C&K Basildon Ladies suffered their second defeat of the season as they were seen off by Coventry United.

Therese Addison was able to notch her first goal of the campaign, but it proved not to be enough as the hosts ran out 4-1 winners.

And captain Zoe Rushen insists it is important that Steve Tilson’s side take the positives from the game into their next FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division clash against Gillingham tonight.

Rushen said: “We are disappointed with the result.

“We needed to be better in both boxes, but we competed well and had good spells.

“It is important that we now take the positives into the next game.”

Following a three hour coach journey to Coventry Rugby Club, C&K Basildon enjoyed a promising start.

April Bowers and Angela Addison sent efforts goalwards in the early exchanges, but the home side took the lead against the run of play midway through the half.

A dangerous free kick into the penalty area was headed home by Alison Hall.

A sustained spell of Coventry United pressure followed, with a fine effort fizzing over the crossbar just moments after they had taken the lead.

Hall headed beyond C&K Basildon goalkeeper Nikita Runnacles seven minutes after the break to double the hosts’ lead.

Tilson’s charges got a goal back just past the hour mark as Therese Addison kept her cool following a Rushen through ball to score.

Angela Addison’s appeals for a penalty, after being pulled down, were waved away by the referee and that proved costly as Coventry United restored their two-goal advantage soon after, before the home side wrapped up the scoring after Runnacles had saved a penalty herself.