Brighton determined to avoid another Gander Green banana skin

AFC Wimbledon celebrate winning the L&SEWF League title

AFC Wimbledon clinched promotion to the Premier League a year ago this month in an unbeaten campaign

Brighton play their first competitive match as a Super League team when they visit the home of FA Cup giant-killers Sutton United to take on AFC Wimbledon in the women’s version of the tournament on Sunday. Continue reading

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Upwardly mobile Dons suggest they can handle the heat at higher level

Lewes players warm up before their friendly against AFC Wimbledon, July 24 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

The match never reached top gear on the hot 3G surface at a very warm Lewes

Lewes 0 AFC Wimbledon 0

Two teams who last season were two divisions apart took their next steps towards readiness for the new campaign in a goalless draw that hopefully produced more insight for the respective managers than it did thrills. Continue reading

Young Wimbledon do the double

AFC Wimbledon celebrate after winning the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy (Photo: Simon Roe)

AFC Wimbledon’s development team celebrated a league and cup double (Photo: Simon Roe)

AFC Wimbledon’s development side collected their second trophy of a highly successful season for the club, defeating Camden Town 3-1 after extra-time in the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy.

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The girls Don good – AFC Wimbledon snatch Carshalton’s crown

Sent Her Forward helps you catch up with the cup, promotion and relegation issues around the South East

AFC Wimbledon celebrate winning the Surrey Women's Cup against Carshalton Athletic, April 16 2015 (Photo: Vicki Lowndes)

Wimbledon won the Surrey Women’s Cup for the first time in 10 years (Photo: Vicki Lowndes)

AFC Wimbledon made it a club double last night, when the first team added the Surrey Women’s Cup to the Greater London Division One title won last month by their development side.

After years of domination of the competition by the likes of Chelsea and Crystal Palace, some new names are being inscribed on the county cup – and after Carshalton Athletic won it last year, it was their turn to watch the victors lift the trophy this time around, following a 3-1 extra-time win for the Dons. Continue reading

Goal-happy Brighton and Pompey head for the top

Round-up of the weekend’s action around the South East

Lucy Quinn scores for Portsmouth v Keynsham Town Sep 14 2014 (Photo: Matt Underwood)

Quinn grabbed her fourth goal of the season in Pompey’s 6-0 win over Keynsham Town (Photo: Matt Underwood)

South Coast Super League hopefuls Brighton and Portsmouth confirmed their credentials with goal-laden victories on Sunday. Continue reading

Barkworth goal keeps Bexhill on course for double

Round-up of today’s matches across the South East

Lorraine Embleton in action for Aylesford Reserves against London Corinthians Reserves (Photo: brian Embleton)

Lorraine Embleton scored the equaliser that set Aylesford Reserves on the way to a vital win (Photo: Brian Embleton)

Bexhill United moved a step closer to a league-and-cup double after beating Meridian 1-0.

The East Sussex side, who play in the League Cup final later this month, clinched a vital three points, courtesy of a goal from Chantelle Barkworth, to stay in control of their destiny in the South East Counties League Premier Division.

It leaves them three points behind leaders Parkwood Rangers, who won their final fixture of the season, 3-0 at Haywards Heath. But they still have three games to play. Continue reading