Saltdean ‘rain’ supreme in battle of the FA Cup virgins

Henna Butcher and Emma Derham in action for Saltdean United and Cowfold, August 26 2018 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Henna Butcher put Saltdean ahead (Photo: Simon Roe)

Saltdean United 4 (2) (Butcher 10; Sands 30, 85; Evans 81)
Steyning Town 1 (0) (Donno 63)

Two FA Cup debutants exemplified the ethos of the competition with an entertaining match, played in the best of spirits, in dreadful conditions at rain-lashed Saltdean. Continue reading

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Five-star Wasps make immediate impact in National League

Faye Rabson in action for Crawley Wasps v Ipswich Town, August 19 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Faye Rabson scored two and made two as Crawley Wasps made an immediate impact on the National League

Crawley Wasps 5 (3) (Fleischman 7; Rabson 29, 59; Heather 42, 62)
Ipswich Town 1 (1) (Crump 39)

Newly promoted Crawley Wasps took to their new division like ducks to water, hammering what was one of the league’s best teams last year in their FA Women’s National League bow. Continue reading

Chichester spirit pleases new manager as they hold their own against Spurs

Megan Wynne and Helen Ogle in action for Spurs and Chichester City respectively at Oaklands Park, Chichester, August 12 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Chichester City 2 (0) (Ogle 49; Lewry 68)
Tottenham Hotspur 4 (3) (Baptiste 14; Wynne 30; Dean 38, 84)

Chichester City and Spurs largely got what they were looking for from an entertaining, no-holds-barred pre-season friendly that offered both teams plenty of promise for the new campaigns in their respective newly designated divisions. Continue reading