LEWES Ladies are on a high as they prepare to host the leaders.

Rookettes twice came from behind to win 3-2 at Cardiff thanks to Georgia Bridges’ brave header.

They face Charlton in a six-pointer at the Dripping Pan on Sunday.

Rookettes boss John Donoghue said his team “dug in” and added: “We had to reshape the team a bit due to injuries and availability, yet they found a way to get the win and bring the points home.”

Cori Williams twice put Cardiff ahead but inspirational Lewes skipper Kelly Newton levelled on each occasion.

Bridges headed the 78th-minute winner after a free-kick from fellow substitute Rachel Palmer came back off the crossbar.

Former Albion forward Lisa Fulgence made her first WPL appearance for Lewes and went close to scoring.

Lewes will launch their Unlock The Gate campaign, to mark 100 years of women’s right to vote, on Sunday.

Rookettes, in second place, have 23 points from 11 games, and are four points adrift of Charlton.

l Crawley Wasps extended their unbeaten start to eight matches with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at second-placed AFC Phoenix.

Lauren Callaghan put Wasps ahead on 39 minutes, only for the hosts to equalise immediately after the break.

Paul Walker’s side missed chances in both halves but were also indebted to saves from keeper Frankie Gibbs, some excellent defending and wayward Phoenix shooting.

Wasps won their first seven league matches, beating Phoenix on the opening day, but the Dulwich side had not dropped any points since.