Chelsea’s team of superstars were made to work for their victory against second-tier Brighton (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)
Chelsea 3 (Kirby 13; Dunn 77; Ji 90+3)
Never has defeat tasted so good. Brighton’s Super League newcomers stood up to the current best team in the land and emerged with dignity and self-respect and the praise of both managers ringing in their ears. Continue reading
Brighton 3 (Gibbons 8; Umotong 26; Buet pen 85)
Durham 2 (Hepple 45, 58)
Brighton showed two sides to their character, shrugging off the twin setbacks of surrendering a two-goal lead and having their goalkeeper sent off to clinch a valuable and significant victory over Durham and give new boss Hope Powell a winning start. Continue reading
Ambition mission: Hope Powell wants to manage Brighton in WSL 1 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)
Hope Powell has seen it all before. As England manager for what now seems an unimaginable 15 years, she led the country she once played for to unprecedented heights, twice winning the Cyprus Cup but more significantly, reaching the European Championship final and the World Cup quarter-finals twice, all while helping to knock the neglected England Women’s set-up into shape. Continue reading
Hope Powell is aiming for the top tier of English women’s club football after a successful career as England manager (Photo: Sent Her Forward)
Brighton are targeting WSL 1 football next season before their maiden Super League campaign has really got going.
And it may not be their on-field performances that get them there. Continue reading
Sent Her Forward 2017 preview: Part two – Brighton
Brighton pulled off a coup with the signing of Nigeria international striker Ini Umotong (Photo: Stuart Butcher/BHAFC)
It’s here at last. Brighton finally make their Super League bow, almost 18 months after clinching their place with a play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion after winning the Premier League Southern title.
Brighton won the Premier League Southern and then the play-off for national champions to reach the Super League (Photo: Clive Jones)
Brighton have ended their year-long hunt for a new first-team manager with the appointment of former England boss Hope Powell. Continue reading