Greenfield quits Chichester on eve of Premier League adventure

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Matt Wright presents Liam Greenfield with a managerial award (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Matt Wright (left) replaces Liam Greenfield, the man who succeeded him as manager two years ago (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Newly promoted Chichester City have lost the manager who led them to the Premier League just a month before their historic first season in the top division begins.

Liam Greenfield, who oversaw just two league defeats in his two seasons in charge, has quit the club for “personal and business reasons”. Continue reading

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Champions Chichester benefit from Greenfield development

Chichester City celebrate winning the FAWPL South West Division 1 title, May 4 2017 (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Chichester City clinched promotion – and the title – in their penultimate game, but they had led the way all season (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

When Matt Wright shocked Chichester City two years ago by revealing he was standing down as manager he said his successor would prove an even better boss and would take his beloved team into the FAW Premier League Southern the following season. Continue reading

Ten-goal Chichester win title in style

Chichester City celebrate winning the FAWPL South West Division 1 title, May 4 2017 (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Chichester City have scored 118 goals in 21 league games on their way to the title (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)

Chichester City 10-0 St Nicholas

Chichester City sealed their place in the Premier League Southern with another double-figures victory – their 20th win in 21 league matches in this record-breaking season. Continue reading

Buoyant Chichester win title showdown to close in on Premier League dream

Action from Chichester City v Plymouth Argyle, April 9 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Cherelle Khassal was flying in more senses than one during Chichester City’s victory over Plymouth Argyle (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 3 (Wilson-Blakely 14; Khassal 65; Dowdell 90+4)
Plymouth Argyle 0

Chichester City finally put a mathematical gap between them and their only rivals for a place in the Premier League’s top division with a hard-fought victory at Oaklands Park that leaves Plymouth needing snookers to overhaul the buoyant Sussex side. Continue reading

Patient Chichester make it nine wins in a row

Chichester City prepare for kick-off against Maidenhead United, Feb 12 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Chichester City 3 (Clark 51; Lewry 62; Wilson-Blakely 84)
Maidenhead United 0

Unbeaten Chichester City continued their relentless march towards the Premier League’s top division with an ultimately convincing 3-0 win over Maidenhead United that barely reflected their dominance. Continue reading

Ambitious Chichester City pull off another coup as Wilson joins Green revolution

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Action from Portsmouth v West Ham United, 2014/15 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Wilson scored 16 goals for Portsmouth in her last full Premier League season in 2014/15 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Chichester City have made another stunning capture, adding former Portsmouth striker Charley Wilson-Blakely to a team already bulging with Premier League talent.

The ambitious Premier League South West Division One leaders have transformed their squad – which finished second last season – signing a host of players with Premier League top-flight experience. Continue reading

Classy Chichester hand new girls a lesson in life at the top

Action from Chichester City v Brislington, Sep 18 2016 (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City laid siege to the Brislington defence for much of the match (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 7 (Ambler 7; Khassal 19, 27, 74, 80; Lewry 64, 89)
Brislington 1 (Maggs 50)

Chichester City shrugged off their midweek setback to reassert themselves as justified favourites for promotion to the Premier League’s top tier with an overwhelming win over the division’s newest team. Continue reading