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Quins beat Leicester to stay in Premiership race

Your Local Guardian: Hanging in there: Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's Quins are still in the race

9:54pm Friday 18th April 2014

England full back Mike Brown's proved decisive as Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers 24-20 to stay in the race for a top four Premiership finish.

Brentford promotion is Warburton's greatest moment

Your Local Guardian: Delighted: Brentford boss mark Warburton was a happy man at the final whistle

8:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton will reflect on leading the club into the Championship as his greatest achievement, while celebrating Bees fans pinch themselves.

Sutton United’s Doswell is down dealing with a defensive dilemma

Your Local Guardian: Missing: The talisman Charlie Clough could be out for the remainder of the season           SP81948

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Sutton United’s Skrill South promotion dreams have been thrown into turmoil after boss Paul Doswell admitted they are facing a defensive nightmare.

Champions Surbition eye up league and cup double

Your Local 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.  

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Your Local 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.

Flowers shows no fear ahead of return to crash site

Your Local 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.

Eagles defender admits he may have upset Evertonian relatives

Your Local Guardian: Scouser Scott Dann may have some explaining to do to his Bluenose family members. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Scott Dann admitted he may have upset a few family members when he scored his first goal for Crystal Palace against Everton at Goodison Park.

Whyteleafe teeter on the edge of promotion as champions

Your Local Guardian: High hopes: John Fowler faces a weekend that could change everything for Whyteleafe                 SP72974

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Boss John Fowler is standing on the brink of writing a new chapter in the history of Whyteleafe FC.

Brentford deserve promotion and to stay in the Championship, says boss Warburton

Your Local Guardian: Deserving: Mark Warburton wants promotion sooner rather than later

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton wants promotion sooner rather than later, not least because his men deserve it.

Robertson's aiming to maintain top gear at Donington Park

Your Local 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.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Diversity is not just a dance group

Your Local Guardian: Visit: The PFA took time out to talk to us about diversity in the workplace

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

There are two things start to happen at the training grounds of football clubs around this time of year.

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

Your Local 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.

Ks spend money well on Laidler

Your Local Guardian: Influential: Kingstonian new boy Steve Laidler hooks the ball towards goal on Saturday

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Alan Dowson believes midfielder Steve Laidler is the man behind Kingstonian’s Ryman Premier League play-off charge.  

Fergie told Pulis to manage Palace

Your Local Guardian: Tony Pulis, pictured, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson influenced his decision to take the Crystal Palace job

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.

Striker excited by prospect of West Ham return

Your Local Guardian: Chamakh celebrates his winner

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh is looking forward to returning to West Ham when Crystal Palace visit Upton Park for a London derby this weekend.

Former Arsenal forward happy to do Gunners favour with Everton win

Your Local Guardian: No happy Arsenal return for former Gunners striker

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh admitted he was pleased to do his former club Arsenal a big favour last night by helping Crystal Palace stun Everton 3-2.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Your Local 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.

Cardiff City demand Crystal Palace are docked three points over leaked team-sheet claim

Your Local Guardian: Speculation: Tony Pulis has played down Cardiff City's "leak" claims

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cardiff City have demanded that Crystal Palace's three points picked up in Wales in April should be wiped out.

Hampton sharp shooter not motivated by personal accolades

Your Local Guardian: Firing blanks: Hampton players argue among themselves after Thamesmead Town took the lead on Saturday

5:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie Moone might be top of the Ryman Premier League goal scoring charts, but personal accolades do not motivate him.  

When the King of Carshalton met the Sultan of Sutton

Your Local Guardian: Stitch this: Ricky Boylan and Paul Doswell get up close and personal

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

Carshalton boxer Ricky Boylan returned to his childhood stomping ground on Saturday to watch Sutton United cement their place in the Skrill South play-offs.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Your Local 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. 

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

Your Local Guardian: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

Your Local Guardian: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Pulis speaks of Crystal Palace pride after safety all but guaranteed by Everton win

Your Local Guardian: Welsh roots: Tony Pulis watched Cardiff City as a young boy

10:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride about the fact Crystal Palace will be in the top flight again next season after reaching 40 points tonight at Goodison Park.

Eagles march on with stunning Toffees win

Your Local Guardian: High praise: Cameron Jerome is loving Palace under the leadership of Tony Pulis

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Crystal Palace recorded a fourth straight victory at Everton tonight to all but secure their Premier League status for another season.

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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.

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

Your Local 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.

Battle lines drawn in Esher for season ending derby clash

Your Local Guardian: Pride on the line: Esher coach Craig Chalmers

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Esher coach Craig Chalmers reckons his men have plenty to play for in their final game of a disappointing National Division One campaign – local pride.  

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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.

Palace and Brighton fans to go head to head for charity

Your Local Guardian: The two teams from last year (pic credit Seb Daly)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Rivalries will be set aside as Crystal Palace and Brighton fans go head to head for charity next month.

Ryman League round up week 34

Your Local Guardian: Bang: Dee Okejie's scores the Ks winner over Lowestoft on Saturday            DeadlinePix: BT84434

8:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kingstonian took another step towards cementing a play-off berth thanks to Dee Okejie’s winner over fellow promotion hopefuls Lowestoft.

Quill happy to put finishing touches on Welsh win

Your Local 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.

Pulis: We want Ince to stay at Crystal Palace

Your Local Guardian: Bit-part role: Tom Ince in action during the defeat to Southampton

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tony Pulis has revealed that Crystal Palace are keen to sign loanee Tom Ince on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens this summer.

Five star - Leatherhead secure home play-off with a stellar demolition of Crawley Down Gatwick

Your Local Guardian: Opener: Tom Parkinson grabbed the first goal in Leatherhead's 5-0 win at Crawley Down Gatwick

12:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

Leatherhead ripped into relegation-threatened Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday to secure another three points and home advantage in the Ryman Division One South play-off semi- finals.

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

Your Local 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.

All of the Time - The Villa takes it all

Your Local Guardian: Match winner: Jason Puncheon grabbed a second half winner against Aston Villa on Saturday                      SP81982

10:26am Monday 14th April 2014

For about five seconds on Saturday I found myself joining in with the "WE ARE STAYING UP, SAY WE ARE STAYING UP" chant.

Puncheon gives full credit to Pulis for his and Palace's revival

Your Local Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Crystal Palace’s man of the moment Jason Puncheon has praised Tony Pulis for turning his season around after giving the winger confidence to overcome his homecoming jitters.

Puncheon not convinced Eagles are safe yet despite Aston Villa success

Your Local Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:12am Monday 14th April 2014

Jason Puncheon is refusing to take survival for granted as Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park full of confidence after recording a third straight victory over relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Keeper in confident mood ahead of Everton trip

Your Local Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Julian Speroni says Crystal Palace head to Everton full of belief after three straight wins lifted the Eagles to the brink of safety.

Kingstonian boss not getting carried away with play-off charge

Your Local Guardian: On target: Ks midfielder Dee Okojie fires hoem the winner in Saturday's 1-0 triumph over Lowestoft Town

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson revealed there were no celebrations after Saturday's 1-0 win over Lowestoft Town - because the job of securing a Ryman Premeir League play-off spot was still to be done.

Warburton pleased despite Swindon defeat for Brentford

Your Local Guardian: Off: Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw saw red early in the second half after picking up a second yellow card

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton was far from disappointed with his side's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

Your Local 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.

Puncheon backs Pulis for award

Your Local Guardian: Tony Pulis has led Crystal Palace up the table

1:57pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Crystal Palace match-winner Jason Puncheon believes Tony Pulis would be a worthy winner of the Barclays Premier League manager of the year award, with the Eagles now all but safe following victory over Aston Villa.

Mace’s third triumph leads the way for Surrey

Your Local 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.  

Brentford promotion charge stalls at Swindon

Your Local Guardian: Off: Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw saw red early in the second half after picking up a second yellow card

12:01pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Brentford's promotion charge stalled as they lost 1-0 to Swindon Town at the County Ground on Saturday.

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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.  




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