Only three minutes after the restart, Lewes had a fourth. Nye was involved once again down the right-hand side, as she set up Simmons for a tap-in. Simmons could have added a fifth for Lewes in the 49th minute, had it not been for brave goalkeeping from De Felice to dive down at the feet of the attacker and claim the ball well.
Mile Oak never caved in and always looked for opportunities to get the ball forward, but Lewes always looked the more likely to score next. They did exactly that in the 57th minute, as Simmons turned provider for Nye who lashed home her second and Lewes’ fifth.
Chalkley would then grab her second of the night and Lewes’ sixth in the 61st minute. Nye, involved once more, found her in acres of space through the middle and she curled in a beautiful shot past De Felice. The game as a contest had long gone, but Mile Oak refused to throw in the towel.
They continued to press and were eventually rewarded for their efforts in the 71st minute. Goffi picked up the ball 35 yards from goal, before unleashing a wonder strike which Moulding could only watch go over her head and into the net. A thoroughly deserved goal for Goffi to restore a bit of parity for Mile Oak.
The joy was short-lived, however, as Nye completed her hat-trick in the 75th minute after a great burst of pace down the right-hand side, before calmly lofting the ball over De Felice. With virtually the last kick of the game, Brown managed to bag a second for Mile Oak as she thundered home a low shot from outside the area. Lewes were utterly dominant throughout but Mile Oak can no doubt take something away from the defeat.
Lewes managers Paul Critchfield and David Sheppard were delighted with their team’s victory: “To pick one or two players of our team out would be wrong, because they’ve all worked hard. Some have had better games than others, but they’re one team and they know that. We’re really happy for them
“When you’ve got pace to burn like our strikers have, and the determination, the goals came. The finishing from our angle was clinical, which is what we work on, but to see it in the flesh is spot on.”