Big defeat feels like a victory for Wivelsfield

Wivelsfield Green 2 (J Gardiner 2) Brighton 9 (Potkins, Blackie 3, Baker-Carroll 3, Perry, Hughes OG)

Jade Gardiner scores for Wivelsfield Green against Brighton Oct 19 2014 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Jade Gardiner shocked Brighton by putting Wivelsfield into the lead before grabbing a second late on (Photo: Dave Burt)

The players and officials of Wivelsfield Green were divided before kick-off, not only between the optimists and pessimists, but also in their own minds.

When you’re playing one of the best teams in the women’s winter game, do you embrace the occasion and try to enjoy it or do you dread every second of the build-up, fretting about what a double-figures defeat might do to confidence and club spirit?

It took precisely four minutes for everyone connected with the Haywards Heath club to decide. Continue reading

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Sent Her Forward’s New Year Honours – Part Two

Action from Sussex County FA's match versus RAF

The South East is a goldmine of top-quality women footballers (Photo: Sussex County FA)

Welcome to the second part of this blog’s mission to provide some sort of reward – albeit without a physical trophy – for the effort, endeavour, skill and dedication shown by women footballers in the South East.

Part one can be seen here. Continue reading

Chichester Reserves extend their lead

Chichester City Res 4-0 Wivelsfield Green LFC

SE Counties Women’s League Division One West

November 24 2013

Action from Chichester C Reserves v Wivelsfield Green LFC Nov 24 2013Chichester cemented their place at the top of Division One West with an emphatic and deserved victory over closest rivals Wivelsfield.

The Greens’ surge up the table has been unstoppable, and high-flying Wivi – who themselves led the league until a few weeks ago – were unable to halt the momentum that takes the league leaders 10 points clear. Continue reading