Sunday 19 November 2023 2:00pm – Barclays Women’s Championship – The Dripping Pan

Welcome to The Dripping Pan for today’s Barclays Women’s Championship game against London City Lionesses. 

Here is your complimentary e-programme

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Lewes FC Women 2023/24


Good afternoon everyone and I hope you’re all looking forward to a fantastic day ahead.

We welcome London City Lionesses to the Dripping Pan not once but twice this week. This afternoon is a vitally important FA Women’s Championship match with both teams in need of the points on offer. On Wednesday London City return for the Continental Cup match.

Last time out our team battled to the end in falling to a narrow 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace. Due to injuries and suspensions many of our players have needed to cover different positions and adapt their natural games for the benefit of the team.

However, this united front will stand us in good stead for the challenges ahead and maybe we will unearth a Rachel Daly or Leah Williamson who are able to stamp their mark on the game in different positions as Ellie Mason did for us in our record breaking FA Cup Run last season.

On the subject of the Cup we have seen a doubling of prize money for this season’s Women’s FA Cup and whilst we welcome this as a move in the right direction we know there is a lot further to go to ensure fairness to Women’s teams at all levels, but especially at the lower levels of the pyramid.

This move has been influenced in no small part by the campaigning of Lewes players over many seasons and in particular the action taken by our Women’s team ahead of last seasons game against Man Utd. This is just one of the many reasons we are so proud of our team and club.

Off the pitch our staff continue to excel to enable the Club to punch well above its weight and these efforts have again been recognised by the club receiving the Silver Award in the Sports Business Awards for Fan Engagement and won the Business Culture Awards for Best Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. Many congratulations to our hard working and multi-tasking staff.

At today’s match we will be supporting the Stonewall Rainbow Laces Campaign to show support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport as we mark the tenth year of this important campaign.

At the time of writing my Weather App is forecasting windy conditions with temperatures around 10 degrees, there is not a better way to wrap up warm and cheer on the Rooks than sporting one of our new range of scarves that go on sale for the first time at this afternoon’s game – only available in stadium.

Come on You Rooks!


From the dugout… with Scott Booth

LEWES, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Lewes manager Scott Booth during the Barclays FA Women’s Championship match between Lewes and Durham at The Dripping Pan on April 30, 2023 in Lewes, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Hello everyone welcome to the Dripping Pan this afternoon.

Last Sunday was another close game with very little in it but the difference came in the second half when we dropped our standards slightly and Palace took advantage.

As always we fought right to the end with a late goal but after the game we realised as a group where we had lost the match.

We are delighted to have Eve Clarkson join us today. We have a very small squad and have had our fair share of injuries so far this season, so Eve will strengthen us.

She will need time to adjust to the pace of our game compared to what she is used to but I’m confident that she will be a very good signing for the club. She can play anywhere along the back line.

We’ve been looking forward to today’s game. We understand the position we are in and know how important three points are.

We also understand that we cannot drop our standards if we are to achieve a result. They are a good side so we will need to be at our best.

Thank you everyone for the continued support and I hope you enjoy today’s game.


Rainbow-themed cocktail on offer!

As it’s Rainbow Laces week we thought we’d get in the spirit with this Rainbow-themed cocktail on offer today!

Archers/Malibu, grenadine, blue curaco and pineapple juice. 

Alcohol free is also on offer with grenadine, orange/pineapple and blue gomme syrup. 

Bring your cup to the Pan
Fancy getting a discounted drink? If you bring your own reusable plastic cup – you get a discount at the bar! 

Rainbow Laces week thoughts with Hollie Olding, Ellie Hack and Valentine Pursey.



London City Lionesses were formed in May 2019 when they split from parent club Millwall.

On 13 May 2019, a statement was released by Millwall F.C. announcing that the board of directors and senior management at the team’s official women’s affiliate, Millwall Lionesses, had declared their intentions to split from the club, becoming an independent entity and operating under a new name.

The breakaway was already agreed in principle by the FA. The transfer of Millwall’s Championship licence was officially approved by the FA on 29 June 2019.

DARTFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: The London City Lionesses team line up for a photo prior to the Barclays FA Women’s Championship match between London City Lionesses and Watford at Princes Park on September 03, 2023 in Dartford, England. (Photo by Henry Browne – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)


12 March 2023ChampionshipLondon City Lionesses3Lewes1
18 Sep 2022ChampionshipLewes0London City Lionesses0
14 Apr 2022ChampionshipLondon City Lionesses1Lewes0
12 Sep 2021ChampionshipLewes1London City Lionesses0
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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 match day 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 Barclays 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. Lewes 2000 FC Limited is 100% owned by Lewes Community Football Club.

Honorary President Terry Parris
Acting Chair Trevor Wells
Directors Willa Bailey, Tim Bradshaw, Ed Briggs, Andy Gowland, John Peel, Trevor Wells, Priscilla Aldridge
Chief Executive Officer Maggie Murphy

Life Members
Peter Brook, Dorothy Brook RIP, Vic Blunt RIP, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox RIP, Billy Nixon, Derrick Parris RIP, 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 RIP

Manager Scott Booth
Assistant Manager Natalie Lawrence

General Manager Lynne Burrell

Club Doctor Dr Daniel Hudson
Head Physiotherapist Adam Hutchins
Sports Therapist Liam Jenman
Sports Therapist Intern Beth Lenihan
Sport Scientist Ivi Casagrande
Mental Coach Sarah Murray
Data Analyst Tom Drummer
Kit Manager Kerri Coombs

Communications Manager Jack Towers
Commercial Manager Stef McLoughlin
Operations Manager Ryan Sullivan
Fan Engagement Manager
Shrey Nilvarna
Facilities Manager Damien Watts

Golden Rook Rob Read

Web Editors Jack Towers
Progcast Editors Jack Towers / Stan Lahood
Club Photographer James Boyes & Grace Jones


Wednesday 22 NOVEMBER 2023 – 7:30PM KICK OFF

Conti Cup