Chichester rue dropped points after stunning comeback rocks Cardiff

Cardiff City score against Chichester City, Nov 19 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester bounced back from two goals down before conceding a late equaliser (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 3 (Lewry 17; Wride 40, 57 pen)
Cardiff City 3 (Evan-Watkins 7; Williams 16; Isaac 74)

Two teams going through testing times showed the sort of spirit and resilience that will undoubtedly see them through as the Cities of Chichester and Cardiff fought out an enthralling 3-3 draw at Oaklands Park. Continue reading

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Youngsters do Sussex proud as Rice’s reign starts with a draw

Action from Sussex FA v Essex FA, November 15 2016 (Photo: Simon Roe)

An absorbing contest ended with honours even at Culver Road (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex FA 3 (Woods 48; Fleischman 76; Pilgrim 79)
Essex FA 3 (Box 44; Fry 60; Clarke 69)

The absence of much of the cream of the county provided an unexpected opportunity for some of the lesser-known, more inexperienced players on the grassroots circuit of Sussex women’s football – and they grabbed it with both hands as they helped the county’s representative side to a 3-3 draw against a strong Essex side. Continue reading

Unconventional Lewes set to build on Agnew’s legacy despite defeat

Lewes celebrate Kelly Newton's goal against Charlton Athletic (Photo: James Boyes)

Charlton had to come from behind after Kelly Newton’s opener for Lewes (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 1 (Newton 28)
Charlton Athletic 2 (Lee 69; Clifford 74)

They celebrated the past and the future at the Dripping Pan today. Both seemed to be in decent nick.  And even the present wasn’t bad. Continue reading

Chelsea in cruise control but Brighton earn respect

Chelsea's Millie Bright and Brighton's Danni Buet in action, November 1 2017 (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Chelsea’s team of superstars were made to work for their victory against second-tier Brighton (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton 0
Chelsea 3 (Kirby 13; Dunn 77; Ji 90+3)

Never has defeat tasted so good. Brighton’s Super League newcomers stood up to the current best team in the land and emerged with dignity and self-respect and the praise of both managers ringing in their ears. Continue reading

Buzzing Wasps withstand Carshalton comeback to stay on course for promotion

Naomi Cole and Faye Rabson celebrate another goal for Crawley Wasps, October 29 2017 (Photo: Crawley Wasps LFC)

Naomi Cole and Faye Rabson scored the goals that keep Wasps three points clear in the London & South East League

Crawley Wasps 3 (Cole 16; Rabson 17, 26)
Carshalton Athletic 0

Crawley Wasps cruised to a seventh successive league victory to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the London and South East Regional League in a campaign where even the occasional defeat could prove costly. Continue reading

Gritty Chichester dent revitalised Lewes’s home record

Action from Lewes v Chichester City, Oct 8 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Charley Wilson-Blakely scored twice but was later forced off with injury (Photo: John Holden)

Lewes 2 (Rutherford 40; Lane 44)
Chichester City 2 (Wilson-Blakely 27, 31)

Chichester City claimed a minor victory after becoming only the second side to take a point off Lewes at their Dripping Pan fortress this season, but it must have felt like a defeat after losing their key player, talisman and top scorer Charley Wilson-Blakely to an injury that looks bound to sideline her for some weeks. Continue reading