Battling Gills boost Premier League hopes with win over West Ham

Sent Her Forward round-up

• Top four win in Premier League title race – but a vital victory for one of the relegation battlers
• Forest Green on the brink
• Portsmouth’s Development team go on goal spree as Charlton head for title
• Fulham promotion hopes dented by Carshalton
• South East Counties promotion battle hots up
• Hurstpierpoint rack up 16 goals in latest county league mis-match

Portsmouth celebrate Sarah Kempson's winning goal against Plymouth Argyle, March 29 2015 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Sarah Kempson’s second-half goal kept Portsmouth firmly in the Premier League title race (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Gillingham are celebrating possibly their best week of the season after following up their Kent Women’s Cup triumph with a crucial win over West Ham to boost their chances of avoiding relegation. Continue reading

Charlton in the hunt for league grand slam of trophies

Action from Brighton v Charlton Athletic, March 1 2015 (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

Charlton’s first team could still win the Premier League, while their reserves and development sides are in the running for their respective titles (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Charlton Athletic are in the running for an extraordinary haul of trophies, with all three of their sides in with a chance of league titles or promotion – and with the first team still in four cup competitions. Continue reading

Sister act: training ground accident leads to knockout win for Abbey

Sent Her Forward’s weekend round-up begins with the story of the sisters whose training-ground drama had a big impact on their team’s result on Sunday

Rachel and Hannah Johnson, Abbey Rangers (Copyright: Neville Dalton - not to be used without permission)

Rachel and Hannah Johnson were treated in hospital after suffering suspected concussion in a training ground collision (Copyright: Neville Dalton/Sent Her Forward – not to be used without permission)

Substitute Rachel Johnson proved a knockout for Abbey Rangers as her two second-half goals helped overturn a three-goal deficit and keep the club in the South East Counties League promotion race. Continue reading

Wright and Henry-Evans quit Chichester posts

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Matt Wright and Caroline Henry-Evans (Photo: Darran Stevens)

Matt Wright and Caroline (Caz) Henry-Evans have beeen managers at Chichester City for best part of the last decade (Photo: Darran Stevens)

Chichester City have been hit by a double bombshell after both their first- and second-team managers revealed they are quitting. Continue reading

Late penalty blow hands Lewes youngsters a timely lesson

Lewes Development (Tagg, Tibble) 2-2 Gillingham Reserves (Loosemore, North pen)

Action from Lewes Development v Gillingham Reserves, March 29 2015An injury-time penalty denied Lewes’s second string a second successive league victory after going most of the season without one at all in a game spoilt by the windy conditions at the Convent Field. Continue reading

The 33 minutes that hold the key to Umotong’s World Cup dream

Ini Umotong, of Portsmouth, Photo: Matt Underwood

Ini Umotong has nine games left with Pompey to help her case for a place at the summer World Cup (Photo: Matt Underwood)

Ini Umotong’s World Cup prospects rest largely on what she has already achieved in her brief spell with the Nigeria national squad after being forced to miss her country’s next three crucial qualifying matches because of commitments in England. Continue reading

Another Kent County Cup triumph – but a new dawn for Gillingham

Kent Women’s Cup final: Gillingham 5-3 London Corinthians

Gillingham's victorious Kent Women's Cup-winning side, March 25 2015 (Photo: Kent FA)

Gillingham’s fourth successive County cup triumph is a competition record (Photo: Kent FA)

Gillingham, the biggest women’s club in Kent, won the county cup – as has become their custom – for a record fourth time in a row. But their victory over gallant London Corinthians in last night’s final at Maidstone United heralds the start of a new era rather than an extension of the old. Continue reading