They’re in only their second season as an adult team – their first under the Oakwood name – and most of their squad are still eligible to play youth football. Continue reading
Lancing 1 (Cobb 21)
Talented-but-unpredictable Lancing turned party pooper, raining on Oakwood’s victory parade and delaying their title celebrations as they inflicted a first league defeat on the Crawley side. Continue reading
Oakwood 8 (Page 13, 20, 78, 85; Green 15, 18, 48, 90)
Rampant Oakwood hit eight for the second week in a row as they all but clinched the Sussex county league before Christmas with an emphatic demolition of their only realistic rivals for the title. Continue reading
Oakwood 1 (Higham)
Worthing 2 (Worsfold, Chrimes)
High-flying Oakwood finally lost their first competitive match of their second season in adult football when they were denied a Sussex Trophy semi-final spot by a vastly more experienced – but only slightly more deserving – Worthing. Continue reading
Oakwood 2 (Page 42, 90)
Goal-machine Jade Page helped herself to another two opportunist efforts to earn Oakwood a Sussex League Cup victory over their league title rivals Lancing, a week after being held to a draw by the same opponents. Continue reading
Burgess Hill Town 2 (Nash 26; Pollendine 45+2)
Oakwood 3 (Page 12, 38, 87)
The teenagers of Oakwood sent a loud and clear message to women’s football in the South East with a hard-fought Sussex FA Trophy victory over an experienced Burgess Hill Town side that suggests they might become a force in the county. Continue reading
Sussex County Girls Under-16 Cup final: Crawley Town 3-1 Portsmouth
Once again Sussex Women’s and Girls League has come up trumps.
On the league’s showpiece day at The Holbrook Club, Horsham, with eight clubs represented in seven youth cup finals – as well as an under-18 league play-off – two sets of talented teenagers provided a fascinating opener, full of skill, spirit and enterprise – and an unlikely comeback.
Portsmouth, who pass the ball around like they never want to lose it, threatened to annihilate their West Sussex opponents during an opening half an hour in which their single goal – though brilliant – was scant reward for their domination.
And considering the turnaround that followed, they needed to do more to turn their possession and pressure into goals. Continue reading