Super League test proves Chichester are not out of their depth

Action from Chichester City v Watford, August 6 2017 (Photo:: John Holden)

Both sides can be satisfied with their performances in a combative friendly (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 0
Watford 2 (Nuttall 41; Cudone 67)

Two teams who, a few months ago were two divisions apart, continued their pre-season journeys in a no-holds-barred clash at Oaklands Park that should leave both managers satisfied with how preparations are progressing. Continue reading

Greenfield quits Chichester on eve of Premier League adventure

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Matt Wright presents Liam Greenfield with a managerial award (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Matt Wright (left) replaces Liam Greenfield, the man who succeeded him as manager two years ago (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Newly promoted Chichester City have lost the manager who led them to the Premier League just a month before their historic first season in the top division begins.

Liam Greenfield, who oversaw just two league defeats in his two seasons in charge, has quit the club for “personal and business reasons”. Continue reading

Chichester celebrating again as youngsters take cup in penalty showdown

Sussex County Women & Girls League Under-16 Cup final

Chichester City under-16s with the League Cup, May 7 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester’s under-16s won the first of two possible trophies just days after the club’s first team won promotion to the Premier League (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 3 (Collighan 1, 64; Robson 73)
Withdean Youth 3 (Collier 14; C Harris 16; Bassett 42)
(After extra-time)
(Chichester City win on pens 3-2)

Chichester City clinched the club’s second trophy in three days when their under-16s won a nerve-jangling penalty shootout against Withdean Youth to take the Sussex County League Cup and give notice of plenty more good times ahead for the ambitious club. Continue reading

Champions Chichester benefit from Greenfield development

Chichester City celebrate winning the FAWPL South West Division 1 title, May 4 2017 (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Chichester City clinched promotion – and the title – in their penultimate game, but they had led the way all season (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

When Matt Wright shocked Chichester City two years ago by revealing he was standing down as manager he said his successor would prove an even better boss and would take his beloved team into the FAW Premier League Southern the following season. Continue reading

Buoyant Chichester win title showdown to close in on Premier League dream

Action from Chichester City v Plymouth Argyle, April 9 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Cherelle Khassal was flying in more senses than one during Chichester City’s victory over Plymouth Argyle (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 3 (Wilson-Blakely 14; Khassal 65; Dowdell 90+4)
Plymouth Argyle 0

Chichester City finally put a mathematical gap between them and their only rivals for a place in the Premier League’s top division with a hard-fought victory at Oaklands Park that leaves Plymouth needing snookers to overhaul the buoyant Sussex side. Continue reading

Chichester invest in the élite to join the élite with south-coast academy

Chichester College (Photo: Dave Daniel, Chichester College)

Football is already taught at Chichester College but the academy will provide top facilities for elite-level players (Photo: Dave Daniel, Chichester College)

High-flying Chichester City may be tantalisingly close to the Premier League, but they are building for the future, too, launching a girls’ football academy that is likely to boost their status as one of the top clubs in southern England. 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