Dalton’s dream teams: A few of my favourite things

A walk down Memory Lane as Sent Her Forward recalls some of the finest players I’ve had the privilege of watching

Wivelsfield Green's Leigh Farley gets in a tackle during their match against Bexhill United Reserves March 30 2014 Photo: Dave Burt

Leigh Farley scored the first goal I ever saw live in women’s football – but she did far more than that (Photo: Dave Burt)

It’s almost seven years since I began watching women’s football – and nearly six since I started reporting on it on Sent Her Forward.

Time for a list or two, I think. Continue reading

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Saltdean ‘rain’ supreme in battle of the FA Cup virgins

Henna Butcher and Emma Derham in action for Saltdean United and Cowfold, August 26 2018 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Henna Butcher put Saltdean ahead (Photo: Simon Roe)

Saltdean United 4 (2) (Butcher 10; Sands 30, 85; Evans 81)
Steyning Town 1 (0) (Donno 63)

Two FA Cup debutants exemplified the ethos of the competition with an entertaining match, played in the best of spirits, in dreadful conditions at rain-lashed Saltdean. Continue reading

Sands floors Worthing as county league welcomes Super League star

Action from Worthing United v Saltdean United, October 15 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing United 1 (E Chrimes 37)
Saltdean United 5 (Sands 28, 42, 71; Evans 39; Young 90+2)

Less than five months ago Charlotte Young was helping Brighton to their best result in the spring series of the Women’s Super League. Today she was parading her skills among the young (and not so young) hopefuls of the Sussex County League, light years away from where she has become used to playing her football. Continue reading

Five-star Sands set to make an impact in Sussex League

Action from Saltdean United v Eastbourne, Aug 13 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Saltdean United 5 (Sands 3, 29, 55, 56, 82)
Eastbourne 0

The early signs suggest the standard in the Sussex County League this season is going to be pretty high.

With almost double the number of sides compared with last year – including some exciting new teams – competition is set to be fierce at the upper end of the Women’s Division. Continue reading