Chichester City Ladies stormed back to form to blot out the memories of a frustrating draw at Southampton in midweek.
They stay top of the pile in the south west one division after a 1-1 at the Sholing ground and then notched a 7-1 win over Brislington. Jess Lewry, ex-Southampton player, scored Chichester’s only goal on Thursday.
But a late second-half strike by Krystal White salvaged a point for the Reds. Move on a few days and Chichester entertained Brislington at Oaklands, looking to take out their frustrations and restore confidence that, took a knock a few days earlier.
Cherelle Khassal was in fine form and hit four, Jess Lewry added to the total when she scored a brace and Kally Ambler also got on the scoresheet. The development squad won 2-1 against Ashford to get their first three points of the season, thanks to goals from Megan Oliver and Carmen Kager.
The U16s won 10-0 away to Withdean Youth with the goals coming from Grace Greenshields (1), Alex Collighan (2), LouLou Robson (2), Holly Heffron (2), and Paige Bircham (3). U14s lost 15-1 at home to Eastbourne with the only Chi goal scored by Elishia Hounsome. It was defeat also for U12s, who lost 4-1 at home to Cuckfield Cosmos. Carlie Davey grabbed a sonsolation goal.
Meanwhile, Pagham Ladies bounced back from last week’s defeat to Montpellier Villa to record their first ever win in competitive football against Worthing Town. Mel Miller was the star of the show grabbing a hat trick in a 3-1 to give them their first three points in the Sussex County Women’s and Girls football league.
The Lionesses went 1-0 up on 20 minutes as a Sam Wiseman corner was superbly headed home by Miller before the visitors equalised. But the home side deservedly retook the lead a few minutes when a long-range Strudwick effort was fumbled allowing Miller to tap in the net. Then skipper Anna Guppy played in Miller for the treble, sealing a satisfying triumph.
Pagham Ladies are back in action once more when they welcome strong opposition in the shape of league leaders Oakwood to Nyetimber Lane on Sunday in a keenly anticipated encounter which kick-off at 2pm.