Chelsea FC Women have collected another three points with a late 2-1 victory at second tier club Lewes in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup this afternoon.
The Blues needed a late Magda Eriksson goal to make sure of the points in gloomy conditions in Sussex.
Chelsea started strongly and took the lead with their first shot on target.
Fran Kirby played in Erin Cuthbert and the Scot prodded the ball home for her first goal of the season.
The home side weren’t affected by that blow and six minutes later, they were level when New Zealand international Katie Rood thumped a long range effort beyond Blues keeper Carly Telford and into the back of the net.
Cuthbert returned the favour and supplied Kirby six minutes before the break but the striker could not get her effort on target.
Chelsea were on top at the start of the second half and Cuthbert and Ramona Bachmann both sent efforts just wide of goal.
Lewes keeper Faye Baker had to be at her best later in the half when she spectacularly denied Guro Reiten.
The Norwegian midfielder’s shot proved to be a warning for what was to come for Lewes and 10 minutes from time, Blues defender Eriksson hit the winner to ensure that her side claimed all three points.
Many members of Chelsea’s multi-national squad will now link up with their respective nations for the upcoming international schedule.