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Hungerford Town boss Danny Robinson is ready for more challenges next season

more / Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:29:00 GMT

HUNGERFORD Town manager Danny Robinson is now more determined than ever to succeed in the National League South next season after getting a taste of league experience. The 35-year-old was in the middle of his first season in charge at Bulpit Lane when the campaign was declared null and void last wee

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BARRY Geraghty is backing Champ to win next month’s WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup and insists his former partner is “the biggest threat to Al Boum Photo” after being impressed by his performance at Newbury on Sunday. The Irishman retired as the second most successful jockey in The Festival’s history

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NEWBURY has another darts player to represent the town as Jason Heaver secured a PDC Tour Card at the Qualifying Schools Final on Monday. Heaver will compete on the PDC ProTour for the first time after he came through the field in the UK Qualifying School to win a Tour Card on day two. A production

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CARYS Cox made her eagerly-anticipated return from injury for Worcester Warriors as they suffered a narrow 17-10 defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the Women’s Allianz Premier 15s. The 22-year-old has been out of action since October, due to an ongoing knee injury which required surgery. After the operation

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TRAINER Harry Whittington has been discussing his options ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, which kicks off on March 16. He was due to see two of his stable stars, Simply The Betts and Saint Calvados, run this weekend, but they will now head straight to Cheltenham. Simply The Betts won the Brown Adv

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SEVEN Barrows trainer Nicky Henderson has explained why his plans for Altior and Champ have changed ahead of the re-arranged Betfair Super Saturday meeting at Newbury. The racing, which includes the Betfair Hurdle, the Betfair Denman Chase and the Betfair Cheltenham Free Bet Pot Builder Chase, regis

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HUNGERFORD Town will not be able to continue their incredible National League South campaign after it was announced the season will be declared null and void. Teams across the National League system [Premier, North and South] were voting throughout February to determine the outcome of the season. Th

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CLUBS in the National League South and North have voted to declare their season null and void after the results of the vote on Thursday evening were announced. At the start of February, clubs in the National League System were given the option to vote on the outcome of the current season. The 66 clu

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HUNGERFORD Town manager Danny Robinson has backed his players to respond against Hemel Hempstead Town after back-to-back defeats in the National League South. The Crusaders suffered a 3-2 away defeat to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday before losing 4-0 at Oxford City three days later. Robinson knows

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FORMER Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager Harry Redknapp said he would prefer to watch an afternoon of racing at Newbury over any other sporting event. The 73-year-old owns the Ben Pauling-trained Shakem Up’Arry, who has been entered into the £125,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury - which has

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THE Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse will be rescheduled for next week, after the track failed an early inspection due to freezing conditions. Sub zero temperatures has hit West Berkshire, and most parts of the country this week, and it was doubtful that racing would be able to take plac

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NEWBURY Racecourse will complete an inspection of the track at 8.30am on Friday, ahead of this weekend's Betfair Super Saturday. Freezing conditions throughout the week has put the meeting in doubt, but the covers have been on the track all week and they will stay on until Friday's inspection. Speak

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THATCHAM Town chairman Dave Melin believes it will be difficult for the Southern League to complete the 2020/21 football season. The Kingfishers haven’t played a league match since November 3, due to coronavirus restrictions putting a stop to ‘non-elite’ sport. Town have only played eight games this

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HUNGERFORD Town chairman Patrick Chambers is confident that the National League South campaign will be able to finish, despite issues with government funding. It’s been recently announced that the next instalment of funding would be provided in the form of loans rather than grants. As a result of th

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NICKY Henderson has confirmed that Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Santini will run in the re-arranged Cotswold Chase on Saturday. The nine-year-old was due to line-up in the Grade 2 contest at Cheltenham last weekend, but the meeting was cancelled due to the course being waterlogged. As a result, the

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NICKY Henderson has insisted that Buveur D’Air will run in the Champion Hurdle at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The 10-year-old, who won the race two years running in 2017 and 2018, made his long-awaited return at Haydock on Saturday. Buveur D’Air finished second to Navajo Pass in the New One Uni

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PARA-powerlifter Louise Sugden admitted that it’s been "difficult to stay motivated" during training sessions since the coronavirus pandemic began. Sugden has not been in competition since achieving gold at last year’s Para Powerlifting World Cup in the up to 86kg category. The lockdown restrictions

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FORMER Hungerford Cricket Club player Lauren Bell has been selected to represent Southern Brave for this summer’s The Hundred competition. The new tournament, which was due to take place last summer, will see eight teams compete across seven cities. Each side will bat for up to 100 balls and there w

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HUNGERFORD Town chairman Patrick Chambers has been left frustrated with the way the funding for the National League has been handled. Clubs across the National League system (Premier, North and South) started their league campaigns in October after receiving £10m in grants from the Government. But a

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THE Government have confirmed that £10 million of emergency support will be provided for football clubs at steps 3-6 of the National League system. Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has announced that teams who fall under this category will receive the funding to protect their immediate future over t

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