Newcomers Varndeanians take the points in gritty display

Action from Burgess Hill Town v AFC Varndeanians, Sep 10 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Burgess Hill Town 1 (Ashby 89)
AFC Varndeanians 2 (Perilli-Gardener 51, 53)

They’re one of Sussex’s newest teams – or maybe they’re not. They’re certainly in a new division. But AFC Varndeanians are certainly not in the mood to play the part of nervous debutants on the bigger stage. Continue reading


Burgess Hill shock champions to crown memorable week

Burgess Hill Town 3 (Wheatley 2; Chapman (pen) 45+4; McFadden 74)
Worthing 2 (Carter 25; Whitcomb 66)

With the league won, promotion secured and another trophy in the cabinet to boot – plus an unexpected bonus cup in the home side’s locker – Burgess Hill Town and Worthing could have been forgiven for playing out a lethargic, meaningless final game of the season. Continue reading

Page three helps Oakwood youngsters cut Burgess Hill down to size

Jade Page scores for Oakwood against Burgess Hill Town, Oct 16 2016 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Jade Page’s hat-trick took her tally for the season to 17 in six games (Photo: Dave Burt)

Burgess Hill Town 2 (Nash 26; Pollendine 45+2)
Oakwood 3 (Page 12, 38, 87)

The teenagers of Oakwood sent a loud and clear message to women’s football in the South East with a hard-fought Sussex FA Trophy victory over an experienced Burgess Hill Town side that suggests they might become a force in the county. Continue reading

Long Lane make light of keeper crisis to move second

Burgess Hill Town 0-3 Long Lane (Johnson 2, Jenkins)

Action from Burgess Hill Town v Long Lane, March 22 2015

Burgess Hill had lost just once in four games before today’s defeat to Long Lane

After the weather and dodgy pitches, injuries and absentees are probably the biggest scourge of grassroots clubs.

They can undermine seasons before they’ve got going and they can disrupt a side’s run of form just as they’re looking good for a tilt at the title. Continue reading

Hill hold their heads high as they bow out to cup holders

Burgess Hill Town 0 Chichester City 6 (Ellis, Ambler, Cheshire 2, Payne, Barron)

The last time Chichester City played a game in the Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup they were the underdogs. But winning that final, at Sussex FA headquarters, to steal Brighton’s county cup crown has changed things.

Chichester are no longer underdogs to anyone. As county cup holders, they are the team to beat – and that means they can expect more thorough examinations, even from clubs way below their level, as they encountered in the first half at Leylands Park. Continue reading