Chichester City Ladies preserved their proud unbeaten run on the road with another victory built on solid defence.
The visitors, with the second best defence in the Southern Premier Division having conceded less than a goal a game, kept another clean sheet away to Loughborough Foxes Women, requiring a solitary goal from Molly Clark to claim all three points.
The win leaves Chi in the running at the top of the table ahead of a three-week break in the fixture list.
They will hope to kick on from where they left off when they take their 100 per cent away record to Queens Park Rangers Ladies on Sunday, October 21.
Win number four on the road this season was a hard-earned victory following a tight first-half with Gemma Simmonds, one of three changes to the line-up after the defeat at home to Coventry a fortnight earlier, going close for the visitors with a deft chip in an entertaining first half. Clark also fired a severe warning shot to the hosts of her threat when she hit the bar.
Chi burst out the blocks in the second half and edged their noses in front within two minutes of the restart when Clark tapped home a Jade Widdows’ cross for her fifth of the season.
The hosts were unable to build much momentum towards a comeback with Clark on the break the most likely source of a second goal which never materialised but was not needed.