Local Football

PICTURE SPECIAL: Chichester City are lanced by the Lancers

It’s been a mixed weekend for our local Southern Combination League teams.

The team celebrate. Picture by Steve Robards

Fisk's injury time winner saves Burgess Hill Town from the drop

Burgess Hill Town survived relegation in the most dramatic of finishes at the Green Elephant Stadium.
Bosham celebrate their title win / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bosham lift the silver - can Sidlesham follow suit?

A goalless draw in their last home game of the season against local rivals Sidlesham failed to dampen the party atmosphere at Walton Lane as Bosham lifted the Southern Combination division-two title in front of a record crowd of more than 130.


PICTURE SPECIAL: 10 men beat 11 in Pagham-City clash

Chichester City couldn’t beat ten-man Pagham as the Lions turned the formbook upside down at Nyetimber Lane with a 3-1 win.

Selsey in recent action against Mile Oak / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bell tolls at Ringmer - but Blues bite back

It was a tough Easter for Selsey - but a hard-earned point against promoted East Preston went some way to making up for the defeat at Ringmer.

Ellis Martin converts from the spot but it wasn't enough for Chi City / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Chichester City need to change the Lox

An own-goal and second half strikes from Tiago Andrade, Adam Williams and Ed Davis condemned Chichester City to a second defeat in three games as Loxwood won 4-1 at Oaklands Park.


Battle for West Sussex League title is hotting up

The West Sussex League premier-division title race is reaching its conclusion - and Nyetimber Pirates remain the strong favourites to land the crown with games in hand. But Lavant are pushing them all the way.

Mark Bennett and Richie Hellen / Picture by Roger Smith

Hellen and Simmonds to replace Lions boss Bennett

Pagham have appointed Richie Hellen and Tom Simmonds as joint managers for next season after Mark Bennett revealed he was leaving the club.

Barnham Trojans under-13s lift the cup / Picture by Simon Roe

Trojans win the cup... Midhurst lads make Maple final

There’s news of cup winners and finalists, plus the latest league action, in this week’s youth football round-up.

Cherelle Khassal tries her luck for City against Plymouth / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Chichester ladies can almost touch the league trophy now

Chichester City Ladies moved to the brink of the FA Women’s Premier south-west one title with a perfect performance at Oaklands Park to stun Plymouth 3-0.

Nyetimber Pirates Reserves celebrate the cup win / Picture by Roger Smith

Pirates seconds complete double ... Unicorn claim the Rose Bowl

There are trophies this week for Nyetimber Pirates Reserves and Unicorn Utd in our ound-up of West sussex League and Chichester & West Sussex League teams.

Bosham's celebrations begin / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bosham are the champions!

Bosham are the Southern Combination division-two title winners - while Sidlesham did them a favour by holding Jarvis Brook. Read the reports below - and look out for Easter Monday’s action, which sees the sides meet at Walton Lane.

Joel Stevens in recent action for Midhurst / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Selsey impress but slip to defeat... Midhurst let lead go

Selsey and Midhurst both slipped to defeats in their latest SCFL division-two games.

Action between Pagham and Crawley Down Gatwick / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham left feeling a little Down after Crawley loss

Pagham’s under-21s had beaten their Crawley Down Gatwick counterparts on their own patch a few days earlier, but the first team were crushed by the Anvils, losing 2-0 and having a man sent off.

Zlatan Ibrahimovich
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RUMOUR MILL: Arsenal want Juventus boss to replace Wenger | Zlatan to quit United if they fail to win Europa League | De Gea dropped after bust-up with Mourinho | Morata keen on Chelsea switch | Man City will turn down Torino's bid for Hart | Magpies to swoop for Shawcross

Arsenal are in talks with Juventus boss Max Allegri, as uncertainty over Arsene Wenger's future continues. (The Sun)
Lorenzo Dolcetti, hat-trick hero at Horsham YMCA / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Dolcetti delighted as City win at YMCA

A hat-trick from skilful Italian midfielder Lorenzo Dolcetti got ten-man Chichester City’s SCFL premier run-in back on track in a 3-1 win at Horsham YMCA.


RUMOUR MILL: Dortmund striker Aubameyang set to snub Man City for La Liga move | Madrid confident of landing Hazard in world record deal | Arsenal ready to move for James | City lead race for Sanchez | Griezmann blow for Mourinho | Man United have chance of signing Neymar

Manchester City have become surprise front-runners in the race to sign Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. (The Sun)

Jimmy Muitt scored three for the Rocks at Sudbury / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Muitt's magic keep Rocks top

Jimmy Muitt fired a hat-trick at AFC Sudbury to keep Bognor one point ahead of Havant in the race for the Ryman premier title.

Non League
Felpham Colts under-eights have won the cup

Felpham Colts are cup winners

We’re at the sharp end of the youth football season and we want to see your success stories.

Nyetimber Pirates Reserves celebrate the league title

Pirates make club history... Lavant see off Villa

Action involving Nyetimber Pirates, Lavant, Newtown Villa, Unicorn and Lamb Steyne features in our latest round-up from the West Sussex League and Chi & West Sussex Sunday League - plus there’s news of a big fundraising event at Petworth FC.

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