Burgess Hill in the mood for West Ham cup clash

Sent Her Forward rounds up the rest of the weekend action

Action from Crawley Wasps v Aylesford, Sep 27 2015 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Crawley Wasps joined the chasing pack in the London & SE Regional League with a 7-2 win over Aylesford (Photo: Dave Burt)

Burgess Hill warmed up for one of the biggest games in their recent history with their first – proper – league win of the season. Continue reading

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Spurs and Cardiff keep pressure on Brighton

Premier League weekend review

Action from Portsmouth v Brighton, Sep 27 2015 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Brighton managed to kill off Portsmouth’s League Cup hopes for another season with an extra-time win (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage of the absence of league leaders Brighton and reigning champions Portsmouth, who were in cup action, to surge into third place in the Premier League with a revenge victory over C&K Basildon. Continue reading

Goal-happy Worthing the talk of the Town

Tammy Waine at Palatine Park, Worthing (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Worthing Town direector of football Tammy Waine is responsible for the coaching strategy for all the club’s women’s and girls’ teams

After a couple of tough seasons, there are some smiling faces around Worthing’s Palatine Park – and it’s Worthing Town’s ladies’ sides who are putting them there. Continue reading

Injury mars spectacular feast of football as Chichester dent Swindon record

Chichester City 1 (Found pen 48) Swindon Town 1 (Westlake 9)

Actionfrom Chichdester City v Swindon Town, Sep 27 2015 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)How sad that just 10 seconds from the end of probably the best match that I have seen at this level, a serious injury deep into stoppage time should overshadow such a terrific game of football.

The match, between two of the best sides in the Premier League’s South West Division 1 had been played in impeccable spirit, with no quarter given or asked, and with an absolute emphasis on flowing football.

But when Amy Found, Chichester’s influential midfielder, lunged into a challenge in an attempt to break up what would surely have been the last attack of a compelling match, she sent Swindon’s Sarah Uzzell flying, and by the time the substitute came back to earth, she was clearly in desperate pain. Continue reading

Four off as West Ham pip local rivals to kick-start season

Midweek round-up

Action from Swindon Town v Swindon Spitfires, Sep 23 2015 (Photo: James Booth/Your Sport Swindon)

Alice Smith scored a spectacular goal to help Swindon Town to a 9-2 win over their town rivals (Photo: James Booth/Your Sport Swindon)

West Ham United finally got off the mark in the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at C&K Basildon in an ill-tempered match that ended up as a nine-a-side game.

Four players saw red in the second clash in a fortnight between the two near-neighbours, with memories of their earlier encounter, in which West Ham captain Stacey Little saw red, still fresh. Continue reading

Déjà-vu as Brighton stretch lead and Lewes continue to slide

Lewes 0 Brighton 2 (D Cooper 6, Gurr 43)

Charlotte Gurr celebrates a goal as Brighton beat Lewes 2-0 at the Dripping Pan, Sep 23 2015

Charlotte Gurr was on the scoresheet again as she continued her run of form (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

For the second time in a fortnight, Sussex’s big two rivals did battle in the FAW Premier League, and for the second time in a fortnight, Brighton came out on top.

For the second time in a fortnight, Brighton were the sharper and more dominant side, but for the second time in a fortnight, they failed to turn their first-half superiority into goals. Continue reading