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JUDO: Tom eyes Rio funding lift

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DEVIZES judoka Tom Reed had an appointment at Downing Street this week as he steps up his bid to make the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Cooper expects deadline day frenzy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

TOWN boss Mark Cooper is prepared to wait until the very last minute on transfer deadline day to secure the signings he needs - if he has to.

SWINDON ROBINS 52 KING'S LYNN STARS 41

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dakota North in action on his debut against Eastbourne. Picture: Ian Lewis

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DAKOTA North was the star of the show as the Robins dominated a dismal King’s Lynn Stars to take maximum points at Blunsdon.

SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v King's Lynn Stars

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Leicester Lions

6:07pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Adver sports writer TOM BASSAM brings you coverage from Swindon Robins' meeting with King's Lynn Stars

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin will contest her third Commonwealth Games this summer

5:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JAZZ Carlin continued her golden summer with victory in the women's 800m freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin tonight.

CRICKET: Coles treasures title triumph

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MIKE Coles reckons the ‘unbelievable’ day that Wiltshire won the Unicorns Championship Western Division will live long in the memory of his county charges.

ANGLING: Escott lands seniors prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JIM Escott from Melksham chalked up another fine win at last Tuesday’s Trowbridge Seniors match at Merritts Lake with 110 lb of carp.

DAN THE FAN: Striker Smith coming good in promising opening

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A forgotten face keeps our dreams alive

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WEEK and a half on from our superb opening day performance against Scunthorpe, Town have continued in that vein, beating Luton away in the League Cup, a narrow defeat to Crawley and a well-earned point at Gillingham on Tuesday.

Town praying for Yaser call-up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SWINDON Town are praying that Yaser Kasim is called up for Iraq’s next friendly with Peru on September 4.

HELLENIC LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Wootton Bassett Town 0 Bracknell Town 5

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New Bassett boss Paul Braithwaite

1:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WOOTTON Bassett Town's first home game of the season ended in misery as Paul Braithwaite's side were thrashed by Bracknell Town last night.

FA CUP: Corsham boss irked by 'disgraceful' counterparts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CORSHAM Town chief Trevor Rawlings condemned the behaviour of the Horndean management as the two sides’ FA Cup clash last weekend turned sour.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Youngsters will not be Tripp-ed up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

MANAGER Nigel Tripp says his FC Chippenham Youth side have been thrown in at the deep end in the Premier Division but is confident that his youngsters are up to the challenge.

MOTOR RACING: Combe set for Bank Holiday meeting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adam Higgins celebrates his crucial second place

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

TWO Ferrari races and four Mini races make up the core of the programme at the traditional A Plant Lux Raceday at Castle Combe on Bank Holiday Monday.

Smith joins Luongo in Socceroos reckoning

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

LOAN ace Brad Smith has joined Swindon Town teammate Massimo Luongo in being called up for Australia's squad for games with Belgium and Saudi Arabia next month.

Sky Blues to return home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:58am Thursday 21st August 2014

TOWN'S League One rivlas Coventry will return to the Ricoh Arena after more than a year playing in Northampton, the club have confirmed.

Rosco hopes for home joy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alun Rossiter

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter is planning to make the most of their home advantage in the final few weeks of the campaign to reach the Elite League play-offs.

FA CUP: Perrin has that sinking feeling for the first time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Melksham Town manager Darren Perrin is excited about the club's proposed new stadium

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MANAGER Darren Perrin conceded that he felt let down by his Melksham Town’s performance for the first time during his spell in charge at the Conigre as his side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Longwell Green Sports.

MOTOR RACING: Latif eyes Blancpain boost

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alessandro Latif

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FORMER Marlborough College student Alessandro Latif contests the latest rounds of the Blancpain Sprint Series in Slovakia this weekend, aiming to extend his Pro-Am Trophy points advantage.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Park boss Ferris relieved after goal fest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FEW more workmanlike 1-0 victories would be just the ticket for Chippenham Park manager Dave Ferris after his side’s 11-goal thriller on Tuesday night.

FA CUP: Slow starters Vale crash out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PEWSEY Vale boss Nick Maggs was disappointed to see his side pay for a slow start against Sherborne Town in the FA Cup last weekend.

CRICKET: Villagers not giving up on promotion bid

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Potterne chairman Fred Kerley

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

POTTERNE chairman Fred Kerley says that his side will continue to fight all the way to the conclusion of the Premier Two promotion battle.

SWIMMING: Carlin eases into final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wales' Jazz Carlin poses with her Gold medal as she celebrates her victory on the podium, in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at Tollcross Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monda

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

JAZZ Carlin qualified fastest for tomorrow's women's 800m freestyle final at the European Championships in Berlin this morning.

CRICKET: Wallbridge wants to put things right

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BURBAGE & Easton Royal skipper Tom Wallbridge would love to see his champions-elect set the record straight against rivals Purton this weekend.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE CRICKET: Beasant keeps his eyes on the prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WOOTTON Bassett captain Darren Beasant believes that his side must focus on their own game and not what is happening elsewhere if they are to achieve their promotion dreams.

Cooper frustrated by 'sloppy' goals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MARK Cooper was left frustrated that his Town side conceded two sloppy goals at Gillingham in a match that he felt should have been over by half-time.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: It's not stale for Gardner as Calne draw with Cheddar

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

CALNE Town chief Simon Gardner thinks that it would have been criminal if his side had failed to earn a point against Cheddar last weekend.

CRICKET: Wiltshire claim championship title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Potterne skipper Neil Clark

7:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WILTSHIRE claimed the Unicorns Championship Western Division title after clinching victory over hosts Shropshire on a dramatic final day today.

Trophy tie facing switch

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town face trip to Luton in Capital One Cup

11:13am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TOWN'S Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round tie at Newport County, scheduled for the start of September, looks certain to be moved.

Panthers pounce for title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SWINDON Panthers capped a remarkable league season with success in the play-off final recently as they beat Streatham Chiefs 7-4 in the final.

Swindon claim a home triumph

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Panthers secured their third trophy of the season as they won the EIHA Recreational Tournament title at the weekend.

SPEEDWAY LIVE: Coventry Bees 53 Swindon Robins 40

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Leicester Lions

7:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

Build-up, live meeting updates and reaction from the Robins' trip to Coventry to take on the Bees.

COVENTRY BEES 53 SWINDON ROBINS 40: Rosco left livid by "joke" of a refereeing display

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

SWINDON Robins lost 53-40 at Coventry last night, but the televised meeting was overshadowed by the performance of referee Dave Robinson, whose bizarre decisions ruined the visitors’ hopes of claiming any points and left Swindon boss Alun Rossiter livid.

CRICKET: Wiltshire seeking championship triumph

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed Kilbee

9:50am Monday 18th August 2014

WILTSHIRE remained in the hunt for the Unicorns Championship Western Division title as they ended the day 61-2 replying to hosts' Shropshire's 332-9 at Whitchurch Cricket Club yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Bradford and Bassett make cup progress

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dan King scored for Bradford Town at Roman Glass St George last night

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

BRADFORD Town and Wootton Bassett Town will meet in the preliminary round of the FA Cup after both came through their extra preliminary round ties on Saturday.

Nathan knows he has plenty to prove

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

NATHAN Greaves knows better than anyone he still has plenty of work to do despite impressive showings in the Robins’ last two home meetings.

Lindsey’s polished gems are beginning to sparkle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

THE future of Swindon Town is looking bright according to new under 18s coach Scott Lindsey.

Groves hails hosts’ Devil-ish defence

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

CRAWLEY Town assistant Paul Groves said his side had to show high levels of fitness and resilience to keep Town at bay in Crawley’s 1-0 win.

It’s an uphill battle as Kildemand misses out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robins' number one Peter Kildemand

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

SWINDON Robins will face yet another uphill battle at Brandon this evening as they take on Coventry Bees without number one Peter Kildemand.

Coming good at the right time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy  Batchelor

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

SKIPPER Troy Batchelor believes the Robins are coming good at the right time as they prepare to take on play-off rivals Coventry this evening.

It's in our Hans

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hans Andersen

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

HANS Andersen doesn’t see Coventry Bees and Swindon Robins scrapping for a play-off place during the final weeks of the season, with the two teams meeting at Brandon tonight.

Batchelor makes the semis in Latvia

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy  Batchelor

4:13pm Sunday 17th August 2014

SWINDON captain Troy Batchelor enjoyed an encouraging afternoon as he made the semi-finals of the Latvian GP.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Collier salutes home start

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:38pm Sunday 17th August 2014

MARK Collier believes six points out of a possible nine represents a satisfying start to Chippenham Town’s Southern League Premier Division campaign.

Robins to use rider replacement at Brandon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alun Rossiter

10:45am Sunday 17th August 2014

SWINDON Robins will use rider replacement at number one tomorrow night at Coventry due to the continued absence of Peter Kildemand.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Chippenham Town 3 Arlesey Town 0

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:24pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A POLISHED and disciplined performance from the Bluebirds saw them win their opening game at Hardenhuish Park as visitors Arlesey were given few opportunities to shine.

Latvian GP postponed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy Batchelor battles with NKI in the first corner. PICTURE COURTESY OF SGP

1:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TROY Batchelor will have to wait a little longer for his first crack at the Latvian GP after tonight's meeting was postponed.

Batch has two shots to retain his GP spot

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy  Batchelor

5:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

ROBINS’ skipper Troy Batchelor believes the next two Grand Prixs will decide whether or not he will retain his place for next season The Aussie currently sits 13th in the standings, 10 points behind Krzysztof Kasprzak who holds the final spot in the top eight which provides an automatic place for next year’s series.

SWIMMING: ‘I can still get better,’ says Millward

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

STEPHANIE Millward insists that there are still plenty of things that she can improve upon in the lead up to the next Paralympic Games, despite yet another breathtaking performance at a major championships.

ATHLETICS: It's three and easy for Polly on her international bow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

URCHFONT youngster Polly Maton brought the curtain down on her season in glittering fashion as she won three gold medals at her first-ever international event.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Community spirit pulls the Vics back from brink

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

MALMESBURY Victoria manager Wayne Kibble has paid tribute to the role the local community played in helping his club safeguard their future.

EQUESTRIAN: Chelsea's ready for the jump

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Sports writer DAN BARNES speaks to rising star Chelsea Pearce about her imminent move from ponies to junior level riding




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