Extra-time agony for Oakwood as Bexhill United squeeze through

South East Counties Women’s Football League Cup 1st Round

Action from Oakwood v Bexhill United, Nov 4 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Oakwood and Bexhill United are a division apart but it took nearly two hours to separate them

Oakwood (0) 0
Bexhill United (0) 1 (Mitchell 116)

Bexhill United squeezed into the second round of the South East Counties League Cup with a late, late extra-time winner to break plucky Oakwood’s hearts. Continue reading

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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

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

Goal-happy Wasps condemn enterprising Eastbourne to another defeat

Action from Crawley Wasps Reserves v Eastbourne, Sep 30 2018 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Eastbourne gave Wasps a test in the first half but had fewer opportunities in the second (Photo: Dave Burt)

Crawley Wasps Reserves (2) 5 (Woollard 7; O’Hagan 36, 53; Svaikevic 71; Martin 75)
Eastbourne (0) 0

Free-scoring Crawley Wasps’ reserves maintained their phenomenal start to the season with another convincing win that retained both their their five-point lead in the South East Counties Premier Division and their 100% record. Continue reading