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11 September 2012

Lionesses taste success again

Millwall Lionesses remain unbeaten in the league following their third win in three games after coming from behind to defeat Lewes Ladies 2-1.
The Lionesses started the game the brighter of the two sides and almost took the lead straight from kick-off, only to be denied by the alert keeper in the Lewes goal. Millwall continued to press and created numerous chances, but were made to pay for their wastefulness before the half-time whistle.
Lewes striker Andrea Viega cut in and unleashed a strike which goalkeeper Francesca Gibbs got down to save. The rebound, however, fell to another Lewes player who made no mistake in slotting the ball home against the run of play.
Despite the set-back, the Lionesses continued their dominance as the second-half began, and were rewarded for their efforts on the 50 minute mark. Striker Emma Whitter took on three Lewes defenders before finding the back of the net with a smart finish.
Whitter was to have similar joy going forward no more than five minutes later, but her shot on this occasion could only rattle the crossbar.
Another goal looked likely, and it duly arrived with 75 minutes on the clock. Shauni Griffiths found space down the right flank and whipped in a superb cross which was met by the head of young substitute Amelia Frett, who guided the ball past the Lewes stopper to give the Lionesses a deserved victory.
Manager Alberto Kurti said after the game: "I am extremely pleased for the girls as their hard work and good attitude has paid off - especially considering we were without several key players on the day.
We dug deep to beat a solid and well disciplined Lewes side and were very happy with the result."
"The season so far has seen a number of opportunities given to our younger players. Les and I have been very impressed with how they've done so far. It's pleasing to see that our youth policy is working so well."

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