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The Palace Preview: Palace Ladies v Lewes Women

21 February 2019

Playing on the back of a win over Leicester City Women, Palace Ladies will be looking to notch-up two wins in a row with a victory over Lewes Women this evening at Hayes Lane.

The match will be a chance for them to build on the significant result against the Foxes two weeks ago and up their points tally as they continue vying to progress in the FA Women's Championship.

Facing them will be a Lewes side equally hungry for points as the two teams currently sit level in the table in 9th and 10th respectively; Palace having the lead due to a superior goal difference.

However, with Lewes holding a game in hand, the Eagles will be aware as to just how significant this match will be and have been training hard in preparation.

Perhaps their key player at the moment is newly re-signed Gemma Bryan, who, returning to Palace after a brief spell with Charlton Athletic, has scored three goals from five appearances.

In doing so, she has begun to continue growing her goals total for Palace, after scoring over 100 times in three seasons previously for the south Londoners. Recently, she has said: "Obviously everybody knows how I feel, how passionate I am about this club. It feels normal to be back home now."

Among her teammates, the Eagles have a very strong attacking line based on pace and drive. Their collection of forwards is replete with great speed and talent and has helped to lead to Ladies to bagging seven goals against London Bees and three against both Millwall and Leicester City.

Overall, Palace have scored 22 times from 21 clashes in all competitions despite facing often seasoned opposition in the challenging league they have only recently been promoted to.

Their opposition tonight, however, will be buoyed by the last result between the two teams, as Lewes ran-out 2-1 victors on the south coast.

A relatively new side, Lewes were created in 2002 and are the only football club in the world where men and women are afforded equal playing budgets.

More recently, the team have lost their past five matches and will be looking to bounce back from the tough run of form they have endured.

Though the game's outcome cannot ever be predicted, we can be sure that tonight's clash will be a hotly contested battle between two driven teams in front of a busy crowd.

Make sure not to miss out on an evening of food, drink, entertainment and great football among a vocal atmosphere and buy your ticket here! Kick-off is 20.00 at Hayes Lane, Bromley.


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