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Pagham find it plain sailing against Cowes

Pagham began their home friendly line-up by beating Cowes Sports 4-1.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Rocks get better of Chichester City

It was derby time at Oaklands Park as the Rocks were hosted by Miles Rutherford’s Chichester City.

Non League
Scott Jones has hit the ground running in pre-season / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Chichester cheer as Brockenhurst and Alresford are beaten

An Ellis Martin penalty and a second-half strike from new signing Rob Hutchings helped Chichester City to their first pre-season win – 2-1 the score – in a rearranged friendly with Brockenhurst.

The Rocks won 5-2 in a lively game at Chichester City / Picture by Ian Worden

Five-star Bognor given stern test by Chichester City

Bognor won 5-2 at Chichester City as the local rivals continued their pre-season build-up - but in truth there was little to choose for long spells between two sides separated by three leagues.
Former Bognor defender Tom Broadbent signed for Bristol Rovers earlier today.

Ex-Rocks defender joins Bristol Rovers

Former Bognor defender Tom Broadbent completed a switch to League 1 Bristol Rovers earlier today.

Sergio Aguero.
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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea have ‘serious and strong interest’ in Sergio Aguero | Manchester United consider final £60m offer for Eric Dier | Crystal Palace offer £16m for Calum Chambers | Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez ready to take a pay cut to join Roma | Paris-Saint-Germain planning to trigger Neymar’s £195m release clause | Wojciech Szczesny set to join Juve | Dalbert Henrique confirms Liverpool approach

Chelsea have a ‘serious and strong interest’ in buying Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero
Midhurst in action at Selsey last season / Picture by Kate Shemilt

FA Vase entry is part of Midhurst’s new adventure

It’s been another busy summer for Midhurst and Easebourne FC.

Dele Alli. Picture by Shutterstock

RUMOUR MILL: Barcelona considering move for Dele Alli | Tottenham preparing another push to sign Ross Barkley | Roma to make second bid for Riyad Mahrez | Chelsea told they have one week to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Manchester City closing in on deal for Benjamin Mendy | West Ham hope to complete signing of Marko Arnautovic | Virgil van Dijk could still become a £60m Liverpool signing

Barcelona are considering a move for Tottenham and England star Dele Alli
Chi manager Miles Rutherford / Picture by Chris Hatton

Bulldog spirit wins the night as Chichester hold Salisbury

Steve Claridge has seen most things in football in a playing career that stretches back more than 30 years.

A successful Chi City Ladies team have helped women's football grow in the Chichester area

Women's football centre of excellence to open in Chichester

A high-performance football centre for women is to open at the University of Chichester after proposals were approved by the FA.

Lewes Ladies

Lewes FC become first club to bring pay parity to the men’s and women’s game

Lewes Football Club became the first professional or semi-professional club to pay their women’s team the same as its men’s team.

Sidlesham's under-eights

Junior teams springing up at Sidlesham and Bognor

Two new junior teams have been set up as part of Sidlesham FC’s development plan. The under-eights and under-12s will play in the Arun & Chichester Youth League.

Tiemoue Bakayoko 
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RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United trump Chelsea again after agreeing £35m fee for Bakayoko | Everton’s summer spending spree could go over the £100m mark after £32m Sigurdsson offer | Arsenal lining up third bid of more than £45m for Lemar | Madrid would prefer to sell James to Blues than Red Devils| Pochettino is interested in £10m Estudiantes defender | Ronaldo to remain in Spain | Navas emerges as Newcastle target | Marseille want Dembele

Manchester United trump Chelsea again after agreeing £35m fee for Tiemoue Bakayoko
Ollie Pearce scores for Bognor at Worthing / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks' pre-season programme off to a flyer

Bognor eased to a 4-0 win away to big rivals Worthing in their opening pre-season game.

One of the teams from Saturday's action at Sidlesham / Picture by Derek Martin

It’s a sizzling sixes success at Sidlesham

When you launch a new football tournament, you can never be sure how successful it is going to be.

Pagham won the Peter Bentley Cup last season - will they taste FA Cup glory this time? Picture by Roger Smith

FA Cup and Vase draws revealed for City. Blues and Lions

Pagham face a short trip to Arundel to kick off their bid for an FA Cup run.

The Pirates were WSFL champions in 16-17

England boss Southgate delighted for cash-boost Pirates

Nyetimber Pirates are celebrating after being awarded a £1,500 Grow the Game grant, attracting praise from England manager Gareth Southgate.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.
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RUMOUR MILL: Man United ready to sensationally hijack Lukaku's £100m move to Chelsea | Paris St-Germain make £70m move for Coutinho | Atletico Madrid preparing bid of £22m to re-sign Costa | Chelsea revive interest in Llorente as a potential back-up striker | West Ham are favourites to beat Everton and Newcastle to £15m-rated Gray | Sanchez demanding £400,000 a week in wages to stay at Arsenal

Manchester United are ready to sensationally hijack Romelu Lukaku's £100m move to Chelsea
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale
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RUMOUR MILL: Bale could be set for sensational summer move to Manchester United | Arsenal planning £70m move for Sporting Lisbon pair | Keita has his heart set on a move to Liverpool | Costa holding up Chelsea’s move for Lukaku | West Ham United want to bring ‘Chicharito’ back to the Premier League | Palace priced out of a move for Sakho | Messi set to sign new Barcelona deal after his honeymoon

Gareth Bale could be set for sensational summer move to Manchester United
Neil Redman - Bosham's new chairman

Reds man Redman in the chair for Bosham

Bosham will go into the 2017-18 season with a new chairman after long-serving club stalwart Neil Redman was elected to the post.

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