Minors heading for the big time after major summer surgery

Emma Chrimes and Kim Hughes in action for Wivelsfield Green against Chichester City (Photo: Darran Stevens)

Emma Chrimes and Kim Hughes (yellow shirts) led the exodus from Wivelsfield Green to Worthing Minors (Photo: Darran Stevens)

They forsook promotion after winning a thrilling championship on the final day because of a player exodus, but Worthing Minors have no doubt that come next May, when they look almost certain to be celebrating another title, this time they will take it as they begin a seemingly inevitable march towards the big time. Continue reading

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Minors a point away from title after Seahaven denied scoring opportunity

Action from Worthing Minors v Seahaven Harriers, April 12 2015

Worthing Minors beat Seahaven Harriers 5-1 last month to cement their place as title favourites

The magnificent battle for the South East Counties Division One West title has gone right to the final day, with Worthing Minors needing just a draw to clinch the championship.

Minors, who had led the league all season, were finally overtaken last weekend when they were without a game and rivals Seahaven Harriers were awarded a walkover after a no-show by Adur Athletic. Continue reading

Wivelsfield profit from enterprise of their partners in Chrimes

Wivelsfield Green (Chrimes 2) 2-1 Burgess Hill Town (Wheatley)

Emma Chrimes scores her first goal for Wivelsfield Green against Burgess Hill (Jan 25 2015) Photo: Colin Bowman/Burgess Hill FC

Emma Chrimes’ equaliser for Wivelsfield Green just before half-time shook Burgess Hill (Photo: Colin Bowman)

On a weekend of cup shocks in the men’s game, it should not have come as too much of a surprise that the underdog should triumph in the local derby with “history” at the Hanbury Stadium.

Wivelsfield Green, of the South East Counties Division One West, deservedly beat Burgess Hill, from the Premier Division to make the semi-finals of the League Cup – not that Wivi have had the most arduous journey to the last four, having been given a bye in the first round and a walkover in their second.

But today they had to earn their reward – and they did, with a performance full of fight and commitment, and by creating enough chances to ensure that they could afford a few wayward efforts. Continue reading

Honours even in derby double

Haywards Heath 2nds 2-0 Wivelsfield Green
Wivelsfield Green 5-2 Haywards Heath 2nds

Emma Chrimes in action for Wivelsfield Green (Photo: Dave Burt)

Emma Chrimes was outstanding for Wivelsfield but could not find the net (Photo: Dave Burt)

What a difference a game makes. The spoils were shared in the double-header between two local rivals in challenging conditions, each winning one of the matches.

Haywards Heath were fairly consistent throughout the two games, their success based on a solid defence and the twin attacking threat of Katie Harding and Keeley Wheatley.

Contrastingly, Wivelsfield went from one extreme to the other, wasting the first half of the opening encounter as they struggled to get to grips with the blustery conditions and artificial surface, but then building on the confidence that flooded back as they played their more familiar passing game. Continue reading

Unstoppable Chichester march towards title

Wivelsfield Green 1 Chichester City Reserves 7

Action from Wivelsfield Green v Chichester city Reserves, Feb 16 2014 Photo: Dave Burt

Chichester ruthlessly exploited Wivelsfield’s depleted side (Photo: Dave Burt)

Chichester continued their relentless march to the Premier Division with an emphatic 7-1 victory over a ring-rusty Wivelsfield Green at Chichester College.

The SECWL Division One West front-runners stretched their lead to 19 points – an almost unbridgeable gap, with less than a third of the season still to play.

But the gulf that really showed was the one between their superbly drilled side and the rest of the league.

Wivelsfield, currently third, performed admirably in their first competitive game for two months, and are one of the division’s stand-out sides – after Chichester. Continue reading

Chichester Reserves extend their lead

Chichester City Res 4-0 Wivelsfield Green LFC

SE Counties Women’s League Division One West

November 24 2013

Action from Chichester C Reserves v Wivelsfield Green LFC Nov 24 2013Chichester cemented their place at the top of Division One West with an emphatic and deserved victory over closest rivals Wivelsfield.

The Greens’ surge up the table has been unstoppable, and high-flying Wivi – who themselves led the league until a few weeks ago – were unable to halt the momentum that takes the league leaders 10 points clear. Continue reading