Lethal Lewes corner queen causes Basildon to buckle

Sian Heather scores Lewes's second goal against C&K Basildon, March 26 2017

C&K Basildon suffered a difficult first half, during which Sian Heather put Lewes 2-0 up, before putting up a brighter performance after the break (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 3 (Bridges 3, 84; Heather 42)
C&K Basildon 0

Lewes ground out a thoroughly satisfying, if unspectacular, victory over mid-table rivals C&K Basildon to keep alive their hopes of a top-half finish in the Premier League. Continue reading

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Brighton breeze to cup triumph but Wasps do themselves justice

Brighton celebrate winning the Sussex FA Cup against Crawley Wasps, March 23 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Brighton won the county cup for the third time in a row and 17th time in the competition’s 23-year history (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex County FA Women’s Cup final

Brighton 5 (Russo 7, 52; Natkiel 9; Somes 12; Olding 88)
Crawley Wasps 1 (Davies 41)

Same teams, different personnel; same result but a world of difference in the performance. Continue reading

Clinical Corinthians put the wind up kamikaze Wasps

Action from Crawley Wasps v London Corinthians, March 19 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Crawley Wasps rued missed chances and slack defending as London Corinthians took the initiative in the fight to finish second

Crawley Wasps 2 (Davies 47; Rabson 88)
London Corinthians 4 (Mansfield 52; Hart 85, 89; Adams 90+3)

Crawley Wasps’ wonderful season hit the buffers in spectacular style as they surrendered their lingering hopes of promotion in a crazy finale of kamikaze defending that may also have cost them the consolation prize. Continue reading

The History Girls: BHASVIC storm to national college cup final

BHASVIC players celebrate their cup victory with manager Joe McTiffen (Photo: Simon Roe)

Both teams were in their first national cup semi-final but it was BHASVIC who were celebrating at the end

BHASVIC 4 (Evans 20; Butcher 25, 70; Ramsauer (pen) 84)
Richard Huish College 0

Who said students find history boring? 

The teenage girls of Sussex’s BHASVIC college wrote their own entry in the history books by reaching the national final of the prestigious Association of Colleges Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over their Somerset counterparts, Richard Huish College. Continue reading

I had a few weeks off from football, but baby, look at me now!

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Composite image of Steph Carter, of Worthing LFC, and Sarah Wiltshire, with her baby, Alexa-Rose (Photos: Worthing LFC/Sarah Wiltshire)

Worthing’s Steph Carter and Wales international Sarah Wiltshire both returned to football within weeks of giving birth (Photos: Worthing LFC/Sarah Wiltshire)

Less than three months ago Worthing defender Steph Carter was having her first baby and Yeovil Town striker Sarah Wiltshire was preparing for a similar event which at the time was still a couple of months away. Continue reading

Worthing eye trophy treble after reaching another cup final

Action from Worthing v Crawley Wasps Reserves, March 12 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

There was little between two sides from different leagues as Worthing showed they were ready for the Premier Division

Worthing 1 (Worsfold 54)
Crawley Wasps Reserves 0

Worthing shook off their cup hangover to reach their second final of the season with a clinical, if unspectacular, victory over Crawley Wasps Reserves. Continue reading

Rampant Worthing retain Sussex Trophy in style

The triumphant Worthing side, March 9 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Worthing thoroughly deserved to retain the Sussex FA Challenge Trophy after a sensational first half against Lancing (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex FA Challenge Trophy final

Worthing 6 (Langridge 18, 35; Robinson 33, 90+4; Whitcomb 45; Ward 90+3)
Lancing 1 (Humphrey pen 89)

Classy Worthing put on a footballing super show to brush aside their lower-league neighbours and retain the Sussex FA Trophy with ease. Continue reading