Wivi call it a day – but not for ever

Wivelsfield Green's Leigh Farley gets in a tackle during their match against Bexhill United Reserves March 30 2014 Photo: Dave Burt

The picture that epitomises Wivi – former captain Leigh Farley in action for one of the most spirited clubs I have seen (Photo: Dave Burt)

How devastating the irony that on the day that Sent Her Forward celebrates its third birthday I have to report that the team that triggered my love of women’s football has called it a day. Continue reading

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Striker light! Goalkeeper Bash finally gets on score sheet

Helen Bashford in action for Wivelsfield Green v Worthing Town, March 22 2015 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Goalkeeper Helen Bashford enjoyed a little glory at the other end of the pitch after scoring her first goal for Wivelsfield Green (Photo: Dave Burt)

Wivelsfield Green goalkeeper Helen Bashford turned goal-poacher on Sunday when she scored for the first time in her career. Continue reading

Big defeat feels like a victory for Wivelsfield

Wivelsfield Green 2 (J Gardiner 2) Brighton 9 (Potkins, Blackie 3, Baker-Carroll 3, Perry, Hughes OG)

Jade Gardiner scores for Wivelsfield Green against Brighton Oct 19 2014 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Jade Gardiner shocked Brighton by putting Wivelsfield into the lead before grabbing a second late on (Photo: Dave Burt)

The players and officials of Wivelsfield Green were divided before kick-off, not only between the optimists and pessimists, but also in their own minds.

When you’re playing one of the best teams in the women’s winter game, do you embrace the occasion and try to enjoy it or do you dread every second of the build-up, fretting about what a double-figures defeat might do to confidence and club spirit?

It took precisely four minutes for everyone connected with the Haywards Heath club to decide. Continue reading