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The FA to introduce 12 new youth football rules

The FA is set to introduce 12 new rules to youth football, which includes no slide tackling, no shouting from spectators and teams being allowed an extra player on the pitch if they trail by four goals.
Alex Parsons in one of his final Rocks appearances, at Chelmsford / Picture by Tommy McMillan

It's a new Rocks blow as Parsons leaves

Alex Parsons has left Bognor - but could still return to play for them in an emergency.
Chi City Ladies celebrate beating Pompey

Chichester ladies delight in getting the better of Pompey

Chichester City Ladies got the better of Pompey with a hard-fought 3-2 victory in front of a packed house at Oaklands Park.

Chi City Youth under-15s

Vallis leads victory charge as Chi City lads hit nine

Chi City Youth under-15s dominated their derby at Whyke from start to finish with James Vallis scoring within five minutes after a great Will Glanville cross.

Hollie Wride drives forward at Lewes

City stun Lewes - then have to hang on

Chichester battled for a hard-fought FA WPL Premier South point at the Dripping Pan as Lewes came from two goals behind to take a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Action from Pagham's visit to Broadbridge Heath / Picture by Carol Davidson

Lions nick win at Heath - but are lanced by Lancers

Pagham took all three points from their SCFL premier visit to Broadbridge Heath, snatching the winner through sub Scott Murfin in the final minute when they looked to be hanging on for a point.

Sidlesham in action at Ferring / Picture by Derek Martin

Sids win at Ferring but Bosham’s bogey team strike

Sidlesham won on the road - but Bosham lost to their bogey team. Here are the latest reports from our local SCFL division-two teams.

Midhurst in recent FA Vase action / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Midhurst sink Seaford ... Selsey can’t go extra Mile

Buoyant Midhurst beat Seaford 1-0 in blustery conditions at The Crouch.

Lorenzo Dolcetti pulled the strings for City against Horsham YMCA / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Herbert strikes but Chi can’t force win against YMCA

In their first game after chairman Brent Williams’ departure, Chichester City lost top spot with a below-par performance in front of a large crowd on Non-League Day, drawing 1-1 with Horsham YMCA.

Chochester Ladies celebrate a goal at Swindon

Swindon give City ladies a scare in 11-goal thriller

Chichester City Ladies survived a real scare as Swindon almost completed a remarkable comeback only to concede late on to enable the green army to come away with the three points at Cinder Lane in an amazing FA WPL Premier South match that finished 7-4.

Action from the East Dean-Stedham game

Petworth take Hart... Dean not so Sted-y... Colts are beaten

Petworth, Stedham and AFC Southbourne were among the winners in the latest round of West Sussex League games - with Harting, East Dean and Felpham Colts on the receiving end.

Raff Santos helps Sidlesham to victory over Jarvis Brook / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bosham storm the Villa... Sids do it by the book to beat Brook

It was a good week for our two local SCFL division-two sides.

Midhurst in recent FA Vase action / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Relief for Stags... up and down week for Blues

Midhurst notched their first home win of the season - but it was a mixed week for Selsey.

Action from Arundel's visit to Nyetimber Lane / Picture by Paul Davidson

Mullets hook points at Pagham - the Lions make Wick wilt

The Mullets hooked all three points at Nyetimber Lane with a 2-1 SCFL premier win over hosts Pagham.

Chichester in action at Littlehampton / Picture by Derek Martin

Chichester City are back on top - but chairman leaves

A Scott Jones double against Littlehampton helped Chichester City to a 3-0 win that took them back to the top of the SCFL premier division.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Rumour mill: Arsenal to sell Ozil in January? Liverpool chasing Championship midfielder?

Sanchez set for PSG?
Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley. Picture by Johnston Press

Rumour mill: Bilic buys himself time with late win; Koeman's job hanging by a thread

Equity firm could be set to approach Newcastle?

Chi City Ladies celebrate opening the scoring v Lewes

Lewes loss leaves City ladies deflated

Chichester City were frustrated to suffer a 2-1 home defeat to Sussex rivals Lewes in the FA WPL Premier South.

Kristian Campbell tries a shot against Gloucester / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: Chance of Cup classic is a nice Rocks diversion

It’s not often a draw feels like a defeat but Saturday’s 2-2 draw versus Gloucester certainly felt like that, writes Ian Guppy.

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