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


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

Trophy hunters Worthing edge cup cracker

Action from Cowfold v Worthing, Jan 22 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

The tie was switched to Worthing’s 3G ;pitch because Cowfold’s was frozen

Cowfold 2 (Weller pen 35; Worsfold OG 68)
Worthing 3 (Langridge 11; Worsfold 40; Robinson pen 43)

Two of the best grassroots teams in the South East put on a cup classic of which the county FA can be extremely proud in their Sussex Challenge Trophy semi-final. Continue reading

Jackson unstoppable as five-star Cowfold gear up for title clash

Action from Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield v Cowfold, Oct 23 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield 0
Cowfold 5 (V Smallman 10; Jordan 36; Jackson 39, 59, 64)

Stacey Jackson grabbed her fourth hat-trick in seven games this season as Cowfold limbered up for next week’s top-of-the-table encounter with Worthing with a straightforward victory over a game, but limited Haywards Heath and Wivelsfield. Continue reading

Aylesford dig deep to maintain FA Cup momentum and swell club coffers

Action from Cowfold v Aylesford, Oct 9 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Aylesford survived a spirited Cowfold recovery to make it through to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup

Cowfold 1 (Dix 58)
Aylesford 2 (Brown 40; Chapman 66)

At the end of a week when the focus has been very much on women’s football finances, today’s round of FA Cup matches brought the pros and cons of running a women’s team into sharp focus. Continue reading

Life’s a pitch as county’s ‘problem’ fixture is called off yet again

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Cowfold recreation ground, where Hurstpierpoint play their home games (Photo taken October 5 2014)

Hurstpierpoint’s pitch at Cowfold recreation ground is having work done on it over the summer

The Sussex County Women’s League, which has featured some of the most exciting – and controversial – incidents of the season, is heading for a suitably chaotic end after the long-awaited return match between Hurstpierpoint and Rottingdean Village was called off.

The game, initially scheduled for February 8 and then March 15, had been delayed pending disciplinary hearings into events during the clubs’ first meeting, on March 8. Continue reading