Notts County Ladies were defeated 2-1 by their Grimsby Town counterparts at the weekend.
On a difficult pitch, the Magpies were back to full strength but they were left frustrated by a number of refereeing decisions that did not go their way.
Eight yellow cards were dished out on the day – six of them to the County players.
Grimsby edged it in the opening 45 and went in front following a diagonal pass over the Notts backline.
After the break, the Magpies showed plenty of improvements and, 15 minutes into the half, April Bingham cut inside from the left wing to slide the ball inside the near post for the equaliser.
The Mariners stole the points directly from a free-kick just 10 minutes from time, though Notts were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty in the dying stages.
Manager Andrew Eastwood said: “A point a piece would have been a fair result, but it was a bitter pill to swallow after a long day.
“The team have a two-week break to regroup, but I have to say a big thank you to the supporters who travelled, your support was much appreciated.”
The Ladies donned their new pink kit for the first time on Sunday.