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Lewes Women v West Ham United Women - All You Need To Know

Lewes Women v West Ham United Women 
Pre-Season Match, The Beacon Stadium, Hassocks FC, Sunday 7 August 2022, 2.00pm BST


West Ham United Women continue their preparations for the upcoming Barclays Women’s Super League with a trip to the South Coast on Sunday afternoon. 

The Irons will take on Barclays Women’s Championship side, Lewes at The Beacon Stadium, home of Hassocks FC.

It’s another test for the Hammers, who will begin their league campaign in just over a month’s time. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the match…


Supporters can attend the match against Lewes, with tickets only available on the turnstiles, priced at £7 for adults, £5 for concessions, with under 16s going free.

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From the North: Leave the A23 at the junction for Burgess Hill/Hickstead Service Area. Join the A2300 heading towards Burgess Hill, crossing the first roundabout before taking the fourth exit at the second. Follow Jane Murray Way around three further roundabouts, before taking the third exit at the fourth, joining the A273 London Road. Follow this road through Hassocks, crossing the Stone Pound Cross Road traffic lights, and the Beacon is on your left immediately after the garden centre

From the South: Leave the A23 at the Pyecombe junction, joining the A273. Follow the road up Clayton Hill, passing the Jack and Jill pub on your left. After following the road through a small wooded area, the Beacon is on your immediate right. If you reach the garden centre, you have gone too far

From the East: Follow the A272 bypass around Haywards Heath, passing over roundabouts until you reach the main entrance to Bolnore Village. At this roundabout, take the first exit onto the A273 towards Burgess Hill. From here, just follow London Road straight through Burgess Hill and onto Hassocks. Cross the Stone Pound Cross Road traffic lights, and the Beacon is on your left immediately after the garden centre.

By Train: Hassocks station is situated on the main London-Brighton line. A regular service is provided by both Southern and Thameslink. The Beacon itself is a ten minute walk. Upon leaving the station’s ticket hall, turn right and follow the road until you come to the Stone Pound Cross Roads. Here, go left and follow the road past the garden centre. The Beacon is immediately on your left.

Jess Ziu
Ziu in action against Hashtag United

Team News…

Paul Konchesky opted to test out the Club’s WSL Academy U21s side in their most recent outing against Hashtag United earlier this week. However, it is expected that first-team players will be involved again this weekend. 

Jess Ziu got her first minutes of pre-season in the defeat to the Tags, and it’s likely that she will see more action at The Beacon. 

New signings Viviane Asseyi and Thea Kyvåg watched the defeat to Hashtag United from the stands, and it’s not yet known whether they will see minutes against Lewes. 


The Opposition… 

Lewes are the only club in the world who pay their men and women an equal wage, earning them the moniker of Equality FC.

The Club finished in eight place in the Championship last season, firmly safe from relegation, but also comfortably behind the top four. 

Ahead of the upcoming season, Lewes have strengthened by bringing in six new players, including Amber Stobbs, who previously turned out for the Irons in the 2017-18 season. 

The Hammers played Lewes in a pre-season friendly match last season, with Claudia Walker scoring a double as the two sides drew at the Dripping Pan. 


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