Crawley still making a game of it in a boys’ world

Action from Crawley Wasps U15 v Cuckfield Cosmos United, Oct 30 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

There were some positive signs in Crawley Wasps’ second defeat of the season to Cuckfield Cosmos United

Crawley Wasps U15 0
Cuckfield Cosmos Utd U15 9 (Montford 9, 22, 49; Lehkyj 15, 69; Field 23, 76; Smibert 43; Crow 56)

It’s nearly two months since Crawley Wasps’ under-15 girls took the plunge and joined a boys’ league in the hope of presenting their talented players with the sort of challenge other girls’ teams were unable to provide. Continue reading

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Wasps teenagers emerge with dignity and respect from historic encounter with boys

Action between Cuckfield Cosmos U15 and Crawley Wasps U15, Sep 11 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Cuckfield Cosmos United U15 6 (Crow 44, 48, 58, 59; Smibert 64, 76)
Crawley Wasps U15 2 (Perry 43; Livingston 69)

It had to happen eventually – but it took a team of boys to do it.

Three years and four months after their last competitive defeat, the 13- and 14-year-old girls of Crawley Wasps finally renewed acquaintance with that losing feeling in a thoroughly entertaining, hard-fought and mutually respectful historic encounter at Cuckfield. Continue reading