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Relegation looms larger after Rocks are beaten by East Thurrock

It was not just a freezing afternoon that left the crowd cold at Nyewood Lane as Bognor fell to a two-goal defeat in an instantly-forgettable fixture that leaves relegation looming larger than ever.

Rocks boss Jack Pearce

Rocks boss Pearce: 'We were very frustrated'

Bognor Regis Town manager Jack Pearce was left frustrated as his side travelled to Concord Rangers on Saturday, only the match to be postponed on arrival.
Kelly Smith coaching

England legend devises coaching for new academy

England and Arsenal football legend, Kelly Smith MBE, has devised the coaching and skills routines for the new Mitre Football Academy, which is available at Butlin’s Bognor Regis resort during 2018.


Pagham miss out on Amex trip after semi-final defeat to Albion u23s

Pagham missed out on trip to Amex after losing 6-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion u23s in the semi-finals of the Parafix Sussex Senior Cup.

Emma Alexandre back in action agaisnt West Ham following injury

Battling Chichester left empty-handed by in-form Hammers

Chichester City Ladies came away from their away trip to in-form West Ham empty handed after a tough day at the office with numerous changes to the squad due to an ever worrying injury list at the club.

Pagham celebrate a goal in their quarter-final win over Horsham / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham believe they can Brighton a cup scare

Pagham take on Brighton’s under-23s for a place in the Sussex Senior Cup final next week.

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Hollie Olding in an earlier England appearance

Olding on England duty as Euros loom

Chichester star Hollie Olding is back on England duty as the national women’s under-19 squad get in shape for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Harry Giles was Midhurst's hat-trick hero but they lost 5-4 / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Shooting Field lives up to name in 5-4 thriller

Midhurst lost their second SCFL division one game in a row - going down 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller on a bitterly cold afternoon at Steyning’s Shooting Field.

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Keaton Woods scores in Bognor's first meeting this season with Concord - they face them again this weekend / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Will 18 points from 11 games save the Rocks?

The Rocks have been set an 18-point target for their final 11 games – but have been warned even that may not be enough to stay up.

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Hockey action in the latest round of University of Chichester fixtures

Sporty students defy the beast from the east

The Beast from the East disrupted the University of Chichester sport schedule, with plenty fixtures falling foul of the weather –but a good number did survive.

Darin Killpartrick, front centre, with the England Colleges squad

Dabba takes pride at managing England team in Italy

Darin Killpartrick has spoken of his pride at leading the England Colleges squad into action in an international tournament.
The two squads at Chichesrer College

Rocks and Chichester College links getting stronger all the time

Chichester College have had an unofficial partnership with the Rocks for many years, with Darin Killpartrick a key figure at both the college and the club.

Ollie Pearce celebrates a goal v Braintree - but the Rocks need more scenes like this / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: Two wins from next three must be Rocks target

Another weekend; another one of frustration and another set of taking points from the loss at Hampton & Richmond Borough, writes Ian Guppy, chairman of the Rocks’ Supporters’ Club.

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The Nyewood Lane carpet under snow / Picture by Adam Woods

ROUND-UP AND PICTURES: It’s Weather 1, Sport 0 in West Sussex

A raft of sporting postponements were confirmed on Friday as teams inspected pitches hit by snow and freezing temperatures and established - as expected - there was no chance of matches being played.

Pagham's pitch under snow / Picture by Roger Smith

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow and ice sees rugby and football programme decimated

This is the sort of scene that has led to football and rugby matches in West Sussex being called off.
Bosham's Callum Coker / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bosham beat the leaders ... super Sids hit seven

It was a winning weekend for both our local SCFL division-two sides, with Bosham and Sidlesham each registering victories and clean sheets.

Selsey's Jake Goulding

Selsey put up a fight but cup dreams are over

Selsey bowed out of the SCFL D1 Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of runaway league leaders Little Common, but they went down fighting in a 2-0 defeat.

Nations United FC. Pictures Kate Shemilt ks180063-1

Refugee side’s first game is off

Nations United’s debut football match has been postponed due to the snow.


Now Rocks have different kind of selection problem

They’ve had problems in front of goal all season – but now at least the Rocks have options up front.

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Snow covering the pitch at Hastings United - who play in the Bostik League - earlier in the week / Picture from Simon Rudkins

WEATHER CHAOS: SCFL teams can call off games early - but must follow steps

Southern Combination League teams have been told they don't have to wait until Saturday to call off games - but they have been warned there are still procedures to follow.

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