Lemon looking for improvement at Lewes... Havant underdogs against leaders

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Steve Lemon hopes there will not be a repeat performance of Fareham’s second half against Lewes when the sides meet each other again this weekend (1.30pm).

Fareham take on third-placed Lewes in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B after a one-week break for half-term.

And Lemon is looking for a more complete performance from his side tomorrow following the 4-0 loss in the reverse game.

‘It’s a tough away fixture for us as they are third in the league,’ said the coach.

‘It was a strange game last time.

‘It was 0-0 at half-time and then they overran us in the second half and eventually won 4-0.

‘We’re looking to put that behind us.

‘We need to build on that first-half performance and go away and pick up some much-needed points.’

The ladies were unbeaten in three games before their defeat to Horsham a fortnight ago.

‘We were undefeated in three games but two weeks ago were were poor,’ added Lemon.

‘It was a disappointing performance.

‘The week’s break has given us the chance to work hard in training. We know it’s going to be a tough encounter.

‘We’re going to be scrapping around to get as many points as possible.

‘We’ve got a good strong side going down to Lewes.

‘The only player missing will be Bex Close, who has school commitments.’

Havant also return to action tomorrow when they take on Hampstead & Westminster at Havant College (11.45am).

The hosts are the overwhelming underdogs in their South Clubs’ Women’s League division one encounter against the league leaders.

Hampstead are currently top of the table by seven points and remain the clear favourites for promotion to the National League.

They could secure the league title tomorrow if they defeat Havant and second- placed Barnes fail to win at Southgate.

It will be a tough game 
for Havant who will be without top-scorer Sophie Brigg.