More to come …

Highlights: Blades Away

Hannah Tappenden’s view of SUFC 0 Lewes 0 last Sunday
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Today’s Fixtures

Here’s all today’s fixtures and the current league table

Coventry v Blackburn postponed
League table Prior to Kick-Off
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Can We Go FIVE?

Gimme FIVE: Hannah Tappenden has kept an eye on our 4 clean sheets in a row

Starting Line-ups

Lewes Starting XI

Today’s starting XIs will appear here before kick-off

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Welcome to the home of LIVE football at Lewes FC!

Watch today’s match LIVE right here at

Click on the link below to go to our live streaming service for this match
Season ticket holders watch for free. Anyone else can watch too, and as a trial you can pay what you want via a donation button at the foot of the page

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Taking The Mic

Ben was joined by Martha Thomas for the Conti Cup clash with Palace

We’re delighted to have Ben Jacobs back on the mic today.
We wish you all could be here with us but Ben will be doing his best to bring the game to you!

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FA Women’s Championship Table

FA Women’s Championship Table
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Simon Says

Simon Parker

Simon Parker is looking forward to this FA Women’s Championship match-up between Lewes and Liverpool, the first ever meeting between the two clubs.

And whilst he backs his players to give a good account of themselves against any side in this division, he is under no illusion as to which club is the favourite on Sunday.

“We are really looking forward to the game against Liverpool and the challenge they bring. We believe they have a squad that should be be competing in the WSL, they are definitely one of the favourites for promotion.”

The two sides sit adjacent in the league, having bagged 10 points from 5 matches and sharing an identical results sheet: W3 D1 L1.

“We have had a really promising start to the season and yes, we currently have the same amount of points as Liverpool. But we know that Liverpool will be the favourites today.

The championship is an incredibly competitive league. all of our games have been incredibly tight and we are aware that they could of gone either way, it’s such fine margins.

We believe we can win against any team and we will give our all on Sunday.”

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The Rooks

Your 2020/21 Rooks
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𝗡𝗼𝘄 is our time for change. Lewes FC is proud to be one of 40 clubs signing up to the FA’s drive for inclusion across English football. We have our own action plan and #WeAreIn

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The FA Player
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Lewes FC Chairman Stuart Fuller chatting with Hope Solo

Good afternoon and welcome back to the Dripping Pan for this mouth-watering Women’s Championship fixture with Liverpool.  I’d like to welcome the players, management and officials today and hope your journey back is swift and problem-free.

It is such a shame that today’s game, the first ever meeting between the two sides, is being played in front of no fans.  Let me be very clear here – there is absolutely no reason why fans could not be in the stadium today. 

Our Men’s side have played their last three games in front of “sell-out” crowds of 450 without any issues and will do so again in just over 48 hours time.  Just a few hundred yards up the road as our game is kicking off today, The Depot, a fantastic cinema by the way, will be showing three different films on their screens in front of paying customers but more importantly, in an indoor setting. 

So today, you can arrive at The Pan on a crowded train or a bus, have a meal in one of the many restaurants in the High Street, pop into Waitrose to grab a bar of chocolate yet when you arrive at the Pan, you cannot come in. Someone, somewhere, please explain the logic in this.

On the pitch this is a game between the 4th and 5th place teams – a win for either of us will put the pressure on Durham at the top who aren’t playing today.  The fact we are talking about a win over Liverpool could see us finish the day in second place in the Championship is astonishing considering where we have come from.  Three wins and a draw in our last four games, with zero goals conceded is a massive credit to Simon, his backroom team and the squad.  Our position isn’t due to luck – it is down to months of preparation on and off the pitch and a professional approach.  Long may this continue.

I am sure that many of you will have been frustrated that we had another blank weekend last week, with an international break.  It was great to see a couple of our players away, but did we really need another break in an already fragmented season?  We already have enforced breaks due to running one team short this season and come the new year when the cup competitions kick in, there will be more blank weekends.  With the restrictions on us all based on the worsening COVID-19 situation, my worry is that we will be caught out again with a season that won’t be completed, so playing as many league games as we can as early as we can is key.

It has been with immense pride that the club embraced the provision of free meals for school children at the Pan this week.  Every day we provided hot and cold meals for local school children and free beverages for their parents, served by our band of volunteers including first team players Alex Malins, Sophie O’Rourke and Tegan Freeman.  A huge thanks to James Sale and Maggie for making this happen – it underlines our role in the local community and I am sure we agree that no child should go hungry and we all have a role to play to end food poverty.

Enjoy the game and COME ON YOU ROOKS!


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Who Do You Think I Am?

Cute smile .. but who am I?

My favourite thing to have on toast is banana and Marmite (banana first, Marmite on top). Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it! Tweet us your answers and we’ll reveal who it is later!


Yes it’s our very own Emily Donovan!
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Liverpool Women 2020/21 – click the image for more
Liverpool FC Women Squad Numbers
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School’s Out

Marcus Rashford sparked a revolution with his campaign to feed hungry children out of school term time. What a man! We salute Marcus and, with the help of @cafe1231_lewes and @LewesCVirus, fully support his brilliant initiative.

Marcus Rashford. Photo: Manchester United FC/ AFP

This week the club, under the careful stewardship of volunteer James Sale, have provided hot dinners for local school children during half term. Read more here.

We’d like to thank all the volunteers, staff and players who rolled their sleeves up and turned out Jacket Spuds (with all the trimmings), bangers and mash (healthy veggie options of course, Roodie), pasta and more.

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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)

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Sophie O’Rourke features in our Match Day Poster

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 today’s game features greased lightning wing-back Sophie O’Rourke
Sophie was speaking to youth player Ffyon Carnell, who is 12

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

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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


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Click on the logo to visit the wonderful world of LFCSC …

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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 …

Come On You Rooks!!!

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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.

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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)

Lewes 2000 FC Limited. Registered in England and Wales with Company Registration Number 03790979.

Honorary President Terry Parris
Chairman Stuart Fuller

Directors Ed Briggs*, Charlie Dobres, Stuart Fuller*, John Peel, Eddie Ramsden, Galia Orme, Roger Warner, Steve Keegan, Karen Dobres, Trevor Wells
Claire Rafferty**

*Re-elected at AGM Oct 2020
** 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