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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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