Chichester’s trigger-happy young guns fire warning shots to rivals


Jade Widdows scores her first goal against Crawley Wasps, July 31 2016 (Photo: John Holden)

Jade Widdows converted a superb cross with a flying header for her first goal (Photo: John Holden)

Crawley Wasps 1 (Fine 97) Chichester City 7 (Albuery 1, 62, 79; Widdows 5, 7; Foster 56; Cheshire 119)

Two of Sussex’s most ambitious clubs took another step towards the new season in a pre-season friendly with a difference at Ewhurst. Continue reading

Upwardly mobile Dons suggest they can handle the heat at higher level

Lewes players warm up before their friendly against AFC Wimbledon, July 24 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

The match never reached top gear on the hot 3G surface at a very warm Lewes

Lewes 0 AFC Wimbledon 0

Two teams who last season were two divisions apart took their next steps towards readiness for the new campaign in a goalless draw that hopefully produced more insight for the respective managers than it did thrills. Continue reading

Marrs back in the Premier League with West Ham

James Marrs as manager of Gillingham and Brighton (Photos: Julian Hart/Sent Her Forward)

From Gillingham to Brighton, Marrs enjoyed success with a style that is bound to go down well with the West Ham faithful (Photos: Julian Hart/Sent Her Forward)

James Marrs has bounced back into management three months after his stunning departure from Premier League champions Brighton.

Marrs is the new boss of West Ham United, who see the talented coach as the man to take them into the Super League – a feat Marrs effectively achieved with his previous club before his sacking just weeks ahead of the play-off final that clinched their promotion. Continue reading