Hammers feel the heat at the Pan as Lewes hit seven

Lewes celebrate a goal against West Ham (Photo: James Boyes)

Rachel Palmer helped turn the tide with two goals in 13 minutes (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 7 (Lane 20, 59; Palmer 30, 43; Stenning 37, 66; Newton 48)
West Ham United 2 (Bottom 11; Locke 15)

Lewes made a dream start to the new Premier League season, coming from 2-0 down to thrash West Ham and spoil James Marrs’ first competitive game at the helm of the ambitious London club. Continue reading


Marrs back in the Premier League with West Ham

James Marrs as manager of Gillingham and Brighton (Photos: Julian Hart/Sent Her Forward)

From Gillingham to Brighton, Marrs enjoyed success with a style that is bound to go down well with the West Ham faithful (Photos: Julian Hart/Sent Her Forward)

James Marrs has bounced back into management three months after his stunning departure from Premier League champions Brighton.

Marrs is the new boss of West Ham United, who see the talented coach as the man to take them into the Super League – a feat Marrs effectively achieved with his previous club before his sacking just weeks ahead of the play-off final that clinched their promotion. Continue reading

Brighton’s Super League dream in jeopardy as top trio leave

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Jay Blackie, Charlotte Gurr and Deanna Cooper playjing for Brighton (Photos: James Boyes/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Jay Blackie, Charlotte Gurr and Deanna Cooper have all left Brighton following the dismissals of James Marrs and Tracy Doe (Photos: James Boyes, Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton’s Super League hopes have been plunged into chaos after three key players left in the fallout following the sackings of head coach James Marrs, his assistant Lee Hayes and now the head of the club’s entire women and girls section, Tracy Doe. Continue reading

Brighton sack Marrs on eve of Super League play-off

James Marrs (March 1 2015) (Copyright: Neville Dalton/Sent Her Forward)

James Marrs has won the County Cup twice and finished second and first in the Premier League Southern in his two years at Brighton

Premier League champions Brighton have sacked the management team who led them to the title, just weeks before the biggest match in their history.

Head coach James Marrs has been dismissed for alleged disciplinary breaches following a complaint made “via” Sussex County Football Association. Continue reading

Brighton finally in control of their own destiny as Marrs makes it third time lucky

Sent Her Forward takes a look at the background to Brighton’s Premier League title success

Brighton celebrate winning the FAW Premier League Southern (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton are deserved Premier League champions – but they haven’t finished yet (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Two years ago James Marrs took his table-topping Gillingham team to Brighton for a crucial end-of-season game that could have all but sealed the Premier League title. Continue reading

Déjà-vu as Brighton stretch lead and Lewes continue to slide

Lewes 0 Brighton 2 (D Cooper 6, Gurr 43)

Charlotte Gurr celebrates a goal as Brighton beat Lewes 2-0 at the Dripping Pan, Sep 23 2015

Charlotte Gurr was on the scoresheet again as she continued her run of form (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

For the second time in a fortnight, Sussex’s big two rivals did battle in the FAW Premier League, and for the second time in a fortnight, Brighton came out on top.

For the second time in a fortnight, Brighton were the sharper and more dominant side, but for the second time in a fortnight, they failed to turn their first-half superiority into goals. Continue reading

Brighton march on as Lewes struggle to unlock Marrs’ mean machine

Brighton elebrate a goal against Lewes, Sep 9 2015 (Photo: James Boyes)

Brighton threatened a hatful in the first half but in the end had to settle for two (Photo: James Boyes)

Brighton 2 (Gurr 3, Taylor 38) Lewes 0

Brighton continued their impressive start to what could prove the toughest Premier League campaign on record with their second 2-0 win in four days – and their fifth clean sheet in as many games. Continue reading