Young guns on target as Brighton ease into Super League mode

Alessia Russo in action for Brighton against Oxford United, Feb 26 2017 (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton have begun life in the WSL’s spring series with successive 1-1 draws (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton 1 (Thomas 32)
Oxford United 1 (Gane 67)

Super League football finally came to Brighton best part of a year after the city’s team of many talents booked their place in the big time – and it looks as though they are there for the long haul. Continue reading

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Charlton class prevails eventually after plucky Wasps sting them into action

Crawley Wasps Reserves 0
Charlton Athletic Reserves 4 (Weller 47; Bunker 59, 63; Ashcroft 74)

Charlton Athletic’s new generation of footballing talent recovered from the shock of being held at half-time by minnows Crawley Wasps Reserves to progress to the semi-finals of the Capital Intermediate Cup – a trophy they are determined not to let go of lightly. Continue reading

Oakwood eye league and cup double as golden generation delivers on promise

Oakwood celebrate clinching the Sussex County League title after beating Horsham Sparrows 5-0, Feb 12 2017 (Photo: Oakwood Ladies FC)

Oakwood won the Sussex county league to earn promotion to the South East regional league (Photo: Oakwood LFC)

They’re in only their second season as an adult team – their first under the Oakwood name – and most of their squad are still eligible to play youth football. Continue reading

Patient Chichester make it nine wins in a row

Chichester City prepare for kick-off against Maidenhead United, Feb 12 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Chichester City 3 (Clark 51; Lewry 62; Wilson-Blakely 84)
Maidenhead United 0

Unbeaten Chichester City continued their relentless march towards the Premier League’s top division with an ultimately convincing 3-0 win over Maidenhead United that barely reflected their dominance. Continue reading

Result almost academic as experienced Worthing win colleges battle

Newman Lewes Academy 0
Worthing College 6 (Tubby 12, 45, 57; Rolf 16; Booker 55; Pursey 59)

In the battle of the Sussex academies, experience won the day as Worthing College, the academic arm of Brighton’s development set-up, swept aside Newman’s, the newest kids on the block, established by East Sussex rivals Lewes last summer. Continue reading

No manager but Brighton look to make their mark on the Super League

Captain Vicky Ashton-Jones lifts the Premier League Championship trophy after Brighton's 4-2 play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion (Photo: Jane Roberts)

Brighton were promoted to Women’s Super League 2 after winning a play-off against northern champions Sporting Club Albion (Photo: Jane Roberts)

Brighton are about to embark on the biggest season in their history without a permanent manager – and yet the new head of the women’s set-up at the Super League’s newest club says she’s unfazed by the prospect. Continue reading

Brighton determined to avoid another Gander Green banana skin

AFC Wimbledon celebrate winning the L&SEWF League title

AFC Wimbledon clinched promotion to the Premier League a year ago this month in an unbeaten campaign

Brighton play their first competitive match as a Super League team when they visit the home of FA Cup giant-killers Sutton United to take on AFC Wimbledon in the women’s version of the tournament on Sunday. Continue reading