Wandsworth Guardian: Sport

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Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Wandsworth Guardian: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Champions Surbition eye up league and cup double

Wandsworth Guardian: Champagne moment: Former England international Chloe Strong breaks open bubbly after Surbiton lifted the Women's Hockey League title

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

After a perfect weekend, Surbiton Ladies captain Sarah Haycroft is now out to wrap up a perfect season.  

Flowers shows no fear ahead of return to crash site

Wandsworth Guardian: Oulton calling: Matt Flowers begins a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge title this weekend

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Banstead motorhead Matt Flowers is returning to the scene of last season’s major crash to kick-start a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

Robertson's aiming to maintain top gear at Donington Park

Wandsworth Guardian: Man with a plan: Charlie Robertson from Whyteleafe

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Whyteleafe motor ace Charlie Robertson is confident of keeping his superb early season momentum rolling at Donington Park this weekend in the latest rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

Quins chief O’Shea tells fans to get behind his men for Tigers showdown - Let's be having you

Wandsworth Guardian: Show me love: Ugo Monye leads the celebrations during a win over London Welsh last season and Conor O’Shea wants more of the same tonight	SP70080

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Director of rugby Conor O’Shea has called on Quins fans to roar his men on to the Premiership play-offs as they go big game hunting.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Wandsworth Guardian: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Wandsworth Guardian: horse racing - zxc

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

There are meetings at both Cheltenham and Newmarket today as we head into the Easter weekend. 

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

Wandsworth Guardian: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Rosslyn Park must wait for title decider

Wandsworth Guardian: Break away: Park’s Will Bowley gets away from the Hull defence 	         Picture: David Whittam

4:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rosslyn Park fans face an agonising wait before the defining weekend of the National League One season.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

Wandsworth Guardian: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Grima's London marathon joy

Wandsworth Guardian: Top running: Claire Grima finished sixth in the women's over-35s London marathon

4:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's Claire Grima finished a brilliant sixth in the women's over-35 championship race in Sunday's London marathon.

Vieux Lion Rouge tipped to win first race at Cheltenham's Easter meeting

Wandsworth Guardian: CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Darville's Tips: With an eventful week of racing ahead, this weeks tips begin with a day at Cheltenham where the two day Easter meeting begins today.

Baillie: New signings can fire Scottish to Championship top four next year

Wandsworth Guardian: Delighted to have him: London Scottish coach James Buckland is pleased with the capture of Peter Lydon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie reckons the capture of Stade Francais full back Peter Lydon is a sign of the club's ambition to break into the Championship top four next term.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Wandsworth Guardian: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

Wandsworth Guardian: This one’s for you: Bradley Skeete dedicated Saturday’s win to his late manager Dean Powell

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Battersea boxer Bradley Skeete promised to shut up his critics, and he did just that with a ruthless display at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Quill happy to put finishing touches on Welsh win

Wandsworth Guardian: Running with the ball: London Welsh flanker John Quill bursts through the jersey defence at the Kassam stadium on Saturday

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

John Quill made the most of his first start for London Welsh to lay down a marker ahead of the club’s Greene King IPA Championship semi-final next month.

Herne Hill Harriers bring home the wares from first open meeting of the season

Wandsworth Guardian: Speedy: Barbara Folayan, 12, in action over 100m                  All pictures: SP84354

12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted their first open track & field meeting of the season at the club's Tooting Bec headquarters on Saturday.

Herne Hill trio break into the top 60 at the London marathon

Wandsworth Guardian: Top 60 finisher: Abdi Madar finished the London marathon in two hours 32 minutes 30 seconds - enough for 57th

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Alan O'Shea, James Mason and Abdi Madar led the Herne Hill Harriers' charge at the Virgin London marathon, with the three athletes finishing inside the top 60s.

Croydon Harriers' day in the London marathon sunshine

Wandsworth Guardian: Pounding the streets: Neil Aikman in action in the Virgin London marathon

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 30 Croydon Harriers were in action at the full and mini versions of the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

Rosslyn Park do all they can, but the Doncaster still hold all the cards

Wandsworth Guardian: Try: Scott Sneddon gets on the scoresheet at Hull Ionians                        Pictures: David Whittam

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Rosslyn Park could not have done more to state their case as potential National League One champions than a 10-try, 60-12 win at Hull Ionians.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

Wandsworth Guardian: Demba Ba scored another crucial goal for Chelsea

6:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Demba Ba struck another priceless goal following his Champions League heroics to keep Chelsea firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Mace’s third triumph leads the way for Surrey

Wandsworth Guardian: Jump to it: Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers Rhianna Reynolds takes part in the high jump at the Hercules Wimbledon Young Athlete's open last Sunday

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Sophie Mace’s third national sportshall athletics shot title in as many years helped Surrey U15 girls lift the team title in Manchester last Sunday.  

House of Payne: One rule for the rich and another for the rest

Wandsworth Guardian: Good times: Ex-Ks striker Tony Reid won the Surrey Senior Cup under Ian McDonald in 2006

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It hardly made headline news – even in these parts – but Kingstonian were thrown out of the Surrey Senior Cup last month for fielding an ineligible player against Ash United, writes John Payne.  

Buckland excited by Millar time in the Scottish centres

Wandsworth Guardian: Twinkle toes: Lee Millar will try out a new position today

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland is excited to be unleashing Lee Millar in the centres for the first time, write Andy Weston.  

Kingston chairman eyes one last hurrah for Surrey safety

Wandsworth Guardian: Well done sone: Luke Burge, left, is congratulated by Ryan Seymour after scoring a crucial try for Kingston

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Kingston chairman Graeme Maisey is hoping one last hurrah can save the club from Surrey Division One relegation today.  

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

Wandsworth Guardian: All set: The Virgin London Marathon gets underway tomorrow morning

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Husband and wife marathon running duo David and Claire Grima head a dozen-strong Hercules Wimbledon contingent running in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Tonga'uiha out to repay Welsh faith

Wandsworth Guardian: On the charge: Hudson Tonga'uiha in action against Cornish Pirates during the 2012 Championship play-offs

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Centre Hudson Tonga’uiha is out to repay London Welsh’s patience by taking the exiles back to the Premiership, writes Damian Dolan.  

Gourlay: Courtois can face Chelsea

Wandsworth Guardian: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be free to play for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea

11:43am Friday 11th April 2014

Chelsea's own goalkeeper is poised to stand between them and a place in the Champions League final after the 2012 winners were drawn to play Thibaut Courtois' Atletico Madrid.

Magath's ranks bolstered by trio

Wandsworth Guardian: Scott Parker could bolster Fulham's ranks against Norwich

4:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

Fulham manager Felix Magath could welcome back three players for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Norwich on Saturday.

Weekend racing tips include one for Crystal Palace fans at Newbury

Wandsworth Guardian: WINNER: Grand National winner Pineau De Re with trainer Dr Richard Newland at the stables in Claines

2:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Darville's Tips: After a mildly successful Aintree with 5 winners, 4 places and the ante-post 33/1 each-way place for Balthazar King, here are my tips for this weekend.

Surbiton put Kettle on for Euro fate wait

Wandsworth Guardian: you beauty: Surbiton's men celebrate securing a third place Championship play-off finish      Picture: Tom Haigh

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Surbiton goalkeeper David Kettle revealed he was at a loss to celebrate  his Championship play-offs exploits on Sunday – because he is  not used to being the hero.  

Evans: Quins' Sharks clash is like a cup final

Wandsworth Guardian: Spot on: Quins fly half Nick Evans is back to his place kicking best after a slow start to the season

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Quins fly-half Nick Evans knows his men are in the Premiership’s last chance saloon.  

Chelsea face Atletico in Champions League semi

Wandsworth Guardian: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

2:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

Today's semi-final draw pitted Jose Mourinho's men against the Primera Division leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Care's revenge mission can boost Quins play-off campaign

Wandsworth Guardian: Talking point: Quins Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the HSBC National Schools Sevens

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Danny Care’s summer plans may yet save Harlequins’ Premiership campaign, writes Pippa Field.  

Croydon tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association over 'racial discrimination'

Wandsworth Guardian: Isaac Stoute

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A South Croydon tennis player is suing the sport's British governing body over alleged racial discrimination.

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals

Wandsworth Guardian: Among the goals: Jack Midson scored the winner over Cheltenham Town                      Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley – give me the starts, and I’ll give you the goals.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Young athletes come home as records fall

Wandsworth Guardian: Ready to go: Hercules Wimbledon’s Diego Leyenda battles hard in the javelin competition 	DeadlinePix SP84216

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC welcomed home its Young Athletes Open meeting after 33 years, leading athletics coach Rob Russell to proclaim the atmosphere as the best yet.

Chelsea can improve dodgy away form at Swansea

Wandsworth Guardian: Ball boy Charlie Morgan is led away after being kicked by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

9:10am Friday 11th April 2014

Bridge Banter: The memory of the Blues’ Carling Cup defeat in Wales a year ago is still raw for the boys in blue.

Rosslyn Park keep pace with the Knights, but time is running out

Wandsworth Guardian: Bang: Harry Broadbent bursts through to score for Park in Saturday's win over Coventry          Picture: David Whittam

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Rosslyn Park head coach Alex Codling reckons the final five minutes of Saturday's 32-10 win over Coventry encapsulated everything about their season.

Twickenham's title hopes are dashed - but there is still the promotion play-off

Wandsworth Guardian: Contrasting emotions: Old Priorians celebrate the key score that gave them a 28-20 bonus point triumph over Twickenham to leave the home side’s title hopes in tatters

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Despite his disappointment in defeat to Old Priorians, Twickenham’s head of senior rugby Andy Rees paid homage to his side’s conquerors.  

Dunn the young gun can see a brighter Surrey sun

Wandsworth Guardian: Young talent: Matt Dunn believes he, and the likes of Rory Burns, pictured, will thrive under coach Graham Ford this season

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Surrey fast bowler Matt Dunn has turned the trauma of relegation to County Championship Division Two into a force for good.

Chelsea playmaker Hazard out for two weeks

Wandsworth Guardian: Eden Hazard launches Chelsea Asian Star programme

10:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

Eden Hazard will be out for at least of two weeks, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Risk and reward for Mourinho

Wandsworth Guardian: Jose Mourinho's side are into the semi-finals

12:53pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Jose Mourinho praised his Chelsea players for embracing his high-risk strategy in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final success over Paris St Germain.

It's Demba Drog-ba says joyful Jose

Wandsworth Guardian: Jose Mourinho lauded Demba Ba, pictured, for his all-round performance

11:06am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lauded his much- maligned strike force and even compared Demba Ba to Didier Drogba after the Senegal striker fired the Blues into the Champions League semi-finals.

Ardley looks for justice for his hard-working Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Tough day: Will Antwi is dumped on his back in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers        Picture: David Purday

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Neal Ardley was all about justice after Dons’ 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Whyatt takes a giant step into the boxing ring with an eight-round title shot

Wandsworth Guardian: Title shot: Craig Whyatt goes for the vacant International Masters bronze belt at the end of this week

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Morden super-featherweight Craig Whyatt will be taking a giant step up the boxing ladder when he fights for the vacant International Masters bronze belt next week.

Ba caps brilliant Chelsea fightback

Wandsworth Guardian: Demba Ba's late goal won the game for Chelsea

9:46pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho dare to dream of European glory once more after overturning a two-goal deficit to advance to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Paris St Germain.

Mourinho hails "special" Blues

Wandsworth Guardian: Jose Mourinho, centre right, hailed his side's fighting spirit

11:21pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea's "special spirit" was key in overcoming Paris St Germain and will worry whoever is pitted against them in the Champions League semi-finals.

Striker returns to the north with a ringing endorsement of AFC Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian: Back home: Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough

6:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Striker Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough after his three-month loan spell at the Cherry Red Records stadium came to an end.

Croydon Harriers news: Sprinters sparkle at open meeting

Wandsworth Guardian: Running man: Patrick Lewis, third from right, finished fifth in the Dave Clarke mile clocking four minutes 36 seconds

9:42am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Croydon Harriers began the summer campaign at the Wimbledon Young Athletes open meeting on Sunday.









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