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

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Rampant Worthing retain Sussex Trophy in style

The triumphant Worthing side, March 9 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Worthing thoroughly deserved to retain the Sussex FA Challenge Trophy after a sensational first half against Lancing (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex FA Challenge Trophy final

Worthing 6 (Langridge 18, 35; Robinson 33, 90+4; Whitcomb 45; Ward 90+3)
Lancing 1 (Humphrey pen 89)

Classy Worthing put on a footballing super show to brush aside their lower-league neighbours and retain the Sussex FA Trophy with ease. Continue reading

Party-poopers Lancing stall Oakwood’s victory march

Action from Lancing v Oakwood, Jan 29 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Lancing are the only team to take points off league leaders Oakwood

Lancing 1 (Cobb 21)
Oakwood 0

Talented-but-unpredictable Lancing turned party pooper, raining on Oakwood’s victory parade and delaying their title celebrations as they inflicted a first league defeat on the Crawley side. Continue reading

Goal-crazy Oakwood on verge of county league title

Action from Oakwood v Lancing, Dec 11 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Oakwood 8 (Page 13, 20, 78, 85; Green 15, 18, 48, 90)
Lancing 0

Rampant Oakwood hit eight for the second week in a row as they all but clinched the Sussex county league before Christmas with an emphatic demolition of their only realistic rivals for the title. Continue reading

Lancing sail into semis after overcoming depleted Wivi’s fighting spirit

Action from Lancing v Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield, Nov 20 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Haywards Heath attacks were considerably more frequent than might have been expected with eight players

Lancing 4 (Akehurst 20, Cobb 24, Gipson 27, Dack 33)
Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield 0

Just when you think the team have hit rock-bottom, that Wivi spirit shines through yet again and they end up surprising probably even themselves. Continue reading

Oakwood show their class as Page double downs Lancing

Lancing's Rhiannon Dack shoots against Oakwood at Storrington FC, Nov 6 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Lancing failed to breach Oakwood’s defence as they were knocked out of the Sussex League Cup

Lancing 0
Oakwood 2 (Page 42, 90)

Goal-machine Jade Page helped herself to another two opportunist efforts to earn Oakwood a Sussex League Cup victory over their league title rivals Lancing, a week after being held to a draw by the same opponents. Continue reading

‘Nice’ Wasps ruthlessly exploit Lancing flaws

Action from Crawley Wasps Reserves v Lancing, SECWL Div 1 West, Sep 6 2015 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Crawley Wasps Reserves 5 (Martin 43, Smith 45+3, Kendall 61, 64 pen, 79) Lancing 1 (Thaxter 39)

Less than 18 months ago Crawley Wasps’ under-18s and their counterparts from Hangleton Rangers played out an entertaining draw on their way to first and second place in the Sussex County girls’ league. Continue reading