Saltdean ‘rain’ supreme in battle of the FA Cup virgins

Henna Butcher and Emma Derham in action for Saltdean United and Cowfold, August 26 2018 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Henna Butcher put Saltdean ahead (Photo: Simon Roe)

Saltdean United 4 (2) (Butcher 10; Sands 30, 85; Evans 81)
Steyning Town 1 (0) (Donno 63)

Two FA Cup debutants exemplified the ethos of the competition with an entertaining match, played in the best of spirits, in dreadful conditions at rain-lashed Saltdean. Continue reading

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Aylesford dig deep to maintain FA Cup momentum and swell club coffers

Action from Cowfold v Aylesford, Oct 9 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Aylesford survived a spirited Cowfold recovery to make it through to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup

Cowfold 1 (Dix 58)
Aylesford 2 (Brown 40; Chapman 66)

At the end of a week when the focus has been very much on women’s football finances, today’s round of FA Cup matches brought the pros and cons of running a women’s team into sharp focus. Continue reading

Lewes youngsters survive a battering to emerge triumphant

Hurstpierpoint 1 (Hale) Lewes 2 (Perkins, Gardner)

Action from Hurstpierpoint v Lewes Oct 5 2014

Hurstpierpoint dominated for long periods but failed to take their chances

Lewes manager Martin Perkins said he wanted his young team to be tested against the better sides in the Sussex County League following their two comfortable opening victories at adult level.

He got his wish at Cowfold when they came up against a team packed with skill and experience, albeit now playing for a brand new club. Continue reading