Ambitious Chichester City pull off another coup as Wilson joins Green revolution

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Action from Portsmouth v West Ham United, 2014/15 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Wilson scored 16 goals for Portsmouth in her last full Premier League season in 2014/15 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Chichester City have made another stunning capture, adding former Portsmouth striker Charley Wilson-Blakely to a team already bulging with Premier League talent.

The ambitious Premier League South West Division One leaders have transformed their squad – which finished second last season – signing a host of players with Premier League top-flight experience. Continue reading

New-look Worthing keep Lewes youngsters at bay

Action from Worthing v Lewes Foundation, Sep 25 2016 (Photo: Sent her Forward)Worthing 4 (Robinson 16, 75; Worsfold 36, 79)
Lewes Foundation 1 (Carter 90)

New badge, new name, new home – and half a new team. But for the side formerly known as Worthing Minors, the outcome was much the same as normal. Continue reading

Classy Chichester hand new girls a lesson in life at the top

Action from Chichester City v Brislington, Sep 18 2016 (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City laid siege to the Brislington defence for much of the match (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 7 (Ambler 7; Khassal 19, 27, 74, 80; Lewry 64, 89)
Brislington 1 (Maggs 50)

Chichester City shrugged off their midweek setback to reassert themselves as justified favourites for promotion to the Premier League’s top tier with an overwhelming win over the division’s newest team. Continue reading

Wasps teenagers emerge with dignity and respect from historic encounter with boys

Action between Cuckfield Cosmos U15 and Crawley Wasps U15, Sep 11 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Cuckfield Cosmos United U15 6 (Crow 44, 48, 58, 59; Smibert 64, 76)
Crawley Wasps U15 2 (Perry 43; Livingston 69)

It had to happen eventually – but it took a team of boys to do it.

Three years and four months after their last competitive defeat, the 13- and 14-year-old girls of Crawley Wasps finally renewed acquaintance with that losing feeling in a thoroughly entertaining, hard-fought and mutually respectful historic encounter at Cuckfield. Continue reading

‘We have to learn to lose’ – why a special team took on a new challenge

Poppy Nicholls, Eleanor Keegan and Chanelle Gainsford, Crawley Wasps U15, Aug 14 2016 (Photo: Dawn Keegan)

Poppy Nicholls, Eleanor Keegan and Chanelle Gainsford express their hopes and fears about their new challenge (Photo: Dawn Keegan)

Crawley Wasps’ all-conquering girls’ team have switched to a boys’ league to experience a new challenge and to continue their football educations, which they believe have stalled because of their superiority over all their female rivals. Continue reading

Watch out, boys – here come the girls!

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Crawley Wasps U15 celebrate a cup win (Photo: Dawn Keegan)

All-conquering Crawley Wasps are ready for another challenge (Photo: Dawn Keegan)

When you can’t stop winning and no girls’ team can live with you, there’s only one thing to do – play the boys. Continue reading