Barkworth goal keeps Bexhill on course for double

Round-up of today’s matches across the South East

Lorraine Embleton in action for Aylesford Reserves against London Corinthians Reserves (Photo: brian Embleton)

Lorraine Embleton scored the equaliser that set Aylesford Reserves on the way to a vital win (Photo: Brian Embleton)

Bexhill United moved a step closer to a league-and-cup double after beating Meridian 1-0.

The East Sussex side, who play in the League Cup final later this month, clinched a vital three points, courtesy of a goal from Chantelle Barkworth, to stay in control of their destiny in the South East Counties League Premier Division.

It leaves them three points behind leaders Parkwood Rangers, who won their final fixture of the season, 3-0 at Haywards Heath. But they still have three games to play. Continue reading

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Parkwood return to form to make it a thrilling finale

A look at today’s key games in the South East

Emily Vaughan, Parkwood Rangers Photo: CK Portraits

Emily Vaughan scored twice to help Parkwood to a 5-1 win over Dartford (Photo: CK Portraits)

Parkwood Rangers ensured a nailbiting finale to the South East Counties Premier Division title race after returning to winning ways in style.

After two defeats on the trot, the long-time leaders went back to the top after defeating Dartford 5-1.

Lethal strike pair Emily Vaughan and Millie Main did the damage, lifting Parkwood three points clear of title favourites Bexhill United, who have three games in hand. Continue reading

Last-chance saloon for chasing pair

Sent her Forward’s comprehensive preview of Sunday’s games outside the Premier League

Parkwood Rangers and Aylesford face crunch games this Sunday that will determine whether they stay in the Premier Division title race in the South East Counties Women’s League.

The Kent pair are just behind leaders Bexhill United, who do not have a fixture this weekend, and neither can really afford to lose. Continue reading

FA Cup glory for South East teams

Round-up of weekend FA Cup and league action

Action from QPR v Gillingham (Girls On The Ball)

Gillingham were made to fight all the way for their FA Cup win at Queens Park Rangers (Photo: Girls On The Ball)

Three South East teams are through to the third round of the FA Cup, with two more still to play – but it was touch and go.

Premier League Gillingham and Lewes were both taken to extra-time by their South East Combination opponents, and in the all-Premier clash, Brighton squeezed past Spurs in a thriller at the Withdean.

Gillingham finally saw off Queens Park Rangers 2-1, thanks to a winner from substitute Emma Tune five minutes from the end of extra-time. Continue reading