Long leads by example to keep Phoenix rising

Action from Worthing v Phoenix Sports, Oct 7 2018 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)Worthing (0) 0
Phoenix Sports (0) 2 (C Long 50; Necker 56)

Premier Division newcomers Phoenix Sports blunted Worthing’s bright start to the season with a fully deserved victory at Woodside Road, enabling them to leapfrog their opponents in the South East Counties Women’s Football League. 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

I had a few weeks off from football, but baby, look at me now!

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Composite image of Steph Carter, of Worthing LFC, and Sarah Wiltshire, with her baby, Alexa-Rose (Photos: Worthing LFC/Sarah Wiltshire)

Worthing’s Steph Carter and Wales international Sarah Wiltshire both returned to football within weeks of giving birth (Photos: Worthing LFC/Sarah Wiltshire)

Less than three months ago Worthing defender Steph Carter was having her first baby and Yeovil Town striker Sarah Wiltshire was preparing for a similar event which at the time was still a couple of months away. Continue reading

Worthing eye trophy treble after reaching another cup final

Action from Worthing v Crawley Wasps Reserves, March 12 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

There was little between two sides from different leagues as Worthing showed they were ready for the Premier Division

Worthing 1 (Worsfold 54)
Crawley Wasps Reserves 0

Worthing shook off their cup hangover to reach their second final of the season with a clinical, if unspectacular, victory over Crawley Wasps Reserves. Continue reading

Rampant Worthing retain Sussex Trophy in style

The triumphant Worthing side, March 9 2017 (Photo: Simon Roe)

Worthing thoroughly deserved to retain the Sussex FA Challenge Trophy after a sensational first half against Lancing (Photo: Simon Roe)

Sussex FA Challenge Trophy final

Worthing 6 (Langridge 18, 35; Robinson 33, 90+4; Whitcomb 45; Ward 90+3)
Lancing 1 (Humphrey pen 89)

Classy Worthing put on a footballing super show to brush aside their lower-league neighbours and retain the Sussex FA Trophy with ease. 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

Holders Worthing taken all the way by Oakwood’s teenagers

Action from Oakwood v Worthing, Nov 27 2016 (Photos: Sent her Forward)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