London City Lionesses, in need of a bounce-back performance, posted a statement win over Lewes F.C. to keep their title hopes alive on Sunday [12 March].
It only took London City six minutes to break the deadlock, as Kyra Carusa stole the ball from Lewes in the penalty area and provided the assist for Sarah Ewens – who looped her effort into the top corner.
The Lionesses doubled their advantage on the 17-minute mark, with Carusa winning a fateful corner on the left side.
Shanade Hopcroft, who has been a constant threat from set-pieces this term, arced her delivery just under the crossbar and directly into the net of Sophie Whitehouse.
Pressure? None felt.
London City produced their best display of the fixture block, with their press the main difference between the sides.
The Lionesses translated their tenacity into their third tally of the afternoon with six minutes left in the half, when Ewens pinched possession and quickly passed to Carusa – who drove her shot into the bottom left corner.
London City limited the visitors to a handful of chances after the break, but were unable to prevent Ellie Mason from scoring a neat header after the second-half dismissal of Lily Agg.
The Lionesses will return to Princes Park at 14:00 next Sunday [19 March] for the visit of title rivals Bristol City. Be there.