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Charlton show Chi City Ladies why they’re champs

Natasha Stephens’ 18-yard strike proved a mere consolation for Chichester City as they lost 4-1 to WPL southern-division champions Charlton Athletic.

The Pagham and Selsey veterans / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham and Selsey veterans turn out in honour of Malcolm

There was a fantastic turnout to celebrate the 60th birthday of Malcolm Brown at Pagham FC.

Felpham Colts under-eights at Butlin's

Midhurst and Felpham footballers show off silverware

Young teams from Midhurst and Felpham are among end-of-season trophy winners on the youth football scene.

Action from Chi City Ladies' final home game of the season / Picture by Tommy McMillan

City Ladies end home campaign with Basildon setback

Chichester City were hit late as Zoe Rushen’s solitary goal was enough to see C&K Basildon win 1-0 in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division at Oaklands Park.

Daren Pearce is the new manager of Selsey / Picture by Chris Hatton

Pearce can lean on ex-Brighton boss for Selsey support

New boss Daren Pearce is relishing the challenge of leading Selsey FC into a new era – and he will have the considerable football knowledge of Martin Hinshelwood to call on.

Reserves skipper Mike Gilchrist receives the trophy / Picture by Paul Davidson

Two games in one night for Pagham - and two trophies too

Pagham brought two trophies home to Nyetimber Lane on the same night – although one of them was tinged with controversy!


GALLERY: Pirates are West Sussex champions again!

It's been a long season in the West Sussex Football League - but the end was well worth the wait for Nyetimber Pirates.
Whyke's under-14s - one of numerous successful teams at the club

Whyke teams are United in success

Whyke United FC’s motto is ‘Proud to be United’ – and they certainlyhave been this season.

Chi City Ladies in action against QPR / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Patient Chi City Ladies get better of QPR

Chichester City jumped up to seventh with a convincing 3-0 WPL southern division win over QPR at Oaklands Park.

Sidlesham celebrate a goal as they win at Bosham to finish second in the league / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bosham win on road - but Sidlesham have season’s final say

After their triumph in the SCFL Division 2 Cup final, which they won for the third time in four years, Bosham had two league games left.

Steve Bailey has left as boss of Selsey / Picture by Chris Hatton

Bailey moves on after job well done at Selsey

Steve Bailey has left Selsey – but says the club is in a better state now than when he became manager.

Cup winners - Chichester City / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Chichester and Bosham delighted to add silver to season

It’s turned out to be a season with a silver lining for Chichester City and Bosham.

Pagham and Chi City do battle in the Nyetimber Lane sunshine / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Pagham and City bring season to an agreeable end

Honours finished even as the season ended for Pagham and Chichester City at Nyetimber Lane – the Lions coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw with their near neighbours.

The under-tens of Felpham Colts

Fantastic Felpham footballers have season to cherish

It’s been a season to savour for the young teams at Felpham Colts.

East Dean's award winners

East Dean end season with celebration

East Dean FC ended their season with a in-house match and presentations at Bognor’s Nyewood Lane.

Sunday League football is under threat

Future of Sunday football league looks bleak

The future of Sunday football in the area hangs in the balance as the Chichester & West Sussex Sunday Football League’s troubles continue.


REPORT and PICTURES: Brilliant Bosham win their third league cup in four seasons

An 87th-minute strike by sub Matt Andrews sealed another famous night in the history of Bosham Football Club as they won the SCFL Division Two Challenge Cup for the third time in four years - to leave Rustington heartbroken and their treble hopes dashed.
Steve Bailey has resigned as Selsey boss / Picture by Chris Hatton

Bailey leaves Selsey - Pearce replaces him

Steve Bailey has left his position as Selsey FC manager - and been replaced by Daren Pearce, who makes the move shortly after resigning from neigbours Sidlesham.

Chi Ladies in action against Coventry / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Coventry too strong for City Ladies – again

A second defeat to Coventry United in the space of two weeks – this one a 3-0 loss at Oaklands Park – saw Chichester City slip to eighth place in the WPL southern division.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Chi City beat Pagham for cup-final glory

It was a derby in a cup final - and it was Chichester City who earned bragging rights over Pagham.

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