Local Football

Rocks take Needham point ... Lions back to winning ways

Bognor are two points clear in the Ryman premier after goals by Gary Charman and Sami El-Abd earned them a 2-2 draw away to third-placed Needham Market.

Non League
Loulou Robson (right, with Alice Walford)

Loulou makes City ladies football history

History was made at Chichester City Ladies when Loulou Robson made her senior debut. She started with Chichester City girls in their first youth team at under-13 level and has been trained throughout the years by coaches, many of whom are senior ladies players, including Elizabeth Ogden and Emma Alexandre.

It was one-way traffic as Sidlesham hammered Ferring / Picture by Jordan Pettitt

Sids win 12-0 but opponents win praise ... Bosham cup defence ends

Sidlesham were 12-0 (twelve) winners over SCFL division-two whipping boys Ferring, looking to bounce back after last week’s disappointing cup exit to Cowfold.

Kieron Pamment in action for Pagham earlier this season.

Mussels poach Pamment and Shelley from rivals Pagham

Shoreham Football Club have sealed a double swoop for Kieron Pamment and Joe Shelley from Southern Combination League Premier Division rivals Pagham.

Selsey look to take control against Midhurst / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Super Selsey too slick for Midhurst

Selsey’s good run of form continued with a comprehensive 3-1 win at home to Midhurst in SCFL division one.

City press at Wick / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Wick win sets up Chi City for date with leaders

First-half strikes by Scott Jones and Jack Lee and a late Lorenzo Dolcetti goal earned Chichester City their second away win of the week with a 3-0 success at Wick.

Action from Pagham's encounter with Arundel / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham suffer double dose of home misery

It was a tough week in front of their own fans for Pagham as they fell further behind in the race for Southern Combination premier-division honours.

Andy Chick (furthest left) wasted a glorious chance for Wick on Saturday. Picture by Tommy McMillan

Baldwin reserves high praise for rivals Chichester City following defeat

Lee Baldwin believes Wick Football Club were beaten by the team that will go on to be crowned Southern Combination League Premier Division champions on Saturday.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Wick v Chi City... Selsey v Midhurst... Pagham v Arundel

Our photographers were out in force capturing the local Southern Combination League action at the weekend.

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United revive interest in Kroos | Lincoln City heroes receive £5k bonus each | Newcastle United ‘too honest’

Real Madrid are believed to be the latest club interested in luring striker Moussa Dembele away from Celtic Park (The Mirror).

Scott Jones celebrates his goal for Chi City at Wick / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks extend lead ... Chi City win again ... Lions lose out

Bognor marched on at the top of the Ryman premier thanks to second-half goals by Chad Field and James Crane that earned a 2-0 win at Wingate and Finchley.

Non League
Charley Wilson-Blakely has been in fine form for Chi ladies lately

Maidenhead make City ladies work for the win

Chichester City Ladies were made to work for their latest FA Women’s South West Division 1 victory.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Pirates made to fight all way by Angmering

Nyetimber Pirates needed extra-time to seal their spot in round three of this year’s Centenary Cup.

The Blues of Selsey take on Southwick / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Cup heartache for Lions, Bosham and Sids... league joy for Blues and Stags

Pagham suffered Sussex RUR Cup semi-final heartache.

Substitute James Crane celebrates after levelling for Rocks against old rivals Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday. Picture: Tim Hale

Moone could be key for crucial run-in

Rocks boss Jamie Howell hailed the capture of Charlie Moone for his side’s crucial Ryman League Premier Division run-in.

Diego Costa

RUMOUR MILL: Costa to sign five-year Chelsea deal| Neuer dismisses Man City link| Rose snubs China offer| Griezmann has ‘doubts’ over move to Premiership

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ready to pen a new £57million five-year contract after turning down a big-money move to China. (The Sun)

Local 1
Scott Jones was at the double in Chichester's win over Hassocks on Saturday. Picture by Tommy McMillan.

City close the gap on league leaders with win over Hassocks

Chichester City Football Club closed the gap on Southern Combination League Premier Division leaders Shoreham on Saturday.

Local 2
Rocks players celebrate at Harrow Borough last Saturday. Picture: Darren Crisp

Substitute Crane snatches point for Rocks

Substitute James Crane struck five minutes from time as Ryman League Premier Division league leaders Bognor snatched a late point at home to old rivals Dulwich Hamlet this afternoon.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

RUMOUR MILL: | Real Madrid want Courtois or De Gea | Arsenal and Chelsea to battle for Carrasco | Lallana set to pen new deal | Van Dijk to snub Citizens

Thibaut Courtois’ agent is continually attempting to convince Real Madrid to make a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. Real are also eyeing Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea. (Various)

Rocks players celebrate Doug Tucks winner at Harrow Borough on Saturday. Picture by Darren Crisp

Howell pleased with ‘near perfect’ week

Rocks boss Jamie Howell reflected on his side’s four-point haul from two Ryman League Premier Division away battles and said: “I’m pleased with that return.”

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