Burton Albion Ladies continued their unbeaten start to life in the FA WPL with a 2-1 win over Sporting Khalsa Women.
Goals from Jordan Atkin and a last-minute winner by Charlotte Worth ensured victory in a feisty encounter between the two sides.
There were two changes from the win over Leicester City as Erica Turner and Natasha Rothery were replaced by Georgina Rushton and Aimee Sperry as the latter was called into action early on.
Goalkeeper Sperry had to be alert as Sporting Khalsa came out strongly in the opening 20 minutes. They had several chances to take an early lead, yet couldn’t convert their pressure into goals.
However, Atkin was on hand to relieve the building pressure as she danced her way down the centre of the pitch, but her through ball to Sophie Corden was just over hit.
On the 38th minute, Brewers Ladies took the lead. Atkin got her second of the campaign with a brilliant solo effort. She tricked her way past helpless defenders, before burying it beyond the onrushing 'keeper.
They headed into half-time with a 1-0 lead against Khalsa, who finished third last season.
But tempers flared as the teams re-entered for the second 45. Paris O’Connor found herself on the wrong end of a forceful challenge, while new managers Juan Dopazo Lodeiro and Jack White aired their grievances.
Back on the field, Atkin should have put the team two goals up but her shot was just wide of the post after good play down the wing by Ellie Milsom.
However Sporting Khalsa got themselves back into the game when Sperry and Rushton failed to clear the cross, allowing them back into the game.
Two minutes from time, Burton had a golden opportunity to grab the winner. Jemma Grimadell stepped up to take a free-kick from 20-yards out. The midfielder hit it sweetly, but it rattled off the crossbar.
As Sporting Khalsa scrambled the ball away, it resulted in a corner for Burton with 90 minutes on the clock.
Swung in from the left, it caused confusion in the opposition box and fell to the feet of Worth who smashed it into the back of the net.
The captain and her team-mates wheeled away in celebration after a last gasp winner and the celebrations were mirrored in the dugouts.
Atkin could have sealed it at the very death, however the linesman’s flag denied the striker of her second goal of the game.
After the game, White said: "It was a tough game. We knew that playing Khalsa would be more difficult than Leicester last week just from looking at the league last season so we’re so pleased to come here and get a win in these circumstances."
"[Myself and Jack Peel had] lots and lots of last minute winners when we were at Villa before so to come here and do it, it just seems that we’re continuing.
"We put that down to fitness – we felt it was very important to have someone here that knew their stuff with fitness so that’s why we brought Kane [Darkes] in from Liverpool to work with us and Kane must be so happy today because he’s paying us back already."