Brighton finally in control of their own destiny as Marrs makes it third time lucky

Sent Her Forward takes a look at the background to¬†Brighton’s Premier League title success

Brighton celebrate winning the FAW Premier League Southern (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton are deserved Premier League champions – but they haven’t finished yet (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Two years ago James Marrs took his table-topping Gillingham team to Brighton for a crucial end-of-season game that could have all but sealed the Premier League title. Continue reading

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Brighton back on top as injured pair make long-awaited comebacks

Round-up of the weekend’s women’s football highlights

Portsmouith celebrate a goal against Spurs, Dec 14 2014 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Portsmouth kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 4-1 win over Spurs that extended their unbeaten run to 14 games (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Brighton took advantage of Charlton’s draw at West Ham to go clear at the top of the FAW Premier League, beating Copsewood Coventry 3-0.

But it was not just the result that delighted the Brighton contingent – two of their summer signings made their first starts for the club after long-term injuries, boosting James Marrs’ strong squad still further.

Vicky Ashton-Jones and Danielle Carlton both featured in Coventry, with the latter marking her return with a goal and an assist from trademark free-kicks. Continue reading

Gillingham and Brighton back on FA Cup trail

A look ahead to Sunday’s FA Cup third-round matches

Action from QPR v Gillingham (Girls On The Ball)

Gillingham were made to fight all the way for their FA Cup win at Queens Park Rangers (Photo: Girls on the Ball)

Gillingham renew acquaintances with an old enemy tomorrow with FA Cup revenge on their minds.

The Premier League pacesetters, who have dropped to second during the extended winter lay-off, play Nottingham Forest for the second season in a row, and are still smarting from their cup exit nearly 12 months ago.

The Gills went down 3-2 in last season’s fourth round, bringing their club-record run in the competition to a halt. Continue reading