Thaxter double keeps Lancing title chase on course

Action beneath a dark sky between AFC Littlehampton and Lancing, Oct 28 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)AFC Littlehampton (0) 0
Lancing (2) 2 (Thaxter 39, 41)

Two defensive howlers cost AFC Littlehampton dear as they surrendered their unbeaten record in a convincing – and perhaps a little painful – defeat to the team they left behind.  Continue reading

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Clinical Stanway shows wasteful Brighton how to finish

Steph Houghton and Kayleigh Green in action during Brighton's game against Manchester City, October 21 2018 (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

City’s biggest win of the season lifted them to second, behind Arsenal, in the FAWSL (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

Brighton (0) 0
Manchester City (2) 6 (Stanway 21, 63, 67; Weir 41; Parris 87; Emslie 90)

Super-slick Manchester City put on a commanding display to keep in touch with runaway leaders Arsenal at the top of the FA Women’s Super League and once again demonstrate to newly elevated Brighton how far they still have to go.

Teenage starlet Georgia Stanway gave Hope Powell’s strikers a lesson in how to finish, clinically dispatching three of her handful of chances while Brighton were left ruing their missed opportunities at the other end which might at least have earned them a more respectable scoreline. Continue reading

Amerena and Newman light the way on a sparkling night for Sussex

Lauren Amerena scores for Sussex Schools U19 v Chichester University, Oct 12 2018 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Lauren Amerena was in magnificent form for Sussex Schools (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex Schools U19 (4) 6 (Amerena 11, 46, 53; Newman 26, 39; Walker 35)
Chichester University (1) 1 (Staple 30)

They call it a schools team, but Sussex’s under-19s are grown up in every sense of the word. 

Fast, skilful, well-organised and strong enough to withstand any sort of challenge – and return with interest – this crop of talented teenagers are going to go far. Continue reading

Long leads by example to keep Phoenix rising

Action from Worthing v Phoenix Sports, Oct 7 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing (0) 0
Phoenix Sports (0) 2 (C Long 50; Necker 56)

Premier Division newcomers Phoenix Sports blunted Worthing’s bright start to the season with a fully deserved victory at Woodside Road, enabling them to leapfrog their opponents in the South East Counties Women’s Football League. Continue reading