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

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Free-scoring rivals fail to bring their A-games to Sussex stalemate

Action from Burgess Hill Town v Steyning Town, Oct 14 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Burgess Hill Town (0) 1 (Bardea 53)
Steyning Town (1) 1 (Elliott pen 29)

The division’s two highest scorers came together for what promised to be an entertaining goalfest. 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

Babajide rocks Brighton to lift the mood on Merseyside

Rinsola Babajide being interviewed after Liverpool's win over Brighton, Sep 23 2018

Rinsola Babajide proved to be the match-winner after coming off the bench for Liverpool against Brighton

Brighton (0) 0
Liverpool (0) 1 (Babajide 85)

Substitute Rinsola Babajide broke Brighton’s hearts with a late winner to condemn the FAWSL newcomers to their third successive league defeat in a match they didn’t deserve to lose. Continue reading

Carleton’s magic transforms Lewes fortunes

Lewes celebrate Avilla Bergin's goal against Crystal Palace, Sep 19 2018 (Photo: James Boyes)

Avilla Bergin’s equaliser came moments after Crystal Palace had had a corner (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes (0) 2 (Bergin 48; Moloney 50)
Crystal Palace (1) 1 (Watling 24)

Two moments of magic from Shannon Moloney changed the course of the game as Lewes bounced back from a shaky first half to defeat Crystal Palace and become early joint-leaders of the FAW Championship. Continue reading