Goal glut reveals gulf between Super League hopefuls and rest of Premier League

Round-up of today’s Premier League action

Action from Portsmouth v Lewes, November 26 2017 (Photo: James Prickett)

Portsmouth gained revenge for their defeat at Lewes earlier in the season (Photo: James Prickett)

The gulf between the ambitious Premier League sides still craving a Super League future and the rest was illustrated emphatically in today’s crazy scores in the league’s Southern division. Continue reading

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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

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

Half the division in with a chance of a tilt at the Super League

Sheffield FC celebrate beating Portsmouth in the FAWPL champions play-off (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Ultimate target: Sheffield FC broke the hearts of Premier League Southern champions Portsmouth with an injury-time win in the Super League play-off (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

After a truly compelling Premier League season, in which once again the title was determined on the final day, the top clubs from the southern winter pyramid are about to go into battle in a campaign that will surely be at least as intensive. Continue reading

Premier League proves its value after door to Super League is opened

Part one of Sent Her Forward’s review of the season – starting with the FAW Premier League

Composite of action featuring Portsmouth, Brighton, Lewes and Gillingham

A season to remember: (clockwise) Portsmouth win the league, Brighton come so close, Gillingham celebrations are rare but Lewes consolidate (Photos: Jordan Hampton/Paul Hazlewood/BHA/Julian Hart/James Boyes)

There’s nothing like a bit of incentive to bring out the best in sportsmen and women. Continue reading

Six-goal Shepherd leads Charlton to another double-figures win

Gemma Shepherd scores the first of her six goals against Plymouth Argyle, May 17 2015 (Photo: Keith Gillard)

Gemma Shepherd has been in brilliant goalscoring form for Charlton (Photo: Keith Gillard)

Charlton Athletic crowned what must surely have been their most magnificent campaign since their heyday with an 11-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle.

The triple cup-winners, who ended the Premier League season in third place, signed off much as they had begun it – with a double-figures victory. Continue reading

Charlton do it again as they claim third cup in three weeks

Charlton Athletic after winning the Capital Cup, May 6 2015 (Photo: Charlton Athletic WFC)

Charlton clinched their third cup in three weeks in a magnificent 26-match unbeaten run (Photo: Charlton Athletic WFC)

Charlton Athletic clinched a trophy treble last night, winning their second cup final in four days.

Their 5-0 Capital Cup victory over West Ham United followed Sunday’s gruelling and nailbiting win in the FAW Premier League Cup final, when they beat Sheffield 4-2 on penalties after 120 goalless minutes of football.

And having won the Ryman Cup last month, Charlton’s caretaker manager, Jeremy Parsons, has now won three cups in as many weeks. Continue reading