Lewes fell short on Wednesday evening at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium as Blackburn Rovers snatched a dramatic, last-minute winner in the last away game of the season.
Scott Booth was looking for a big change in performance from the Crystal Palace defeat in which his side created very little and it’s fair to say he got that.
Ellie Mason was causing a lot of problems in attack and almost found an early goal when she burst forward through the Rovers defence but was denied by a strong stop.
Sophie Whitehouse though was called into action for the first time 20 minutes in following dangerous free-kick delivery which forced her into full stretch at the near-post to turn it away.
Moments later, Mason bombed forward again beating a defender and striking a strong right-footed effort just wide of the mark.
On the half-hour mark, it was another chance, following some great football in the final third, Mason crossed into Mushtaq who teed off Howells but she couldn’t direct it on-target.
Minutes after the restart, probably the biggest chance of the game, again came to the Rooks. Howells produced some great work down the right and crossed into Mason and her resulting effort skimmed off the post.
The second-half for the most part was fairly uneventful with a couple of half-chances including a long-range effort from Mushtaq that was straight into the ‘keeper’s hands.
Lewes kept pushing but it was Rovers who found the all-important goal on the break in the 90th minute which sent Booth’s side to back-to-back defeats.