Quinn and Kempson on target for Pompey
Pompey Ladies picked up their first three-point haul of the season with victory over Lewes at Love Lane.
“But we showed belief, kept plugging away and eventually made the breakthrough with Lucy’s free-kick.
“We never looked like getting beaten, but it was a match that last season would probably have seen us settle for a draw.
Assistant Blues boss Katie Poore said: “It was a really dogged performance and the girls all played well.
And they secured the win just seconds from the end, courtesy of a stunning long-range strike from Sarah Kempson.
The hosts had to be patient, but broke the deadlock when Lucy Quinn curled home a 30-yard free-kick. Currie, BloomfieldSubs not used:
Blakely; Frampton (Taylor 46), Goodall, Rutherford, Bazan; Sievwright, Kempson, Dark (Clark 66); Quinn (O’Callaghan 81), Wilson (c), Hillier Pompey:
“But it’s good to get our first three points on the board and hopefully we can continue to build from here.”
“That’s now been rescinded and we won’t know what will have happened if we’d had all 11 players on the pitch.
“We felt a bit aggrieved when we lost to Cardiff in our first league game because Lucy got an undeserved red card.