Crawley midfielder Verity Thompson-Ford worked tirelessly, breaking up the play and providing the platform for the Wasps attacks.
The game settled into a similar pattern to the first-half where neither team were able to find the final pass to unlock the defence and get a clear chance on goal.
The first real opportunity of the second-half came following a heavy touch from Lewes’s goalkeeper Georgina Smith but she was able to react quickly to block the incoming attacker’s effort.
Lewes responded with an attack of their own. Lucy Barker drove from midfield, working her way past two Crawley players before laying the ball off to Amelia Fogden on the edge of the box.
Fogden’s driving shot was heading for the bottom corner, but Taylor was able to dive to her right to tip it round the post.
It proved to be a pivotal moment.
The winner came in the 75th minute. A cross was swung into the Lewes box where Smith was unable to gather it cleanly. The ball looped up and Bravenboer was the quickest to react to slide the ball into the net.
Lewes pushed for an equaliser, but Crawley held out with Hunton intercepting a late chance as she had done effectively throughout the game.
The full-time whistle brought delirious celebrations as Chester lifted the trophy for Crawley with the unlucky Lewes team watching on.
Crawley Manager Dave Cole was delighted with the performance of his players.
He said: “I said in the interview before the game, these girls deserve something.
“Since I have come in in January, they have worked so hard. I know they have all got a lot of ability and they have brought it together in the last few games.
“Tonight, it’s all about them, they have done well and they deserve it!"