Stakes higher than ever as Premier League clubs invest in chance of glory

Chichester City celebrate winning promotion/Lewes promotional pic (Photos: caroline Henry-Evans/James Boyes)

Cbichester City join the Premier League elite where they will be competing against a Lewes side now paying their women the same as their men (Photos: Caroline Henry-Evans/James Boyes)

Love it or fear its consequences, the Super League has ignited a change in women’s domestic football, forcing standards among the genuine challengers in the Premier League to rise inexorably. Continue reading

Roll of Honour 2016/17

Spurs celebrate winning the FAWPL title after beating West Ham United 4-0 at White Hart Lane, April 19 2017 (Photo: Katie Brazier)

Spurs clinched the FAWPL Southern title in one of the last matches ever at White Hart Lane (Photo: Katie Brazier)

Sent Her Forward is delighted to publish a list of winners and runners-up in the region’s top competitions. 

Many congratulations to all those who were successful.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the season. If your club’s trophy is not mentioned, get in touch. Continue reading

Charlton seal clean sweep against Pompey as they tune up for cup finals

Action from Portsmouth v Charlton Athletic, April 2 2017 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Manager Riteesh Mishra wants Charlton to treat every remaining game this season as a cup final (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Portsmouth 0
Charlton Athletic 3 (Sullivan 20; Dixson 24; Graham 79)

Charlton Athletic limbered up for a month of cup finals with a straightforward victory over an enthusiastic and committed – but inexperienced – Portsmouth side who must be sick of the sight of them by now. Continue reading

Rampant Worthing retain Sussex Trophy in style

The triumphant Worthing side, March 9 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Worthing thoroughly deserved to retain the Sussex FA Challenge Trophy after a sensational first half against Lancing (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex FA Challenge Trophy final

Worthing 6 (Langridge 18, 35; Robinson 33, 90+4; Whitcomb 45; Ward 90+3)
Lancing 1 (Humphrey pen 89)

Classy Worthing put on a footballing super show to brush aside their lower-league neighbours and retain the Sussex FA Trophy with ease. Continue reading

Patient Chichester make it nine wins in a row

Chichester City prepare for kick-off against Maidenhead United, Feb 12 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Chichester City 3 (Clark 51; Lewry 62; Wilson-Blakely 84)
Maidenhead United 0

Unbeaten Chichester City continued their relentless march towards the Premier League’s top division with an ultimately convincing 3-0 win over Maidenhead United that barely reflected their dominance. Continue reading

Result almost academic as experienced Worthing win colleges battle

Newman Lewes Academy 0
Worthing College 6 (Tubby 12, 45, 57; Rolf 16; Booker 55; Pursey 59)

In the battle of the Sussex academies, experience won the day as Worthing College, the academic arm of Brighton’s development set-up, swept aside Newman’s, the newest kids on the block, established by East Sussex rivals Lewes last summer. Continue reading