Free-scoring rivals fail to bring their A-games to Sussex stalemate

Action from Burgess Hill Town v Steyning Town, Oct 14 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Burgess Hill Town (0) 1 (Bardea 53)
Steyning Town (1) 1 (Elliott pen 29)

The division’s two highest scorers came together for what promised to be an entertaining goalfest. Continue reading

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Teenagers take adult league by storm

Action from Oakwood v Mole Valley, Sep 9 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Oakwood 3 (1) (Higham  15; Tyler 66, 73)
Mole Valley 6 (1) (Sadler 1; Burns 46, 52, 71; Blunt 47; Zuurmond 90)

Mole Valley made a sensational entrance into adult football with a pulsating 6-3 win at Oakwood on their South East Counties League debut. Continue reading

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

Sussex County League ensures that goals no longer make such a difference

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Jade Gardiner shoots during Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield's game at Crawley Wasps Reserves, Oct 3 2015 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Too many goals are driving out the weaker teams, according to the Sussex County League (Photo: Dave Burt)

The Sussex County League has scrapped goal difference this season, leaving continental-style head-to-head statistics to determine the positions of sides level on points. 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

Georgia bridges the gap as Lewes win first trophy under Donoghue

Lewes celebrate winning the FAWPL Plate, April 23 2017 (Photo: Clive Jones)

The Premier League Plate is Lewes’s first national silverware (Photo: Clive Jones)

  • Lewes beat Huddersfield Town 4-0 to win FAW Premier League Plate
  • Spurs reserves clinch league/cup double after beating Blackburn Rovers 3-1 in extra time in the Reserves League Cup
  • Burgess Hill Town make it a Sussex double as they defeat Cray Valley 2-1 – also after extra time – in the South East Counties Chairman’s Cup final
  • And Parkwood Rangers achieve their own league-and-cup double with a 6-0 League Cup victory over Worthing

Lewes carved their name into Premier League history by winning the league’s Plate competition with a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town – their first national trophy. Continue reading