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