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AFC Wimbledon: Long happy to have helped Dons survive

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12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Ex-Dons midfielder Stacy Long may be plying his trade in the Ryman Premier League now, but he is more than happy to have played his part in securing his old side’s League Two survival.

Bridge Banter: Will beautiful game return for Chelsea-Man City clash?

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8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

With both Chelsea and Manchester City faltering in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho’s warning ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash between the sides has an even greater ring of menace.

AFC Wimbledon: Francomb wants to prove himself worth a new deal with Dons

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

George Francomb is in the last year of his Dons contract and has started the season like his professional future depends on it.

Williams: Surbiton should have scored more

Your Local Guardian:

4:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Surbiton men’s head coach Todd Williams admitted the occasion may have got to his men on Super Saturday.

Harlequins: O'Shea fears Saracens have scarred Quins for season

Your Local Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Director of rugby Conor O’Shea fears Harlequins may feel the effect of last week’s humiliation by Saracens all season.

Brentford: No more Mr Nice Guy from Bees boss Warburton?

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton is considering ditching his Mr Nice Guy approach when it comes to arguing his case with the men in black.

Brentford 0-3: Norwich City: Ruthless City leave Bees to rue missed opportunities

Your Local Guardian:

10:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A John Ruddy-inspired Norwich City performed a smash and grab raid on Brentford's fine start to the Championship campaign on Tuesday.

Hampton & Richmond: Dowson wants old Ks backroom team at Beveree

Your Local Guardian:

5:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

New Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson has revealed he is in talks with his former Kingstonian backroom team to join him at the Beveree.

Burnley clean sheet provides welcome boost for Eagles defender

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney was buoyed by the Eagles’ first clean sheet of the season against Burnley and believes there are plenty of positives going forward.

Crystal Palace: Zaha has the x-factor

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Damien Delaney reckons the return of Wilfried Zaha can give the Eagles a fresh cutting edge.

Surbiton sign Kiwi King for triple title push

Your Local Guardian:

2:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Surbiton Ladies head coach Brett Garrard is preparing for a three pronged attack on silverware this term with the addition of New Zealand international Julia King to his squad, writes Colin Pike.

London Welsh: Burnell still smarting over individual errors

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell was left smarting after the Exiles shipped 50 points for a second time in six days, but remains adamant the club can compete in the Aviva Premiership.

Palace penalty hero backs Warnock to make huge impact

Your Local Guardian:

9:44am Monday 15th September 2014

Julian Speroni believes Neil Warnock will have a huge impact at Selhurst Park after returning to the club for a second spell in charge.

Manchester United loan winger targets England return

Your Local Guardian:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

Wilfried Zaha is looking to force his way back into England reckoning after returning to the ground where he made his name and first caught the eye of Roy Hodgson in 2012.

Crystal Palace: Warnock slams international break after Selhurst return

Your Local Guardian:

9:05am Monday 15th September 2014

Neil Warnock took charge of his first game at Selhurst Park in his second spell as Crystal Palace manager and saw his side draw 0-0 against Burnley in the SE25 sun.

Brentford: Douglas header puts Bees fans in dream land

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8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas celebrates heading home what proved to be the winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 Championship triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion at Griffin Park.

Walton Casuals: Hams wants fresh start with Stags

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Walton Casuals boss Mark Hams is hoping the fact his side are already out of the FA Cup gives them the chance to get over a miserable start to the season.

Hampton & Richmond: McPherson excited by dawn of new Dowson era

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Hampton & richmond Borough chairman Steve McPherson believes the appointment of new manager Alan Dowson may have been written in the stars.

Hampton & Richmond: Dowson confirmed as new Beavers chief

Your Local Guardian:

9:04pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Hampton & Richmond Borough have confirmed former Kingstonian manager Alan Dowson as their new manager.

Kingstonian: McCollin and Hammond strike for cup win at Horsham

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Double strikes from Andre McCollin and Elvis Hammond fired Kingstonian into the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday.

Richmond: Hill delighted as Richmond hold off Esher fightback

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Richmond held off a thrilling Esher fightback to secure a narrow 30-25 National Division One triumph on Saturday.

Chessington's Montague tastes the difference at Sainsbury's Schools Games

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Chessington gymnast Amelia Montague admitted she exceeded her expectations and then some after winning two gold medals on debut at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games earlier this month, writes Jonathan Green.

House of Payne: Forget legacy, rugby World Cup is all about the money

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Ever thought you have to pay a premium for being English?

Man Utd loan winger shakes off injury scare to make second Selhurst debut

Your Local Guardian:

7:43pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Eagles boss Neil Warnock admitted it was touch and go whether returning winger Wilfried Zaha would actually be fit to face Burnley today.

Warnock not happy with impact of international break on returning Eagles players

Your Local Guardian:

7:12pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Neil Warnock has questioned why the international break went on for so long after Yannick Bolasie only made it back to training yesterday morning.

Corinthian Casuals: Howard loving life at the top of the table

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons the fact his players are not paid is behind their rise tot he Ryman Division One South summit this term – that and a mid-season trip to Brazil, at least.

Bridge Banter: Chelsea v Swansea at the top of the Premier League, who'd have thought it?

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

At the start of the new season you would have got long odds on the chances of this weekend’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash being Chelsea v Swansea.

Esher: It will be hard to stay on top this term says Schimd

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Esher might be at the summit of National Division One already, but director of rugby Mike Schmid admits it is going to take plenty of hard work to stay there.

Harlequins 0-39 Saracens: O'Shea fumes as Saracens crush Quins

Your Local Guardian:

9:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

Quins' title ambitions suffered a shattering mental blow as they were handed a harsh lesson in a 39-0 trashing from Saracens on Friday night.

St Leger Preview , Channel 4 Selections and Tips for Saturday 13th September

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7:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

St Leger Preview , Channel 4 Selections and Tips for Saturday 13th September, including Bath and Doncaster.

Kingstonian: Williams is well up for the FA Cup

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Kingstonian boss Tommy Williams has never reached the FA Cup first round proper as a player and is out to break that duck now he is a manager.

Brentford: Toral sets sights high at Bees

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Brentford loan star Jon Toral might be at the very beginning of his fledgling football career, but he has set his sights on reaching the top, writes Stuart Amos.

World Cup and new clubhouse can usher in new era at Teddington

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Teddington chairman Gareth Cross is hoping a new clubhouse can help the club cash in when the rugby World Cup arrives in Twickenham next term.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley's frustration comes down to school boy errors

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley has slammed his team’s schoolboy errors and demanded they take responsibility for themselves once they cross the white line.

Sincock has big hopes for London Cornish

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

London Cornish head coach Tom Sincock is promising fans a fast brand of rugby this season when London Division Two South West kicks off on Saturday.

Southam wants nothing less than a Sutton United promotion charge

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Glen Southam may have had a Sutton United debut to forget, but he has promised fans he has arrived at Gander Green Lane to win promotion, and nothing less will do.

Thompson set his sail for Rio 2016

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Mitcham sailor Nick Thompson believes an ISAF Sailing World Championship victory next week would be a great step forward in his quest for 2016 Olympic gold.

Park Preview: Codling calls on fans to get behind Rosslyn Park ahead of derby clash

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Rosslyn Park host Blackheath tomorrow [Saturday] in a potentially cracking National League One London derby.

Tanners enter the FA Cup fray

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Leatherhead get their FA Cup campaign under way this weekend with the visit to Fetcham Grove of Faversham Town.

Harlequins: Lindsay-Hague in fine form to cover Ugo blow

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

No wonder Conor O’Shea was pleased to see Ollie Lindsay-Hague on the scoresheet on Saturday with Quins set to lose winger Ugo Monye to injury for three months.

Brentford: Odubajo is happy to plug Bees gaps

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton is not the only one pleased to see Alan McCormack back to full fitness.

London Scottish: Scots are nowhere near their peak says Lydon

Your Local Guardian:

3:56pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Peter Lydon has warned London Scottish’s Championship rivals their impressive win over Rotherham Titans last week is the tip of the iceberg for director of rugby Mike Friday’s men, writes Oli Shapley.

AFC Wimbledon: Worner joins Woking on loan

Your Local Guardian:

9:55am Thursday 11th September 2014

AFC Wimbledon keeper Ross Worner has signed for Woking of the Vanarama Conference Premier on a month's loan.

Twickenham's Low sets sights high in Pembrey

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Twickenham’s Simon Low heads to rounds 12 and 13 of the NGRRC Minitwin Championship next month on the brink of the title, writes Stuart Amos.

Wimbledon Hockey Club: Roper looks to build on last season's successes

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Phil Roper believes Wimbledon Hockey Club will be up mixing it at the business end of the table this season as they prepare to build upon last year’s work.

Harlequins: O'Shea has no concerns over skipper Marler

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Director of rugby Conor O'Shea has told new Harlequins captain Joe Marler he has no issues with his discipline.

Lyndon’s final act at Epsom & Ewell

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Epsom & Ewell boss Lyndon Buckwell has stepped down as manager for family reasons after eight years in charge.

McKibbin remains positive in defeat

Your Local Guardian:

4:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Wandsworth’s Paralympian table tennis star Aaron McKibbin was disappointed in defeat, but upbeat in his performance at the ITTF Para Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing.

Fowler: Whyteleafe can emulate the FA Cup heroes of 1999

Your Local Guardian:

3:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

John Fowler believes his current squad can emulate the Whyteleafe team of 1999 and reach the promise land of the FA Cup first round proper.

Sutton & Epsom's late gift proved a kick in the teeth

Your Local Guardian:

2:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Sutton & Epsom snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in their London Division One South opener at home to Guildford last weekend.




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