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Jacob: Our focus is on the league

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:38:20 GMT

AFC Aldermaston manager Declan Jacob wants to focus more on the league then any of the cup competitions his side are in. The Atom Men went back to the top of the Hellenic League Division 1 East on Saturday after a 3-1 victory away to Penn & Tylers Green. They recorded their sixth win of the season t

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Lead opens up for Q Associates

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:28:44 GMT

Q ASSOCIATES opened up a two-point gap at the top of the Newbury Netball League after beating second-placed Newbury 4x4 Centre 1 31-25. Only goal difference separated them before the game, and that showed in a tight first quarter that ended 9-9. Goal Keepers Annabelle Akintoye for Q and Rachel Simpk

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NEWBURY & Thatcham men’s first team fell to their first defeat in Regional 2 of the Mid, Berks, Bucks & Oxon league as they went down 2-0 away to Oxford 2nd. Newbury struggled to make an impression and  Oxford went ahead from a short corner. Play went from end-to-end, but Oxford defended well and th

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Kintbury remain focussed on title defence

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:27:42 GMT

KINTBURY Rangers manager Michael McNally says his side hasn’t won anything yet as they prepare for Saturday’s game with Purton. Kintbury have enjoyed a strong start to the Corsham Print Wiltshire League campaign and have won nine of their 11 games so far. But McNally is not getting carried away and

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Dolan pleased with Tadley response

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:21:11 GMT

TADLEY Calleva manager Danny Dolan was pleased to see a response from his side, but feels they deserved more than a point against Cowes Sports. Tadley drew 1-1 with their Sydenham Wessex Premier rivals after coming from a goal down when Jez Conway opened the scoring. Although they salvaged a point,

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GB call for father and son

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:07:51 GMT

A father and son from Thatcham will represent Great Britain Lions under-19 American Football team against the Netherlands in Arnhem on Saturday. Dominic De Monte, formerly a student at Trinity School, where he was a sports team captain for two years, is  in his first year at Oxford Brookes Universit

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Jones on target as Ladies draw

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:28:09 GMT

HANNAH Jones was on target for Newbury & Thatcham Ladies first team – but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Marlow 2nd. It’s the fifth time in seven games that Newbury have drawn in the Trysport 3 Counties Premier 1 and as a result, they’re fifth in the table – despite not yet losing a game. So

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NEWBURY Blues head coach Paul Archer is focussing on one game at a time, starting with this weekend’s trip to Old Centralians. The Monks Lane club have won all nine of their South West 1 East games this season – picking up try bonus points in every clash. They lead the division by seven points, ahea

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It's Groundhog Day for Robinson's men

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:23:06 GMT

THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson believes his side has been out of luck in recent weeks. The Kingfishers crashed to their seventh defeat of the season in the Southern League Division 1 South when they lost 2-0 against Moneyfields at Waterside Park on Saturday. Two second-half goals from Steve Hu

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FORMER St Bartholomew pupil Ollie Hassell-Collins has set his sights on playing for England under-20s in the Six Nations and junior rugby World Cup. The 19-year-old made his senior debut for London Irish – playing 80 minutes in their 38-29 victory against Cornish Pirates – on October 27. Not only di

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HUNGERFORD Town player/manager says his side will relish the opportunity when they host Billericay Town this weekend. Saturday’s opponents are currently top of the National League South and are enjoying life in their debut season after they were promoted from the Isthmian League last year. Despite B

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ENGLAND Women’s head coach Simon Middleton praised the support from Newbury’s rugby community as international rugby returned to Monks Lane on Tuesday night.  Hundreds of Newburians and players from men’s and women’s rugby clubs across Berkshire gathered at the home of Newbury RFC as England Women’s

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Winter Carnival preview night at Newbury

more / Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:53:15 GMT

AHEAD of two days of high-class racing action, don’t miss the opportunity to have your card marked by a star-studded panel of experts at the official Ladbrokes Winter Carnival Preview Night, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Taking place on the eve of the two-day meeting, Thursday, 29 November 201

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A double from Hungerford Town defender Marvel Ekpiteta was enough to see them beat Beaconsfield Town 2-0 at Bulpit Lane and progress into the third round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup. It was the visitors who started brighter in the cup game as they forced the games first shot on target. Beaconsfi

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Away clash for Town in FA Trophy

more / Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:03:25 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town have been drawn away to Dorchester Town in the third-qualifying round of the FA Trophy, which will be played on Saturday, November 24.  It's the first game that Ian Herring's side will play in this year's competition as they are a National League South club. Dorchester - who play in

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LAMBOURN trainer Nicky Henderson got off to a fantastic start at Newbury as the first jump fixture of the season took place. Henderson, who will be targeting his fourth Ladbrokes Trophy in three weeks time, recorded two victories on Thursday and almost had a third, only for a photo finish to deny hi

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Newbury keep their unbeaten start alive

more / Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:20:03 GMT

NEWBURY & Thatcham men’s 1st XI continued their unbeaten start in the Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional Division 2 with a 3-0 win at Phoenix & Ranelagh. Newbury took the lead from a short corner as the ball was played to Kevin Randall, who scored at the back post. Dan Paynter doubled the lead

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Robinson: We're itching to make it right

more / Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:45:04 GMT

THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson has called on his players to bounce back after they suffered a 6-2 defeat to Cirencester Town on Saturday. A hat-trick from Ben Whitehead helped Cirencester avenge their FA Trophy defeat to The Kingfishers at Waterside Park last month. Henry Spalding scored twice

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NEWBURY & Thatcham Ladies 2nd were denied victory over Abingdon by a last-gasp equaliser at Henwick on Saturday. The home side looked to be heading for victory in Trysport Three Counties Division 1 as they led 3-2 before that late goal earned Abingdon a 3-3 draw. Despite starting the game well, Newb

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Herring demands more from Town

more / Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:07:20 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town player/manager Ian Herring wants to see ‘hunger, desire and a will to win games’ in his side as they attempt to climb out of the National League South relegation zone. The Crusaders suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat at the hands of bottom-of-the-league Weston-super-Mare on Saturday, l

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