Albion picked up a magnificent 1-1 draw against big guns Chelsea today.

But their supporters were dreaming of something even better for six minutes or so.

The Seagulls defended superbly and went ahead in the 84th minute through Aileen Whelan.

But Chelsea sub Adelina Engman struck from close range to grab her side a point in the first few seconds of added time.

Albion, who lost 4-0 at home to Chelsea last season, are off to a solid start in the Barclays FAWSL with two draws.

This one was certainly hard-earned as they got through a lot of work without the ball in hot, draining conditions.

Most of Chelsea’s chances came in the first half.

Mille Bright ran on to a cleverly scooped return pass from Drew Spence but shot over.

Bethany England angled a low shot narrowly wide of the far post.

And Fliss Gibbons made a great challenge on Erin Cuthbert when the Chelsea player looked set to finish a fine move from close range.

Cuthbert later met Maren Mjelde’s far post cross but was only able to divert the ball over from close range as it bounced right in front of her.

Albion, though, worked hard, were organised and went close right on half-time through Lea Le Garrec from outside the box after Ini Umotong had won the ball back.

The second half was more even and Albion played some really good football at times.

They went ahead following a corner which was initially cleared.

Whelan’s shot from outside the box hit Danielle Kerkdijk on the foot and span up.

The Dutch defender cleverly headed the looping ball for Whelan, who showed great control with her right-foot connection and guided it inside the post.

That put Albion in dreamland but Engman crashed the ball high into the net from close range to turn their fairytale win into just a very good draw.