Brighton emerge from turmoil to realise their Super League dream

Captain Vicky Ashton-Jones lifts the Premier League Championship trophy after Brighton's 4-2 play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion (Photo: Jane Roberts)

Brighton’s play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion takes them to the brink of WSL2 (Photo: Jane Roberts)

They did it. Against all the odds, after the club’s spectacular implosion, and without so many of the personnel who had taken them to the brink of greatness, Brighton’s hardy bunch combined talent with tenacity to win the do-or-die play-off against Sporting Club Albion and all-but secure a place in the Super League. Continue reading

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Brighton finally in control of their own destiny as Marrs makes it third time lucky

Sent Her Forward takes a look at the background to Brighton’s Premier League title success

Brighton celebrate winning the FAW Premier League Southern (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton are deserved Premier League champions – but they haven’t finished yet (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Two years ago James Marrs took his table-topping Gillingham team to Brighton for a crucial end-of-season game that could have all but sealed the Premier League title. Continue reading

Taylor injury takes shine off Kent victory

Sussex FA 0-3 Kent FA

Kent FA players celebrate one of their goals against Sussex FA (Jan 2014) Photo: Sussex County FA

Kent scored three times against previously unbeaten Sussex (Photo: Sussex County FA)

Kent maintained a firm grip on the Southern Counties Cup after beating neighbours Sussex 3-0 in a dramatic game at Lancing that was abandoned five minutes from time after a serious injury to one of the players.

Kent’s Amy Taylor was treated on the pitch by paramedics after suffering a bad leg injury in a collision just a few minutes from the end of a pulsating game.

Referee Paul Barratt ushered both sides from the field and abandoned the match. Continue reading