BSLFC Res 2 – 0 US Portsmouth (Hampshire Trophy) We welcomed US Portsmouth to Chapel Gate for the 2nd round of the Hampshire trophy. We were confident, with the club on a current run of home form that sees both Sports sides unbeaten in the 9 games we’ve had at home this season, winning 8 […]
    Hard to explain what’s going on at the moment. BSLFC are playing well enough to dominate the ball, but not doing enough to put games to bed. A string of league games with 1:0 and 0:0 have led to a great points tally, but nervy encounters. Today was no different. 1:0, against a resilient Abingdon […]
    BSLFC VS Pucklechurch LFC (FA Cup 1st Round) It was only our second-ever appearance in the proper rounds of the FA Cup having got to this round for the first time last year. We were happy to have repeated that success but hungry to go one better. We fancy ourselves against most teams at home, […]
    Tough battle for Sports facing top of the league. Shanklin crowned champions winning the league last year at Chapel Gate. They rejected the promotion, so we faced up again. This time it was Sports turn to grab a well deserved 3 points! A sharp start despite the expected heavy tackles. We remained well organised at […]
    Sports on the road in the league arrived in Oxford on the back of a good, 0:0 away draw the previous week against the top of the league team. However, a lack of goals lately added a little tension. Oxford has had a mixed start to the campaign, but we had not faced them before, […]
    Ascot vs BSLFC We were once again on the road for our 4th away game in the 5 October game weeks. Having not conceded in October and scoring 22 goals we were in high spirits to face top of the league. It was a quiet first 10, Ascot clearly comfortable to play out from the […]
    We headed across the New Forest for what is one of our closer encounters against one of our increasingly familiar foes, Eastleigh FC. They beat us 2:1 a few weeks back, and despite a second-half surge, this young Eastleigh side outperformed us on that day. We arrived under no illusion. We had to be up […]
    BSLFC Res 2 vs 1 Hawley (Hampshire Cup) We welcomed Hawley to Chapel Gate for our first round of the Hampshire Womens Trophy. We had never faced Hawley before and knew very little about them, although they had previously won the competition while we were recent losing finalists so it shaped to be a good […]
    FA cup 3rd Qualifying Round at our home at Chapel Gate against visitors AEK-BOCO for the first ever encounter between the two clubs. Both teams have started their league campaigns brightly and were in good form. The game started brightly with BOCO coming close just over the bar after a well-worked corner. Playing 3 up […]
  • REPORT | QK vs BSLFC Res
    QK Southampton vs BSLFC Res (league) It was off to The Hive for our 5th league game of the campaign. It’s always been a challenge for us here and after two draws last season we knew we’d have to perform to come away with 3 points. It started as a pretty cagey affair, QKs plan […]
  • REPORT | Eastleigh First vs BSLFC First
    HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CUP The match started brightly with both teams competing hard for the ball and the two defences needing to be switched on. It took some time for the Sports players to find their groove in a new formation and with some valuable squad rotation, but when they did, there were large passages of […]
  • Report | BSLFC Res vs Bursledon
    After last week’s 7-1 free flowing victory, this 0-0 draw was a stark reminder that teams in this league won’t all roll over for us at Chapel Gate. Despite 22 hard-working players on the pitch, the game simply didn’t have any spark to it. Even the few good chances in the game at both ends […]
  • REPORT | Wycombe Wanderers vs BSLFC First
    Wycombe Wanderers 0 vs 1 BSLFC After the excitement of the FA Cup last week it was back to league action to try and maintain our good start to our new league. We were playing a team that have a lot of experience at this level and were expecting a tough game. Early exchanges were […]
  • REPORT | Pagham Ladies vs BSLFC First
    Match report Pagham Ladies vs BSLFC (FA Cup 2nd Qualifying round) It was off to West Sussex for the firsts in our opening game of the FA Cup. After a superb run last year that saw us narrowly beaten by a team 2 tiers above us in the First Round Proper we were hungry for […]
  • REPORT | BSLFC Res vs Fleet Ladies
    After two tricky away fixtures and three-points gained, three points dropped, we needed to start our home campaign with purpose. We set out with an attacking line-up and a few experiments thrown in to keep even the players guessing. It almost backfired when a few lapses in concentration and a little nerves gave Fleet a […]
  • REPORT | Eastleigh Reserves vs BSLFC Res
    Match Report 18/09/2022 Eastleigh Reserves 2 – 1 BSLFC Reserves We paid our respects to the late Queen Elizabeth with a minutes silence before the game kicked off today. Eastleigh gave us a tough game last season in the cup so there was no reason to expect anything less this time. On what must be […]
  • REPORT | BSLFC First vs Winchester City Flyers
    Match Report 18/09/2022 BSLFC 4 – 1 Winchester City Flyers We paid our respects to the late Queen Elizabeth with a minutes silence before the game kicked off today. The similarities with our first game 2 weeks ago were striking. We faced a youthful opposition with a lot of talent, but maybe yet to settle […]
  • REPORT | Winchester City Flyers Res vs BSLFC Res
    Hampshire Division 1 – 4th September 2022 It was a familiar venue for our first away trip of the season having faced Winchester in some form in a season for as long as I can remember. With both squads at full capacity for the first time in a while, it was the unenviable task of […]
  • REPORT | BSLFC First vs Eastleigh ITC
    Southern Region Womens Football League – Premier Division 04/09/2022 After a long, hectic, and disruptive preseason, it was almost a welcome sight to see the Eastleigh minibus arrive at Chapel Gate. Game on. There is nothing like that first league game; add to that, it is our first game at our highest ever level after […]
  • 13/02/2022 US Portsmouth vs BSLFC Res
    US Portsmouth vs BSLFC Res Can you do it on a wet Tuesday in Stoke? Well, I’m not sure we will find out, but we can do it on a horrid Sunday in Pompey. Zero hospitality from the opposition only added to the occasion. On reflection, it wasn’t a great game, and most of the […]
  • 06/02/2022 Woking Ladies vs BSLFC First Team
    Woking Ladies vs BSLFC First Team Match Report A delightful jaunt along the M3 through the aesthetic wonder which is Fleet Services, brought us to Woking College in Woking, against Woking Ladies believe it or not. Sports Ladies arrived in plenty of time to a pukka 3G facility, had a “world class warm-up” according to […]
  • 30/01/2022 BSLFC First vs Woodley United
    Match ReportBSLFC vs Woodley Ladies (league cup) We welcomed Woodley to Chapel Gate for the first time as Woodley currently play a league above us. Although they currently sit bottom of the prem their recent form against teams we knew were very strong seemed to suggest this would not be a walk in the park. […]
  • 23/01/2022 AFC Bournemouth vs BSLFC First
    Match ReportAFCB Devs vs BSLFC (league) We travelled the very short journey to face top of the league AFCB Dev at Slades farm. A team we always seem to struggle to get a result against through the years but fresh from a good win at the previously unbeaten Stoneham we were hopeful for better luck. […]
  • 16/01/2022 Rushmoor vs BSLFC Res
    Match ReportRushmoor Community vs BSLFC Res (league) 16/1/22 We travelled up the M27 to take on top of the league Rushmoor for our first away game back of 2022. Sitting top and always giving us a very tough game we were expecting another tough day out. The pitch was very wet which made any sort […]
  • 16/01/2022 AFC Stoneham vs BSLFC First Team
    Match Report AFC Stoneham vs BSLFC First Two teams unbeaten, this promised to be a tight yet entertaining game. I think any neutral would agree that was the case, and I think despite times in the game where Stoneham could have punished Sports lack of chance conversation, the game was not as tight as predicted.  […]
  • 09/01/2022 BSLFC Res vs Fleet Ladies
    BSLFC 2 – 2 Fleet Despite having a lot of the ball and some excellent chances, they score first; 0-1. We equalise after a disguised reverse through-ball by Lander. Parsons runs onto the ball from the left and slides in to knock it past their oncoming keeper; 1-1. The game was a little end to […]
  • 09/01/2022 BSLFC vs Southampton Women Res
    Match ReportBSLFC vs Southampton Women Res We welcomed Southampton Women Res to Chapel Gate for our first game of 2022 and hoping to get back to where we left off in December with a win. It was a different looking side to the one we faced 7 weeks ago in the away game, a couple […]
  • 12/12/2021 BSLFC Res vs Widbrook United
    BSLFC Res vs Widbrook United Hampshire Division 1 Over the years, this has always been a tricky fixture. Despite the scoreline, in the end, this was no different. Sports took the lead after a period of good pressure, Lander narrowly over the bar from close range, Sheppard striking a free kick on the bar from […]
  • 12/12/2021 Chichester City vs BSLFC First
    Match reportChichester Ladies vs BSLFC (League Cup) It was our first ever game in the Southern Region League cup since we had been promoted, with a bye and an abandonment in 19/20 and no cup in 20/21. It was down the M3 for a repeat of our 3rd league game of the season where we […]
  • 05/12/2021 Milton United vs BSLFC First
    Match reportMilton United vs BSLFC We travelled up the A34 to Oxford to face Milton for the 2nd time this season. The first time we came away with a convincing win but with injuries and illness ravaging the squad we were fortunate that the reserves opposition pulled out on us so we could take a […]
  • 28/11/2021 Bursledon vs BSLFC Res
    Bursledon Ladies 2 vs 2 BSLFC Res (28/11/21) After a couple of weeks of cup games it was back to league action for the reserves. With an injury crisis hitting the club over recent weeks we were lighter on options than normal. Bursledon have always been a difficult team to break down and we knew […]
  • 28/11/2021 BSLFC First vs AFCB Dev
    AFCB Devs visited us at Chapel Gate with both teams unbeaten in the league, so all expected a tight game. At halftime, the score remained 0-0, meeting expectations. However, that didn’t tell the whole story. Clarke had to make one smart save at the AFCB striker’s feet and punch away the odd lofted setpiece. While […]
  • 21/11/2021 BSLFC Reserve vs Mudeford Phoenix
    Match ReportBSLFC 16 v 0 Mudeford (Hampshire Trophy) We welcomed Mudeford to Chapel Gate for our 2nd round match of the Hampshire Trophy. The Hampshire Cups seem to throw up a few mismatches in the early rounds, our firsts being on the end of a 10-0 loss in the Senior Cup a few weeks ago […]
  • 21/11/2021 Southampton Womens Reserve vs BSLFC First
    Sunday saw the first team visit Southampton Women FC reserves. After their own first-team dismantled us a few weeks prior and a promising 2-2 with AFCB, we were expecting a challenging game. Yet, it seems that SWFC First Team prioritised their cup game and left their reserve team to play with ten players. So the […]
  • 14/11/2021 CUP BSLFC Reserve vs Liphook United
    Match reportBSLFC Res 3 vs 4 Liphook Liphook made the relatively long journey to us for our first game in the league cup. They are a league below us but we were taking nothing for granted as they are currently unbeaten and doing very well. Despite the distraction of the FA Cup game a couple […]
  • 14/11/2021 FA CUP BSLFC First vs AFCB
    After checking my watch ten times in the first 5 minutes, and the scoreline remained 0-0 and the game starting balanced, I was buoyed that this would not be a repeat of the disaster of 3 weeks ago when Southampton Women FC dismantled us. Bournemouth Sports were here to play, and we had a plan. […]
  • 07/11/2021 Abbey Rangers vs BSLFC Firsts
    Abbey Rangers vs BSLFC The home game was off again this week as the Reserves were to miss out due to the opposition not being able to fulfil the fixture. So it was another day trip up the M3 for the majority of the coaching team. We were looking for a positive performance and result […]
  • 31/10/2021 BSLFC Res vs Down Grange Ladies
    Down Grange vs BSLFC Res It was off to Down Grange for the Reserves for some league action, while the Firsts were, unfortunately, were stood down due to safety issues at Chapel Gate. It had been a few years since we had seen Down Grange but had many good games against them over the years. […]
  • 24/10/2021 BSLFC Res vs Bursledon Ladies FC
    Wind and rain preceded the visit of Bursledon FC to Fortress Chapel Gate. The game began with some initial sparring from both teams as our opposition attempted some impressive forays down the Sports left side courtesy of Bursledon’s speedy No 15. These came to nothing, though, due to the twin pillars of Daisy and Liana. […]
  • FA CUP 24/10/2021 BSLFC vs Bishops Lydeard Ladies FC
    BSLFC vs Bishops Lydeard LFC (FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round) It’s was the 3rd qualifying round of the FA Cup and a chance to make club history by getting through to the First Round Proper for the first time. We welcomed Bishops Lydeard to Chapel Gate for our first ever game against each other. We […]
  • 17/10/2021 BSLFC Reserves vs Winchester City Flyers Reserves
    Match Report BSLFC vs Winchester City Flyers Res (Hampshire Trophy) We welcomed Winchester back to Chapel Gate for the 2nd time this season. Three things are certain death, taxes, and a cup game vs Sports and Flyers. Always full of games regardless of the teams involved and this was to be no different. Having lost […]
  • 17/10/2021 BSLFC First Team vs Southampton Women
    0 – 10 The scoreline tells you a lot about the game. Also, a single shot, off-target, for the hosts, tells you another. Quite simply, we knew we had a hard time coming, and with the recent loss of 4 of our key players, there was a little dread pre-game. So 0-4 after 15 mins […]
  • 10/10/2021 BSLFC Reserves vs Rushmoor FC
    The reserves welcomed Rushmoor to Chapel gate for our 4th league game of the season. Having been involved in some very close games with Rushmoor in the season our 1st got promotion we knew it was going to be a difficult game. However, we got off to a great start, Roe drawing a great save […]
  • 10/10/2021 BSLFC First vs Woking Ladies FC
    A double home week for both teams saw the firsts entertaining newly promoted Woking this Sunday. A bright start saw us open the scoring after just 9 minutes as Lewis played Shaw into the right side of the box, where she finished well past the approaching keeper (1-0 Sports). The game then settled into a […]
  • FA CUP 03/10/2021 Shanklin Ladies vs BSLFC
    After a bye in the 1st qualifying round we started our Vitality Womens FA Cup campaign with a tough away day to the Isle of Wight to face Shanklin Ladies. The squad are no strangers to travel but that small stretch of water provides a logistical, time and cost complication like no other game. Thankfully […]
  • 26/09/2021 BSLFC First vs Milton United
    BSLFC First Team 10 vs 0 Milton United The first team welcomed Milton United to Chapel Gate for our first ever encounter. Having been a bit wasteful in front of goal last week the team knew they had to take their chances if we weren’t going to run the risk of dropping more points. With […]
  • 26/09/2021 Alton Ladies vs BSLFC Reserves
    On Sunday our reserves travelled up to Alton Ladies FC for their 3rd league game of the season. We were hoping to get back to winning ways after last week’s narrow loss. The game started very cagily with both teams giving up possession as quickly as they got it in the early stages. Despite the […]
  • 19/09/2021 BSLFC Res vs Winchester City Flyers Res
    We welcomed Winchester City Flyers Res to Chapel for our second game in Division 1. Although we came through the first game last week with a win it had flagged up some defensive frailties which was something we knew we would need to resolve having played a lot of this Winchester team in an early […]
  • 19/09/2021 BSLFC First vs Chichester City Women
    We travelled up the M27 to West Sussex to play Chichester City Women F.C. This was Chichesters first game in this division and the first time we have ever encountered them so we were unsure what to expect. After a fairly even opening 5 minutes, an unfortunate touch by our defence and a perfectly timed […]
  • 12/09/2021 BSLFC Firsts vs Eversley & California
    The first team travelled up the M3 for their second league game yesterday against newly-promoted Eversley & California Ladies. The reserves had recently played Eversley in a cup final back in May, so we knew we needed to turn up to get the points. The game started hectic from both sides, with both defences being […]
  • 12/09/2021 BSLFC Res vs US Portsmouth
    We welcomed US Portsmouth to Chapel Gate to begin our Reserves Hampshire Division 1 campaign. US Portsmouth are actually the only team to have beaten us inside 90 minutes in a competitive game since the reserves started in 19/20 when we met them in the Hampshire cup semi-final and they were a division above us. […]
  • 05/09/2021 – BSLFC Firsts vs New Milton
    We welcomed New Milton to Chapel Gate for the first competitive game for our first team in 10 months. A tough preseason had prepared us well for the season but with 7 debutants it was always going to mean we would need time to settle into the season. The opening 10 minutes were pretty un-eventful […]

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