A late own goal secured an important three points as Crawley Wasps reserves beat Hassocks 4-3 on Sunday to boost their battle against the drop.
The reserves are fighting to stay in the South East Counties League, having been promoted last season, while Hassocks arrived unbeaten in four matches.
Wasps were bright from the off and when Faye Rabson was brought down, Natalie Stephenson converted the penalty.
The visitors equalised but Rabson grabbed a couple of goals before half-time, thanks to Stephenson and Shinih Tuazon, to put her side 3-1 up.
Hassocks pulled it back to 3-3 after a poor start to the second half, but Wasps won it when Rabson’s cross was put into her own net by a defender under Tracey O’Hagan’s pressure.
Wasps Under-15s – playing in a boys league this season after several seasons of unrivalled dominance in their age groups – battled for everything in defeat to Horley Town boys.
Despite the 15-0 scoreline, it was an improvement on the 20-0 reverse suffered against the unbeaten league leaders in December.
The Under-16s also faced the dominant side in their league, Chichester City girls, and lost 3-0. Jodie Barker was the Basepoint player of the match.