It’s a football family affair for Hannahs and their sisters

Hannah and Danni Lane, of Worthing Minors, and Rachel and Hannah Johnson, of Abbey Rangers

Hannah Lane (left) is the extrovert but happy for sister Danni to be in the limelight. Rachel Johnson continues to bag the goals for Abbey, but Hannah is making a big impression (Photos: Neville Dalton/Sent Her Forward)

They talk about the football family, but you’ll be hard-pushed to beat the kinship on show at Worthing Minors’ crunch clash with Abbey Rangers towards the end of last season.

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Worthing on the brink after Minors gain revenge against title rivals

Worthing Minors (Langridge, Hodgson, Bridge 2, Lane) 5-1 Seahaven Harriers (Smith)

Action from Worthing Minors v Seahaven Harriers, April 12 2015

It took Worthing some time, but they finally made their extra player count against Seahaven

Worthing Minors moved to within potentially a point of the South East Counties Division One West championship with a dismissive victory over their big rivals for the title. Continue reading

Adur can finally celebrate as they clinch title in style

Adur Athletic 3-1 Rottingdean Village

Adur Athletic celebrate winning the SCWGFL Women's Division May 18 2014

Adur came from behind to secure the win that guaranteed them the league title

In the end, most people would agree, justice was done.

Adur Athletic, who had been four minutes away from the women’s league title, their opponents reduced to eight players by injury and red cards, only for the match to be controversially abandoned, triumphed in the replayed game. Continue reading

Injury turns incident-packed title decider into an anti-climax

Adur Athletic 4-3 Rottingdean Village (match abandoned after 86 minutes)

Ambulance crew tend to an injury during the match between Adur Athletic and Rottingdean Village May 4 2014

The players were not allowed to warm-up on the pitch before the game – which ended with an ambulance being driven on it

It was to be the Sussex County Women’s League title decider. Instead, an extraordinary match between two local rivals ended in chaos and confusion, with the destiny of the championship now in danger of being decided by a committee.

Adur, who needed just a draw to clinch the trophy, had taken a 4-3 lead in a feisty roller-coaster of a game that featured two sendings-off, three yellow cards and regular lectures at the dug-outs, when Rottingdean’s captain, Kayleigh Norris, suffered a bad injury, just seconds from the end of normal time. Continue reading

Six-goal salvo takes Chichester into uncharted FA Cup territory

Round-up of today’s action

Action from Enfield Town v Chichester City, Feb 2 2014 (Photo: Kevin Richards)

Chichester cruised to a comfortable victory against their former SE Combination rivals (Photo: Kevin Richards)

Chichester took out weeks of frustrating inaction on their unfortunate opponents as they swept into the third round of the FA Cup for the first time at the expense of Enfield Town. Continue reading