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Archer's joy as Blues hit back in style

more / Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:35:00 GMT

NEWBURY Blues head coach Paul Archer was thrilled with the response his side showed in their 59-10 win against Wimborne. The Monks Lane club have won both South West 1 East games since the turn of the year, but Archer admitted the performance against Trowbridge on January 5 wasn’t their best. Howeve

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Langford: We don't fear anyone

more / Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:42:38 GMT

NEWBURY FC player/manager Danny Langford believes his side’s first goal set the tone for their comeback victory in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-final. Newbury beat higher opposition in Buckingham Athletic on Saturday, coming from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 and progress to the last f

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LIZZIE Kelly is relishing the prospect of having another chance to win the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle on her stable’s latest up and coming horse Monsieur Lecoq. Kelly guided Agrapart, trained by her stepfather Nick Williams, to land Britain’s richest handicap hurdle at Newbury in 2016 and puts Monsieur

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Town still have play-offs in their sights

more / Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:22:38 GMT

DANNY Robinson was left disappointed after seeing Thatcham Town fall to a 3-0 home defeat against Melksham Town on Tuesday evening. Luke Ballinger and Olly Webb gave the visitors a 2-0 lead at half-time before Brad Norris made sure of the points in the second-half. Kingfishers’ defeat came just thre

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THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson believes fatigue played a big part in Saturday’s 1-0 away defeat to Slimbridge. Will Hawes scored an 85th-minute winner for the hosts to deny the Kingfishers at least a point and end their five-game unbeaten run. It was Town’s ninth defeat of the season, but afte

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Archer believes there is more to come

more / Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:33:56 GMT

NEWBURY Blues head coach Paul Archer will be hoping his side can shake off their Christmas hangover when they travel to Wimborne in the South West 1 South on Saturday. Blues returned to action last weekend as they edged past Trowbridge 22-14 at Monks Lane to maintain their 100-per-cent record after

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Ollie gets England call

more / Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:36:00 GMT

FORMER St Bartholomew student Ollie Hassell-Collins is both nervous and excited for the upcoming under-20s Six Nations Championships. The 19-year-old, who plays for London Irish, was selected to represent England for both the Six Nations and the World Rugby under-20 Championship in Argentina. Hassel

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HUNGERFORD Town’s match-winner Darren Foxley believes the club are finally clicking after they beat promotion hopefuls Concord Rangers on Saturday. The Crusaders winger scored both goals – including an 86th minute winner – as they beat Concord 2-1 at Bulpit Lane. The three points, along with a win a

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Luke leaps up world rankings

more / Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:39:43 GMT

LUKE Humphries has set his sights on becoming the world youth champion after a memorable few weeks at the World Darts Championships. The 23-year-old from Newbury reached the quarter-finals of the showpiece event at Alexandra Palace, but fell short of the semi-finals after losing 5-1 to world number

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Entries announced for Betfair Hurdle

more / Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:05:32 GMT

NIGEL Twiston-Davies is using a tried and trusted formula in the pursuit of a third success in six years in the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 9 for which 55 entries are revealed today. The Gloucestershire trainer hopes Al Dancer, who is unbeaten in three starts over hurdles, can rep

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End of an era as Osgood waves goodbye

more / Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:01:00 GMT

RICHARD Osgood, Newbury’s long-standing clerk of the course, ended a 39-year association with the course on Saturday. Osgood became assistant to his father Frank, who was part of the management team from 1947 until he retired in 1990, estates manager and then clerk of the course. He has been part of

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Trowbridge test for title-chasing Blues

more / Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:19:40 GMT

NEWBURY Blues will look to maintain their march towards the South West 1 East title on Saturday when they return to action after the Christmas break. Blues, who are 16 points clear at the top, entertain Trowbridge at Monks Lane (3pm) following a two-week lay-off and they will be determined to make i

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'Best yet' as Town topple Totton

more / Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:55:54 GMT

THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson admitted that his side’s 3-0 win against AFC Totton was the best home performance they have produced this season. The three points on New Year’s Day saw the Kingfishers jump above their opponents and into 10th place in the Southern League Division 1 South. A pena

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Humphries proud of 'greatest achievement'

more / Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:08:00 GMT

NEWBURY’S Luke Humphries caused the shock of the tournament at the World Darts Championships. The 23-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the showpiece event at Alexandra Palace where his incredible journey came to an end against world number six Michael Smith. However, en route to the last eight

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Crusaders move out of drop zone

more / Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:42:00 GMT

PLAYER/manager Ian Herring is delighted as his Hungerford Town side have picked up points to match their performances in recent weeks. The Crusaders collected their fifth win of the National League South season as they beat promotion hopefuls Oxford City 2-1 away from home to move out of the relegat

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Thatcham hit Totton for three

more / Tue, 01 Jan 2019 16:53:00 GMT

THATCHAM Town got off to a winning start in 2019 as they beat AFC Totton 3-0 at Waterside Park with Shane Cooper-Clark hitting a brace while Josh Helmore also found the net. Just two points separated the two sides heading into the encounter but it was the Kingfishers who struck first just before the

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NEWBURY ace Luke Humphries completed a stunning comeback to beat reigning world darts champion Rob Cross 4-2 at Alexandra Palace. The 23-year-old missed a number of early opportunities to strike and found himself 2-0 down in the opening stages of the last-16 clash on Friday evening. But two instrume

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Gallery: Hungerford FC vs Oxford City

more / Fri, 28 Dec 2018 12:17:00 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town player/manager Ian Herring admitted that a point against Oxford City on Boxing Day was a fair result, writes LIAM HEADD. The Crusaders drew 1-1 with the in-form club at Bulpit Lane as Darren Foxley free-kick cancelled out an early goal from Kyran Wiltshire. And after the game, Herrin

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LUKE Humphries has set up a clash with defending champion Rob Cross in the last-16 of the World Darts Championship in London. The Newbury ace beat Belgium's Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 at Alexandra Palace to continue his remarkable performance in the showpiece. The 23-year-old raced into a two-set lea

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Patterson romps to victory at Racecourse

more / Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:38:02 GMT

ANNA Patterson clinched victory in the 11th round of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday. The Banjo Cycles rider won the under-12 girls race on another successful day for the Newbury-based club. Paul Lloyd won Vets 40 races and there were second places for Amelia Cox in the

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