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In today’s FAWC Match Progcast

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Match Highlights
Sammy Quayle finishes a fabulous move for the 2nd Lewes goal

‘And it’s a wonderful run by Quayle’ … @SamanthaQuayle absolutely at it, captured by @Vandyckwebsites

Reaction: Samantha Quayle and Megan Mackey review their goals
Manager Simon Parker shares his thoughts on the game
Katie Rood on a ‘special day’ at the Dripping Pan
Great to see Paula Howells back to her best yesterday

Back to winning ways

Goal from Charlton: Louis Heuchan

Samantha Quayle doubles the lead with one of the finest goals seen at this ground. Stunner.
Meghan Mackey opens the scoring! Fine finish. 1-0 Rooks

2-0 Rooks! Sammy Quayle with a stunning run and finish!!!

Rainbow Laces Campaign

Lewes FC are proud to join the FA Women’s Championship in support of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign

Though COVID-19 presents us with challenges, we are strongest when we come together. 

Following sport and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That’s why Rainbow Laces is as important as ever, and why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game.

This year, we’ll be celebrating the impact that sport has on LGBT people, and the impact that LGBT people have on sport.

Click here to go to the Stonewall website and find out more

Rainbow Laces Day 2020 will be Wednesday 9 December.

We’ll be sharing stories and considering how we can all play our part in making sport everyone’s game. Join the #RainbowLaces movement today

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We hope you enjoy your time at the Dripping Pan today. We would appreciate any suggestions for improvements. Could we have made your experience more welcoming? How?

Send your e-mail to with your feedback. Thank you!

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Today At The Pan: Matchday COVID Protocols

Please remember: social distancing is in place today!

8 things (+ a video) to help keep you and others safe at the Dripping Pan today!

We’re committed to keeping fans safe at the Dripping Pan

• Wear a mask at all times unless you’re eating.
• Choose a seat with a green tick or a red bubble to stand in.
• Share a bubble only with your household group.
• Don’t switch seats or bubbles or move about, unless to use the toilets or get food – but then return to your seat or bubble.
• Maintain social distance at all times – 2m wherever possible.
• Don’t touch the ball! A steward will retrieve it and return it to be cleaned.
• Please don’t try to talk with the players at the end of the game – they’d love to chat but right now they’re not allowed to stop or give any autographs or take any selfies.
• Please use your closest exit at the end of the game – it might be different to where you came in.

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Marcus Lee: Match Preview

Our very own man on the keys Marcus Lee looks ahead to the match
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Today’s Fixtures

Here’s all today’s fixtures and where you can catch up with them on the FA Player

You need to subscribe to the FA Player to watch these matches
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Starting Line-ups

Your Lewes XI and bench

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

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Welcome to the home of LIVE football at Lewes FC!

Click the image to watch today’s match LIVE on your smartphone, tablet or desktop device

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

Michael McCann (right) works extensively in sports media

It’s a warm Lewes FC welcome today to sports commentator Michael McCann.
Michael is a football, rugby & cricket commentator & writer at Perform, Talksport, Leon Mann Media, Sportsbeat, The Offside Rule & The Morning Star.

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FA Women’s Championship Table

FAWC Table before kick-off today
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Simon Says

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Lewes FC Women Manager Simon Parker

Simon Parker is looking forward to this FA Women’s Championship match-up between Lewes and Charlton Athletic, a contest that has produced fireworks in the past.

The Addicks have improved vastly after an indifferent start to this campaign. They followed up a hugely creditable draw away to Durham (could, perhaps should have won that one) with a narrow loss away to high-flying Sheffield United.

“I believe it will be a tough game,’ says Simon. ‘Charlton will see this game they can win and they will be up for it. We played Charlton in preseason and we know the challenge they pose.”

The Rooks are looking to turn recent form around. After a disappointing loss away to London Bees, Parker’s side showed more fight and played some good football against WSL side Bristol City in our last Conti Cup match of the season.

“We will be looking to improve on our last league performance and put a few things right” Parker confirmed, keen to return to the form that saw his side hit the top half of the table earlier this season.

Asked about the FA’s decision to allow limited attendance for this match, Simon and his squad can’t wait to see (and hear) the supporters back at the ground.

“We are delighted to finally welcome fans back to the Dripping Pan, they have been missed and having them here will be a massive lift to us all. We are aiming to put on a performance on that makes them proud.”

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The Rooks

Your 2020/ 21 Season Lewes FC Women squad
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Welcome … To The Best Football Ground In The UK

“We all think we have the prettiest wife at home”
Arsene Wenger’s stinging repost in his long-running saga with Sir Alex Ferguson strikes at the heart of subjective love for one’s own club. And yet …

The Dripping Pan fared rather well in a nationwide survey of football grounds
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The FA Player
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Lewes FC Chairman Stuart Fuller chatting with Hope Solo

Welcome back to the Dripping Pan!  It feels so good to be able to finally say that – for most fans it has been a long time since they have been able to watch the team play in the flesh so enjoy the afternoon as based on the current world we live in, we just don’t know what is around the corner.

Welcome to our friends from South East London – we hope that you had a safe journey down to East Sussex and enjoy the afternoon as much as you can, off the pitch.  Charlton Athletic, like ourselves, have the added complications of sharing their facilities with a “non-elite” club which has made the arrangements and organisation for this afternoon doubly complicated.  Huge thanks goes to Maggie for trying to navigate through literally hundreds of pages of documents to ensure we stay the right side of the law.

To that extent a couple of words from me to those attending this afternoon.  This is football but perhaps not as you have known it or experienced it before.  You MUST wear a mask in the ground, some of our catering facilities may not be open and you cannot walk freely from one area of the ground to another.  Our brilliant stewards will guide you but please read the notices around the Pan and listen for any announcements over the PA.  We do not set the rules – the Government, the Competition Authority (in this case, the FA) and the local authority do.  We have to comply with them or our ground could be shut to fans, could be shut to football and the club could be heavily fined. 

Having just recovered from COVID-19 myself I know how serious the virus can be and in order to contain it until a vaccine is distributed we will all need to err on the side of caution. So please, help us in helping you.

Right, football.  It’s back and I am sure that Simon and his team will have been working hard on getting the squad focused to end the year with maximum points.  After a strong set of results in September and October, we lost our way at Leicester City and London Bees.  The game here a few weeks ago against Bristol City in the Continental League Cup was also a good test against a Super League side who at times ouzed class, scored three cracking goals and hit the woodwork four times in the first half.  We rallied in the second period and grabbed a goal back but Bristol City took all three points and progress to the knock-out stages of the competition.

We’ve been proverbally twiddling our thumbs over the last couple week again thanks to the fixture calendar.  It isn’t just us – every club has suffered from a lack of games.  We are now in the fourteenth week of the season and we have played just eight league games.  For some reason two weeks ago there were only two games played in the Championship – this is something that really needs reviewing before next season.  

Once again, welcome home everyone.  Enjoy the game and Come On You Rooks!


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Game Changer: The Since 71 2019/20 Award

How smart is that!!?? Huge thanks to @ChuBarker and the @Since71Blog crew

Our friends at Since 71 have kindly bestowed their 2019/20 season Game Changer award on Lewes FC Women. This lush trophy was presented by Stuart Barker to the club during the Conti Cup home match v Bristol City.

Simon Parker receives the award from Stuart Barker

To find out more about this award, click on the image above or simply click here

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Pan For Gold: Sign Up TODAY to make next Sunday’s draw!

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Charlton Athletic WFC Squad
… and those squad numbers

Return Of The King

Jess King and Ella Powell both feature in Charlton’s Squad

Jess King and Ella Powell will want to make a statement on their return to a club where both may feel they have something to prove.

King started last season with a bang for the Rooks, netting in a memorable 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers. Her goal-scoring form waned through the season but it’s fair to say she’s back on track for her ‘new’ club, scoring some vital goals in recent games.

Powell knows that Rooks fans didn’t see the best of her, injury meaning she had limited chances to show what she could do.

See how Charlton assess the match in their own match preview (click to open )

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Christmas Club Shop Barry

‘Tis the season to be jolly … generous with a host of Christmas gifts from Lewes FC!

We’re getting close to that most wonderful time of year! I’m pleased to confirm that the club shop IS OPEN at the game, so come along and see what we’ve got. If you’re on the PIES side you can’t come to us BUT we can come to you via the wonder of the world wide web!

We’ve got heaps of festive goodies just right for that football mad Auntie or Uncle as well as awesome home and away kits for kids of all ages; 6 months to 99 years!

Click on my gawjus Furry Face to reveal the latest club shop online offers … Baz

Club Shop Supremo @BazTheHaff welcomes you to his online emporium

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!

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Georgia Timms 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 combative forward Georgia Timms
Georgia 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
GK Coach Sergio Maldonado
Nutritionist Stefano Montanari
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
U16s Coach Lucy Barnes
U14s Manager/ Coach Tom Young/ Rob Palmer

Pathway Co-ordinator Alison Palmer
Pathway Goalkeeping coach Peter Stimpson

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