CHICHESTER City Ladies will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after suffering their first loss in five games.
Matt Wright’s side have shown themselves more than capable of competing at a higher level after securing promotion to the FA Women’s Premier League.
But a four match unbeaten run in all competitions was brought to a halt on Sunday when second-placed Lewes condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Oaklands Park.
Chi, who sit seventh in the 12 team league, now will seek to put that behind them when they visit bottom side Swindon Town on Sunday (2pm).
Wright’s team will be hoping to get off to as strong a start as they did last weekend, when Chloe Tucker put the Green Army in front. Her effort from a direct free kick flew into the top corner to give Chi a deserved lead.
But they were unable to keep it, conceding just before the break from a sharp Lewes counter attack. The visitors took the lead on the hour mark, after Chi failed to clear a corner.
Try as they might, they just couldn’t find a way back into the tie and, with Lewes growing in confidence, the visitors held firm to come away with the points in the bag.
Chichester will have to regroup again for the trip to Swindon.
Elsewhere, the development squad lost 2-1 away to Crawley Wasps Reserves. Sophie Phelps scored the Chichester goal.