Whilst the first team fell to a disappointing defeat away at Taunton Town, other teams had success this weekend.

The first team missed the chance to move up the table, with Decarrey Sheriff’s late header proving to be a consolation in a 2-1 loss in Somerset.

The Women, though, picked up their first win in Billy Wood’s first game in charge. Becky Simmons’ brace had put them 2-0 up against Horsham Sparrows. However the visitors fought back to force penalties in this SCWGFL Cup tie. And it was Borough who held their nerve to win 5-4 on penalties at Priory Lane.

“There are lots of positives to take from todays game,” said Wood after the game.

“The girls have had to take a lot of information on board in a very short period of time, however they have not been afraid of that and the first half was the clearest indication that they can do what’s asked.

“We dominated the first half, set traps and had enough chances to put the game to bed. We scored a couple of good goals and we had a platform to build from.

“I think as a unit the second half showed fitness levels aren’t there currently to see out exactly what we want to do but that’ll come, we got stretched and allowed Horsham into the game.

“I was impressed with Sophia Moule who had a great first team debut and obviously my first thoughts were with Scarlett, another debutant who headed to hospital with a knee injury. We will support her through her recovery.”

The Under 18s also progressed via penalties as they beat Lewes in the Sussex FA Dennis Probee Cup. After a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes, Mostyn Price’s side won 4-1 on penalties at the Dripping Pan.

Our Women’s Development Squad were also winners on Sunday. Maddison Norwood scored five, with Megan-Rose Griffiths scoring a hat-trick as they won 8-2 at Bognor Regis Town.