After a nine game unbeaten run, Lowick’s ambitions were derailed by promotion rivals Tynedale.
The game got off to a ‘cagey’ start with both teams reluctance to push too many players forward and the game mired into a midfield struggle.
Chances were few and far between in the opening 20 minutes but Jenna Kerr and Michelle Stewart had a couple of half chances.
Tynedale opened the scoring after 30 minutes when Vicky Mudd scored from a goal mouth scramble following a corner. There then followed a 10 minutes period when Lowick struggled to contain the opposition strikers and conceded a further two gals to the visitors centre forward Christine Murray.
The Lowick management team were pleased to hear the half-time whistle as it was an opportunity to re-organise in an attempt to “steady the ship”.
The second half got off to the best possible start for Lowick when a through ball from Kirstie Tang saw Stewart sprint through to pull a goal back.
For the next 15 minutes Lowick were in the ascendancy and had a succession of corners resulting in scoring opportunities for Georgia Thompson, Jodine Bolton and Jenny Patterson.
Just when it looked like Lowick were going to drag themselves back into the match Murray struck again to score her third and Tynedale’s fourth goal of the game.
However, Lowick did not sit back and went straight up the other end of the pitch, won a corner and Jodie Robinson was at hand to press the ball home.
In the dying minutes of the match Tynedale scored their fifth goal through Kirstie Wood to finally settle the proceedings.
On Saturday Lowick play another of their promotion rivals in a home fixture against Birtley St Josephs, when they will be hoping for better fortunes.