Wandsworth Guardian: Sport

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By George, Francomb has lengthy Womble dreams

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

George Francomb is in the last year of his Dons contract and has started the season like his professional future depends on it.

Dons hitman Tubbs up for player of the month

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AFC Wimbledon striker Matt Tubbs has been nominated for the SkyBet League Two player of the month.

Sharman feeling flat after sub-standard 110m showing

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Belgrave Harriers William Sharman gave an honest assessment of his disappointing run at ISTAF IAAF World Challenge event in Berlin on Sunday describing it as a "bit flat".

Lily B success for Croydon Harriers youngsters

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:42pm Monday 1st September 2014

Croydon Harriers’ girl athletes finished their team season with a flourish at Ewell Court on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon: Downbeat Ardley rues worrying home form

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Neal Ardley cut a downbeat figure in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s League Two defeat to Stevenage Borough.

Disappointed Rooney rues a slow final bend in Berlin

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:38am Monday 1st September 2014

Martyn Rooney could not hide his disappointment at not winning his 400m event at ISTAF IAAF World Challenge event in Berlin on Sunday.

Teddington's Leinster close to boxing goal

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Teddington personal trainer Kieran Leinster is within touching distance of his goal and knows his next fight is crucial.

House of Payne: Pietersen needs to give more to Surrey than simply T20 Blast

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

We probably shouldn’t have been surprised that Surrey blew opportunity of reaching the Twenty20 Cup final at Edgbaston on Saturday, writes John Payne.

Surbiton's Sbihi makes key call as men's four are crowned world champions

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Surbiton's Moe Sbihi took the plaudits as Team GB's men's four claimed world championship gold on Saturday.

Walton Casuals: Debut boy Gutteridge strikes to earn Stags FA Cup replay

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

New signing Mitchell Gutteridge kept Walton Casuals FA Cup dreams alive on Saturday and ended a run of six straight defeats for boss Mark Hams' men.

Elmbridge's Italian job - Italy, Wales, Fiji & Namibia are hoping Elmbridge can help their World Cup dreams

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Elmbridge is no stranger to rugby, but Cobham RFC chairman Tony Balkwill believes the rugby World Cup will find a wider audience when it visits the borough in 2015.

London Scottish put Best foot forward for Warriors challenge

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Neil Best has assured London Scottish supporters that they will rise to the challenge when they host Glasgow Warriors this Saturday, writes Oli Shapley.

AFC Wimbledon: It’s Shea’s jersey to lose now

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AFC Wimbledon keeper Ross Worner has a fight on his hands to reclaim the number one shirt from James Shea, according to boss Neal Ardley.

Bridge Banter: Have Everton found the key to unlock Chelsea?

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Everton’s scouts believe they have found a chink in the Blues armour ahead of this weekend’s clash at Goodison Park.

Horse Racing tips and selections for Sat 30th Aug

Wandsworth Guardian: Deep Trouble and Leighton Aspell survive this blunder at the last to provide Banbury trainer Ben Case with the biggest win of his career at Sandown on Saturday

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Horse Racing tips and selections for Saturday, August 30th, including Sandown and Bath.

London Welsh: Entertainer Weepu lightens exiles mood

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

All Black legend Piri Weepu has lightened the mood at London Welsh as much as anything, says director of rugby Justin Burnell, writes Stuart Amos.

AFC Wimbledon: Prepare for a reaction this weekend... of sorts

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Fans heading to the Cherry Red Records stadium this weekend for the Dons clash with Stevenage could be forgiven for turning away after both managers’ less than flattering description of their players.

Cricket round-up: Malden hand Moles promotion boost

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:49am Friday 29th August 2014

If East Molesey win promotion to the Surrey Championship Premier Division, league rivals Malden Wanderers will be on their Christmas card list.

Harlequins: Skipper Marler backs Sinckler to be next big thing

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:50am Friday 29th August 2014

Joe Marler knows strength comes from within, which is why he is tipping fellow prop and Quins clubmate Kyle Sinckler for a big season this term.

It's Ashtead's title to win, says skipper Deighton

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Ashtead CC skipper Tom Deighton expects to tie up the Surrey Championship Division Two title this weekend.

Dons are not the finished article just yet, says Ardley

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Neal Ardley says there is still one piece missing in the AFC Wimbledon jigsaw, but he is not convinced he will get his man before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Middlesex title race heats up for Teddington and Twickenham

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Middlesex County League Premier Division title race is set to go to the wire after leaders Teddington and chasing rivals Twickenham recorded wins last weekend.

Miller time at Fulwell for champ Chad

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Richmond schools gold champion Chad Miller add another title to his haul last week.

Henman gives a hurrah to Sutton’s LTA showpiece

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Former British tennis number one Tim Henman has proclaimed the Sutton Tennis & Squash Club’s latest tournament as the lifeblood of future talent.

Tooting & Mitcham United boss wants more of the winning mentality

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Tooting & Mitcham United boss Craig Tanner does not want his players resting on their laurels as the FA Cup takes centre stage this weekend.

Latest from Hercules Wimbledon: Cheetham breaks marathon hoodoo

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's Tom Cheetham finally broke the three-hour barrier in his 52nd marathon.

Kingston's Ayinde is no slacker for title test

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Rising boxing star Anthony Ayinde says he is leading the perfect lifestyle to ensure he fulfils his title ambitions next month.

Jomni's golden moment is all down to wife.... of sorts

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Roehampton's Moatez Jomni admits he owes all of his success to "second wife" Jenny Archer after storming to gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships.

Rooney feels the tiredness in his legs in Birmingham

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Martyn Rooney admitted he had surprised himself after he battled fatigue to finish third in the 400m at the at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday.

Choong remains upbeat despite slow assault on Youth Olympics

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A medal might have eluded Whitgift School pupil Henry Choong at the Youth Olympic Games, but the modern pentathlon starlet insists he will be better for his Nanjing adventure.

Latest from Hercules Wimbledon: The Sharp one is back

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's Matthew Sharp made an impressive return to racing after a five months absence due to injury when he won the Surrey 10,000m track title at Tooting Bec on Saturday - just 40 years after his dad took gold in the event.

Richmond receive professional boost to title defence

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Richmond's chances of retaining their women's Premiership title this season have been handed a major boost with six players being handed full time contracts with the RFU.

Harry AA has no cause for disappointment

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey insisted there was no reason for disappointment despite finishing sixth in the men’s 100m at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday.

The magnificent seven from Croydon Harriers

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Seven Croydon Harriers were in action at the Tooting track & field open on Saturday.

London Welsh: Exiles have come a long way since Henley

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

London Welsh have come a long way since their opening pre-season friendly with Henley Hawks, says Seb Stegmann.

Record breaker Farah targets double world title defence

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:29am Monday 25th August 2014

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah marked his twin daughters' second birthday by breaking Steve Ovett's 36-year British record over two miles in Sunday's Sainsbury's Grand Prix, writes Sacha Clayton.

Nick has last Scott at Welsh starting slot

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

London Welsh’s friendly with Pontypridd on Saturday is the players’ last chance to stake a claim for a starting place against Exeter Chiefs, says winger Nick Scott.

Ex-Hampton School boy plays down chances of England call

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Former Hampton School student Zafar Ansari is propelling Surrey back to the top with bat and ball, but the 22-year-old insists his England chances are non-existent until they get there.

Gidlow ready for Scottish return

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Centre PJ Gidlow is confident London Scottish will learn a lot from a 40-5 thrashing from Premiership runners-up Saracens, writes Oli Shapley.

Surbiton's Alice in wonderland thanks to SW19 triumph

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Surbiton’s Alice Klugman admitted lifting a winner’s trophy was the icing on the cake after finally getting to play at SW19 as part of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under Challenge Finals.

Henry on Hockey - Time to relax and reflect after the Commonwealth Games

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Now the dust has settled, England hockey international and Wimbledon star Henry Weir reflects on winning a Commonwealth Games bronze.

Chessington's Stevenson sets sights on singles final in Nottingham

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

Chessington tennis star Luke Stevenson takes on Abingdon's Alexix Canter in the semi-finals of the Nikes Junior Tennis Championships today with a spring in his step.

Re-Joyce, for there is no stopping Commonwealth champion Joe

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The man who propelled Putney boxer Joe Joyce on his way to Commonwealth gold is convinced the super-heavyweight can go all the way to Rio 2016.

AFC Wimbledon: Winning ugly is only a good sign says Francomb

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s George Francomb reckons winning games without playing well is a sign the Dons can sustain a promotion bid this term, writes Stuart Amos.

Ford claims Surrey have the edge ahead of T20 Blast finals day

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Surrey coach Graham Ford reckons last season’s Twenty 20 finals day disappointment and the big game atmosphere give his side an edge as they go in search of silverware this weekend.

Hercules Wimbledon's Grima has double reason to celebrate

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's top women's marathon runner, Claire Grima, lifted two Surrey titles in one go when she competed in the Wimbledon Dash 5km road race at Wimbledon Park on Sunday.

Nadew comes of age for Herne Hill Harriers

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Feysel Nadew clinched gold in the 800m as a clutch of Herne Hill Harriers' teenagers came of age at the South of England track & field championships.

Sutton & Epsom RFC head coach gets prepared to go again

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sutton & Epsom coach Jeff Parsons has a target in mind for next season, but he admitted he is entering the unknown, yet again.

Hercules Wimbledon sprinters dominate South of England meeting

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon youngsters dominated the sprints at the South of England U15/U17 Championships at Crystal Palace on Saturday, with brothers Rechmial and Chad Miller and Jaleel Roper all taking gold medals.

Neighbours prepare to battle it out on the tennis court

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:15pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Neighbours Jack Draper from Ashtead and Sutton's Brendan Murphy go head to head tomorrow (Wednesday) for a place in the U14s Nike Junior Tennis Championships final.









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