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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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

In pictures: some of the weekend highlights around the South

Sent Her Forward photo special

Long Lane Reserves celebrate aftr winning the Kent Divisional Cup, April 27 2015 (Photo: Julie Hoare)

Long Lane Reserves are a win away from a perfect season (Photo: Julie Hoare)

This website is fortunate to be supported by like-minded people keen to help the development of women’s and girls’ football – and that includes photographers, professional and amateur, who are kind enough to allow me to use some of their work to illuminate my reports, features and analyses with their pictures.

Here to help tell the latest news of clubs in the area, is a selection of some of the photos. Continue reading

Another Kent County Cup triumph – but a new dawn for Gillingham

Kent Women’s Cup final: Gillingham 5-3 London Corinthians

Gillingham's victorious Kent Women's Cup-winning side, March 25 2015 (Photo: Kent FA)

Gillingham’s fourth successive County cup triumph is a competition record (Photo: Kent FA)

Gillingham, the biggest women’s club in Kent, won the county cup – as has become their custom – for a record fourth time in a row. But their victory over gallant London Corinthians in last night’s final at Maidstone United heralds the start of a new era rather than an extension of the old. Continue reading

More than pride at stake in East Sussex derby reunion

Sent Her Forward takes a look at the first fixtures of 2015

Action from Lewes v Brighton (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes had a superb end to last season, beating Brighton to finish above them for the first time (Photo: James Boyes)

The new year kicks off with a local derby that might once have featured as much needle as your average Christmas tree. 

Or at least it would if it wasn’t for the weather.
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QPR pay heavy price for Gillingham fixture postponement

QPR celebrate promotion May 4 2014 (Photo: Kevin Richards)

QPR won the South East Combination last season to win promotion to the Premier League (Photo: Kevin Richards)

An administrative oversight by Queens Park Rangers that caused their Premier League game against Gillingham to be postponed in October has proved costly. They have been docked three points by the FAW Premier League for failing to fulfil the fixture.

It’s a high price to pay for what the club said was an oversight in relation to a county FA matter: the only reason the FAWPL became involved was that Rangers’ temporary suspension by the Middlesex FA prevented them playing the game at Gillingham on October 5. Continue reading