Sudbury Ladies travelled to Haringey Borough on a chilly Sunday afternoon... and ended up on the wrong side of a 2-0 scoreline.
The Sudbury camp felt hard done by following a series of debatable decisions from the officials, including a series of fouls committed against them where opposition players went unpunished.
Sudbury started on the front foot with a long ball from kick off from Sasha Diston out wide to Sophie Jeffery to square across the box for a shot from Charley Roach.
However, her effort was saved by the keeper.
A short corner from Jeffery to Sophie Pink could only make it to the near post for an easy clearance for the Haringey defence.
As the game settled the play was mainly holding up in the middle third of the pitch, but a break from the right hand side for Haringey, with a decent switch over to the left, saw the ball just lifted over the on rushing keeper for the hosts to take the lead on 17 minutes.
Haringey’s second shot of the game came from a quick throw-in, and a defence-splitting pass saw a low shot drilled past Helena Brodie to make it 2-0 six minutes before the break.
A poor and late challenge on Sudbury skipper Diston earned Sudbury another free kick, which Marie Seabrook floated into the box, opnly for the danger to be cleared.
Sudbury’s first clear cut chance came early in the second half.
A free kick on the edge of the box was struck well at the keeper, but she couldn’t hold it and Sudbury could only watch the follow-up by Charley Roach scrambled off the line.
An effort from Kiera Bates swerved narrowly wide of the post.
A late challenge on Emma Squirrel on the edge of the Sudbury area ended her match with 20 minutes to go.
The Haringey defence was split open with a ball from Pink to Jeffery, but Sudbury had to settle for a corner.
From Seabrook’s dead ball deliver, Sudbury felt they should have been awarded a penalty for shirt pulling, but the decision was given the other way.
Helena Brodie then picked up her second yellow card of the game for questioning a referee’s decision - asking why he awarded a corner when the linesman had given a goal kick.
SUDBURY: Helena Brodie, Holly Harrison, Marie Seabrook, Rebecca Thrower, Sophie Pink, Emma Squirrel, Sasha Diston, Skye Ramsey, Sophie Jeffery, Charley Roach, Kayleigh Steed; Subs: Pheobe Guiver, Kiera Batesj, Ana.