Akehurst double keeps Worthing United in contention after Sparrows scare

Action from Worthing United v Horsham Sparrows, Jan 7 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing United 3 (Akehurst 27, 62; Thaxter 83)
Horsham Sparrows 1 (Sandle 13)

It was back to the football routine at long last after what felt like an endless winter break for Sussex County League title chasers Worthing United and strugglers Horsham Sparrows, but their respective performances were anything but routine as they eased their way gingerly into the new year. Continue reading

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Sands floors Worthing as county league welcomes Super League star

Action from Worthing United v Saltdean United, October 15 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing United 1 (E Chrimes 37)
Saltdean United 5 (Sands 28, 42, 71; Evans 39; Young 90+2)

Less than five months ago Charlotte Young was helping Brighton to their best result in the spring series of the Women’s Super League. Today she was parading her skills among the young (and not so young) hopefuls of the Sussex County League, light years away from where she has become used to playing her football. Continue reading

Signings from rivals put Worthing United in strong position

View from the new stand of the action between Worthing United and Hassocks, August 20 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing United 2 (Knight 28; E Chrimes 80)
Hassocks 0

Further evidence – if evidence were needed – that county league football in Sussex is going to be a classier affair this season was provided by another of the league’s newcomers today. Continue reading

Wivi team up with Saltdean as young managers seek to inject fresh life into women’s game

Badges of Saltdean United and Worthing UnitedWivi have called it a day. After withdrawing from the South East Counties league midway through last season through a lack of numbers, Haywards Heath and Wivelsfield have decided not to risk re-forming – but their spirit will live on at the heart of a brand new club, Saltdean United Ladies. Continue reading

More home comforts lead Lancing to the brink

Lancing (Cobb, Watson, Thaxter) 3-1 Lewes (French)

Action from Lancing v lewes, March 25 2015

Both sides put on a fine footballing display

Lancing moved to the brink of the Sussex county league title in their first season with a hard-fought victory over Lewes in another fine advert for women’s football in the county. Continue reading

Lancing youngsters pass crucial test

Action from Lancing v Rottingdean Village, Dec 21 2014

Lancing came out on top in a clash of styles against Rottingdean Village

Lancing (Cobb, Longhurst, Thaxter) 3-2 Rottingdean Village (Clark 2)

Lancing lead the Sussex County Women’s League at Christmas, halfway through their very first season as a team. But they would surely admit they still have a lot to learn as they continue their remarkable transition from youth football to adult competition. Continue reading

Fourteen-goal mismatch renews worries over Sussex football future

Lancing 14 (Bashir-Eviston 4, Cobb 2, Tibbs 2, Longhurst 2, Watson, Webley, Pierce, OG) Predators 0

When the bulk of last year’s Hangleton Rangers under-18 side helped manager Jason Downer create Lancing FC’s first ladies’ team they must have been anticipating a tougher challenge in their first foray into women’s football than they encountered on their way to becoming runners-up in last season’s girls’ league.

Their first two weekends as an adult team hasn’t quite worked out that way. Continue reading