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Keifer strikes for Johnson Houghton

more / Sat, 18 May 2019 11:40:26 GMT

OWNER-breeder Spencer Chapman, who narrowly missed out on a famous win in the 2008 Melbourne Cup when Bauer was beaten a nose, hopes to return to Australia with a new candidate after Keifer secured his first victory at Newbury on Friday. The half-brother of Bauer, Keifer demonstrated the potential o

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Aldermaston fall at the final hurdle

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 19:57:58 GMT

AFC Aldermaston suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Wantage Town in the final of the Reading Senior Cup at Reading's Madejski Stadium on Friday night. Wantage opened scoring after 23 minutes when the ball fell to winger Jack Dunmall on the left-wing. The midfielder had time and space before curling

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Tadley Calleva announce new manager

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 15:24:00 GMT

TADLEY Calleva has today (Friday) announced the appointment of Adam Clark as the new first-team manager. After former manager Danny Dolan stepped down last week, the Barlows Park club were made to find a replacement for the 2019/20 campaign. Clark, who has gained experience with Basingstoke Town, wi

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We'll have pictures and reaction to Lockinge Day in next week's Newbury Weekly News - out on Thursday. And that's all from us folks! Thanks for following our LIVE BLOG over the past two days of racing at Newbury Racecourse. It's a victory for Maidstone trainer Linda Jewell in the final race of the w

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FALKLAND 1st team captain Jason Williams has praised his side’s performance, despite falling to defeat against Cove on Saturday. Falkland suffered a four-wicket defeat away from home in their opening game of the Thames Valley Division 1 campaign. “It was an excellent performance with mixed emotions,

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Balding hoping for King Power glory

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 08:41:19 GMT

ANDREW Balding, trainer of Beat The Bank, is hoping he can provide owners King Power Racing Co Ltd with their first Group 1 winner in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday.  The five-year-old has staked a claim for this weekend’s showpiece after winning the Group 2 bet365 M

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Dolan waves goodbye to Tadley

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 15:41:28 GMT

DANNY Dolan believes it was the ‘right time’ to take a break and step down as manager of Tadley Calleva. The decision was made last weekend by Dolan, who called time on his Tadley career after eight seasons in charge. And although he hasn’t left to join another team, he felt it was time to step away

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Jacob relishing Madejski challenge

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 14:32:31 GMT

AFC Aldermaston manager Declan Jacob believes his side have ‘nothing to lose’ when they face Wantage Town in the final of the Reading Senior Cup at the Madejski Stadium on Friday night. Wantage, who won the Hellenic Premier Division, are favourites to lift the trophy, but Jacob is confident his play

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Ken Condon is hoping Romanised can upset the odds again and deliver victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes with his first runner after following a similar path to 12 months ago with last year’s surprise Irish 2,000 Guineas winner. Romanised sprang a 25-1 shock in the Curragh Classic last year thre

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Experience is helping Lauren to develop

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 12:45:00 GMT

FORMER Hungerford cricket club player Lauren Bell is pleased to be featuring in more games as the new season is up and running. Bell has played in each of Berkshire’s county championship games, where they have won all three, including last weekend’s 74-run win against Somerset. “We have a really str

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PATRICK Chambers has admitted that he only wants to ‘look forward’ after recently becoming the new chairman of Hungerford Town. Chambers, alongside vice-chairman Carl Reader, has only been in the job a matter of weeks and is already looking ahead to the future. The pair were speaking about the curre

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Cup joy for Kintbury

more / Fri, 10 May 2019 13:47:01 GMT

KINTBURY Rangers boss Michael McNally was delighted that his side has picked up some silverware after a strong campaign. Rangers beat Corsham Print Wiltshire League rivals Wroughton 3-2 in the final of the Fountain Trophy Senior at Corsham on Saturday with Shaun Thorp, Jamie Gannon and Fabio Pinto a

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Accidental Agent will stake a claim

more / Fri, 10 May 2019 10:38:42 GMT

EVE Johnson Houghton’s Group 1-winning colt Accidental Agent will make his seasonal reappearance in the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, May 18.  The five-year-old, bred and owned by Eve’s mother, Gaie Johnson Houghton, finished sixth behind Rhododendron in last y

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HUNGERFORD Town Football Club stars recently gave some expert coaching to pupils at the town’s John O’Gaunt School. Striker Danilo Orsi-Dadomo and defender Marvel Ekpiteta ran a training session with 11 to 13-year-olds before following up with a question-and-answer session. The players gave a short

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Falkland get set for season opener

more / Thu, 09 May 2019 15:55:01 GMT

FALKLAND 1st XI captain Jason Williams is expecting a tough opening fixture as the Thames Valley Cricket League kicks off this weekend. The Wash Common side travels to Cove on Saturday to face a side that finished runners-up in Division 1 last season. And with champions Cookham Dean being promoted t

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Metalli strikes Gold for Oxford

more / Thu, 09 May 2019 14:24:06 GMT

WOOLTON Hill rower Katie Metalli won gold at the fourth attempt as Oxford Brookes triumphed in the British University & Colleges Sports National Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham at the weekend. After having won three silver medals in 2016 and 2017, the 23-year-old rower face

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Sugden stays on track for Tokyo

more / Thu, 09 May 2019 11:12:00 GMT

LOUISE Sugden has moved up to fifth in the Para Powerlifting world rankings, increasing her chances of reaching the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year. The 34-year-old has to finish in the top eight of the qualification rankings to make it to Japan. But although she remains in a strong position, there

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HUNGERFORD Town defender Marvel Ekpiteta clinched a clean sweep of awards at the club’s annual end-of-season presentations last week. The 23-year-old won the Manager’s, Players’ and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards after a tremendous season for the club. And Ekpiteta  praised the support from m

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Mortimer get set for cup final

more / Wed, 08 May 2019 11:28:15 GMT

MORTIMER and Marlow United will go head-to-head this evening (7pm) in the final of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Senior Cup, held at Reading's Madejski Stadium. The two Thames Valley Premier League side's lock horns for the fourth time this season, with Marlow winning two of those meetings. United's l

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DANNY Robinson believes Thatcham Town have ‘built a base’ to work on for the next few seasons. The Kingfishers ended their Southern League Division 1 South campaign in 11th place after a 1-0 home defeat to Slimbridge on Saturday. And although they lost, Robinson was pleased with how they performed i

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