It is with regret – though also some relief – that I am calling it a day and closing down Sent Her Forward. Continue reading
New Sussex FA Women’s manager Kim Stenning has selected an exciting blend of youth and experience for the county representative team’s first match since re-forming.
Stenning, who was appointed in the summer following a season without a representative team when the county FA could not recruit a manager, has selected seven players from her current club, Brighton, who are top of the Premier League.
She has also chosen five each from Lewes – for whom she has also played – and Chichester City for the match against Middlesex FA at Uxbridge next week. Continue reading
Last week, less than 48 hours after making a 150-mile round-trip to play for West Ham in a cup tie against lower-league opposition in the depths of Sussex, arriving home again just before midnight before getting up for work at 5.30am, Stacey Little was involved in a car accident. Continue reading
West Ham United became the second Premier League club in a week to lose their captain when Stacey Little and almost half the team walked out after a clash with manager Marc Nurse. Continue reading
A round-up of the weekend’s women’s football action
- Rottingdean Village beat Abbey Rangers in nine-goal thriller
- First win for Lancing
- Five-star Parkwood continue soaraway start
- Double delight for Anchorians’ sides
- Cardiff beat Charlton again
- Buoyant Brighton hit seven
- Lewes and Gillingham advance in Plate
- AFC Wimbledon drop first points
- Sussex County League down to six after Henfield pull out
Crawley Wasps Reserves 2 (O’Hagan 63, 69) Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield 1 (J Gardiner 70)
At grassroots level, the loss of a key player can have a massive effect. Squads tend not to be all that large – and even if they are, assembling a competitive XI – let alone a full bench of substitutes – can prove elusive. Continue reading
News in brief after an eventful week and ahead of another hectic schedule of fixtures
West Ham serve up goal feast for big Burgess Hill crowd
Burgess Hill bowed out of the Ryman Cup after being given a glimpse of what life is like at a higher level in the women’s football pyramid – but they were far from disgraced.
In front of a crowd of 277, the South East Counties Premier Division side lost 8-0 to a strong West Ham United side featuring a number of players who figure regularly in their Premier League team, including India international goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan and captain Stacey Little. Continue reading