It’s time to say goodbye to 2013, a year when I’ve watched more women’s football matches than ever before, and welcome to 2014 – when I hope to beat even this past year’s total. Continue reading
Sent Her Forward exclusive interview with Brighton & Hove Albion’s twin wingers
Brighton’s opponents face double trouble for the rest of the season as they line up against the Premier League South club’s first ever footballing twins.
Mollie and Rosie Kmita have signed for Albion from Spurs and made their debuts together in the Premier League South encounter with Portsmouth earlier this month. Continue reading
The run-up to Christmas is invariably hectic – and the final Saturday before the big day especially so.
And when you’ve got a big game 24 hours later, you’d almost have to be a saint to put yourself out to spend a couple of precious hours with people you don’t even know.
But that’s what players and representatives from WPL South leaders Gillingham did yesterday as they gave up their Saturday morning to visit the children’s ward at Medway Maritime Hospital. Continue reading
The bottom-of-the-table clash between Keynsham Town and Chesham was the only WPL South game to survive the weather – and the Buckinghamshire side probably wish they hadn’t bothered making the hectic Christmas weekend journey.
The West Country women climbed off the bottom of the table and sent their opponents there in their place, thanks to a 5-2 win. Continue reading
A look-ahead to the final round of fixtures before Christmas
Lewes have the chance to do the double over high-flying Premier League South rivals Gillingham on Sunday.
The Kent side are unbeaten all season and have dropped only seven points in the league – three of them in their only defeat so far, at the Dripping Pan, just two weeks ago.
It will take an almighty effort for Lewes to repeat the feat at the league leaders, though. The Gills are 13 points and five places above their opponents, though Lewes have a couple of games in hand. Continue reading
Teenage girls with ambitions to further their football and academic careers have an opportunity to bid for a place at a specialist academy.
The Priory School, based in Orpington, south-east London, runs a female football academy in conjunction with Charlton Athletic Community Trust.
Selected girls have the opportunity to study BTEC qualifications in sport as well as A-level and other courses, and to work towards football coaching certificates. Continue reading
Round-up of the weekend action
Parkwood Rangers are right behind them on goal difference after beating fellow challengers Haywards Heath 4-0, as previous leaders Crockenhill paid the price for having no game.
Bexhill led their Kent visitors 1-0 at half-time, thanks to an own goal, but stepped up a gear in the second, with Nicky Pym (2), Laura Bolton and Kiera Chapman all scoring. Continue reading
Its first team overtook previous South West Combination leaders Swindon Town after staging a comeback in wet and windy Newquay to triumph 4-2, leaving them two points clear of their Wiltshire title rivals with a game in hand.
And their reserves – already 11 points clear in SCWL Division One West – made it a weekend to remember with a season-best 8-0 league win to extend the gap between them and second place to 14 points. Continue reading
A look ahead to some of this weekend’s games
Bexhill United and Parkwood Rangers each have a chance to move top of the SECW Premier League on Sunday if they beat Dartford and Haywards Heath respectively.
The pair currently lie third and fourth, level on both points and goal difference, with games in hand over leaders Crockenhill and Haywards Heath.
Parkwood could go top if they win and better Bexhill‘s result, while the East Sussex side would head the table if they win and Parkwood draw or beat the Heath less convincingly. Continue reading
RAF FA 1-2 Sussex FA
Sussex manager Emma Millington celebrated a splendid away win against the RAF and paid tribute to the role played by the county’s top clubs.
Three players dropped out at short notice because of illness, but despite the disruption of having to make late call-ups, her county representative side clinched a well earned Southern Counties Cup victory.
It was Sophie Perry who proved the match-winner, with both goals. Continue reading