Albion Women bowed out of the FAWNL Cup following a dramatic 4-3 defeat to Huddersfield Town on Sunday.
The Terriers started the game strongly and created the better chances in the opening 20 minutes of the match.
But it was Albion who took the lead though Simran Jhamat’s spectacular lob from 30 yards out - and after that, their tails were up.
Jannelle Straker then went close with two tremendous efforts, one crashing off the crossbar and the other parried away well by Huddersfield’s keeper.
The visitors finished the half well, though, and Serena Fletcher’s low driven shot got the Terriers back on level terms before Feiruz Abdullahi neatly slotted home to turn the tie around and give them a 2-1 lead at the break.
Huddersfield extended their advantage early in the second period through Aisha Nsangou and, ten minutes later, Feiruz Abdullahi doubled her tally as she rounded Anna Miller to give Huddersfield a commanding advantage with half an hour to go.
The Baggies had to wait until the 83rd minute for a lifeline, and it came from twelve yards - Jhamat earning her brace by calmly converting the penalty.
Fran Orthodoxou set up a dramatic finish - she was the only one to follow in and score the rebound after Steph Weston’s strike cannoned back off the post.
Orthodoxou and Weston both had great stoppage chance opportunities to level the game late on but neither could find the target, and Albion were narrowly beaten.
Albion: Miller; Brown, Green (George 18’), Crackle, Rabjohn (Loydon 62’); Warner (Bennett-Steele 56’), Evans, Orthodoxou, Straker (Weston 56’); Cole, Jhamat.