Sian, after an encouraging first-half performance, how disappointing was it to end up losing the game 3-2 deep into stoppage time?

“We are all really disappointed because the FA Cup is a special competition where you always want to do well in. 

“Today’s defeat must be used as something to learn from. 

“We dominated the game in the first-half and took advantage by scoring the two goals.

“Unfortunately we were not able to deal with the fight that they came out with after half-time. 

“It was something we spoke about, but fair play to them because they came out strong and caused us problems.”

How different do you feel the game would have been if we converted our chances during the important moments of the match?

“If we had scored just after they equalised, then potentially it is where we could have steadied the match a bit.

“You have to give credit where it is due and Crawley came out and did a really good job, where they fought through it and took three opportunities really well.” 

What are you going to take from this afternoon going forwards?

“I think we need to work on how we ride the pressure of opposition teams when we are put in situations like today.

“Our football was much better in the first half and we played really attractive football by creating openings that we took.

“It was really exciting to watch, but we have to be able to continue a performance for 90 minutes, not just 45.”

Next week is the County Cup, how important is it now to bounce back in that game after today’s disappointment?

“It is massively important because it is another competition where we want to try and go on a run.

“All of these girls will take the disappointment from today as extra motivation to win next weekend’s cup match so that we can progress into the next stage of the competition.

“I hope we will be in a far better place come next weekend. 

“I think it should be another competitive game and it gives us the opportunity to rectify what happened here this afternoon.”