Croydon Guardian: Sport

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England legend predicts tough times ahead for Crystal Palace and Tony Pulis

Croydon Guardian:

9:07am Wednesday 30th July 2014

England legend Gordon Banks reckons keeping Crystal Palace in the Premier League for a second year could be an even bigger achievement for Tony Pulis following their miraculous survival last season.

Richards shines on the line to take World Junior Championship silver

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Ewell Village’s hurdling sensation Shona Richards announced herself on the global stage last week by winning silver in the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Commonwealth Games star Joyce is no “dumpling”

Croydon Guardian:

4:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Putney boxer Joe Joyce has played down his professional demolition of Scotland’s Ross Henderson in the last 16 of the Commonwealth Games super heavyweight division.

Croydon Harriers Rooney has a plan for his Commonwealth Games semi-final

Croydon Guardian:

8:41am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Croydon Harriers Martyn Rooney is treating tonight’s 400m Commonwealth Games semi-final as if it was the final itself.

Twickenham collapse costs them dear at home to Hornsey

Croydon Guardian:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Twickenham missed the chance to close the gap on Middlese County League Premier Division leaders Teddington on Saturday as they collapsed to defeat against Hornsey on Saturday.

Edwards bemoans Commonwealth Games exit at the hands of Scotland's "golden boy"

Croydon Guardian:

Charlie Edwards’ Commonwealth Games boxing adventure lasted just three rounds after a second round defeat to Scotland’s Reece McFadden – much to his dissatisfaction.

Crystal Palace boss brings in Campbell to do one thing - hit the back of the net

Croydon Guardian:

10:47am Monday 28th July 2014

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has admitted that the capture of Fraizer Campbell is all about goals.

Croydon Harriers make their county mark

Croydon Guardian:

10:23am Monday 28th July 2014

Ten Croydon Harriers made their mark in Surrey colours last weekend in Southern inter-county fixtures.

House of Payne: Dons victory proves Chelsea just want to win everything

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

AFC Wimbledon did themselves proud in their pre-season friendly with Chelsea even if they eventually ran out of steam in their 3-2 defeat, writes John Payne.

Aikines-Aryeetey in bullish mood ahead of Commonwealth sprint showdown

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

At the age of 25, Harry Aikines-Areeytey is determined the time has come for him to fulfil the promise he showed as a teenager and claim a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Twickenham's Mitchell happy to look forward with confidence in GP3

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Twickenham racing driver Mitchell Gilbert may not have got the results to prove it but is finally happy he is getting somewhere this season.

King George VI preview and Weekend selections

Croydon Guardian: Betfair Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

This weekend sees the return of big racing to Ascot with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (more commonly known as the King George) at Ascot, just a month removed from the Royal Ascot festival.

Hard slog for Twickenham as Teddington steal a march in title race

Croydon Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Twickenham batsman Simon Dunning gets his weight behind things on the Green on Saturday as his 38 – along with 56 from skipper Carlos Nunes – helped his side recover from 15-5 to reach 153 all out in their Middlesex County League Premier Division top of the table clash with Teddington.

Edwards' opening shot at Commonwealth Games gold put on hold until Sunday

Croydon Guardian:

9:24am Friday 25th July 2014

Beddington boxer Charlie Edwards will have to wait until tonight to discover his first opponent in his campaign for Commonwealth Games gold after being handed a bye in the first round draw.

Hercules Wimbledon veterans end on a winning note, but have to settle for second best overall

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's older members ended their Southern Veterans League season on a winning note when they took the honours in the final men's match at Wimbledon Park.

Crystal Palace overloaded on fitness, but that's what it is all about

Croydon Guardian:

9:37am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has been deliberating overloading the players in an effort to get them to the peak of fitness ahead of the new Premier League season.

Cowan is a Hercules Wimbledon record breaker

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s Dwayne Cowan produced his best form of the season to smash his own club 400m record at the LEAP meeting at Loughborough on Saturday.

Whyteleafe are riding the wave of team spirit says boss Fowler

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Boss John Fowler says Whyteleafe are riding the wave of a terrific team spirit as they enter a new era of Ryman Division One South football.

Stubborn Chessington stay in their hole to frustrate skipper Secchi

Croydon Guardian:

4:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Epsom CC skipper Danny Secchi could not hide his disappointment after his side managed only a winning draw in Division Two of the Surrey Championship at struggling Chessington on Saturday.

Channel hopping leaves Whyteleafe chairman hopping mad

Croydon Guardian:

2:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Whyteleafe chairman Mark Coote says he would rather take his team to Calais or Dieppe than Guernsey on August 13.

Barnes' pieces of eight slay Weybridge in the end

Croydon Guardian:

2:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Sutton bowler Warren Barnes proved the difference in more ways than one against Weybridge at Hanger Hill on Saturday.

South Korea is no Ollie-day for Esher's Millroy

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Ollie Millroy is one to give up on a lost cause and he is hoping to build on a South Korean horror show next month.

Campana's Crystal Palace Premier League dream ends with move to Sampdoria

Croydon Guardian:

2:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Crystal Palace midfielder Jose Campana has ended a frustrating stay at Selhurst Park by signing for Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria.

Turner's Commonwealth Games preparations continue apace

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sutton’s Andy Turner and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey both completed their Commonwealth Games preparations with morale boosting victories at the London Anniversary Games meeting on Sunday.

Records tumble for Herne Hill Harriers athletes

Croydon Guardian:

11:43am Monday 21st July 2014

Herne Hill Harriers' week of competition saw two club records broken.

Adolphe and Garvey take a winning professional bow

Croydon Guardian:

10:36am Monday 21st July 2014

Former Earlsfield ABC representatives Louis Adolphe and Kirk Garvey both recorded victories in their professional debuts at York Hall last week.

Croydon Harriers win promotion to the top flight

Croydon Guardian:

10:07am Monday 21st July 2014

Croydon Harriers' young athletes are celebrating promotion to the top tier of the UK Youth Development for the first time, thanks to a runners-up finish in their Premier Two clash at Hornchurch.

PICTURES: Whyteleafe unveil 3G pitch against Kingstonian

Croydon Guardian:

9:57am Monday 21st July 2014

Whyteleafe opened their new 3G pitch with an excellent game against Kingstonian, last season's Ryman Premier League runners up.

House of Payne: Broncos relegation is a failure for rugby league

Croydon Guardian:

10:47pm Sunday 20th July 2014

If London Broncos thought they would get immediate sympathy as their 19-year stay in Super League ended they were mistaken, writes John Payne.

Sutton & Epsom coach: Until we meet again, Mr Renwick

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC coach Jeff Parsons admitted he is looking forward to facing his old mate Shawn Renwick when the pair clash this season.

Shona is keeping her head ahead of world title shot

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Ewell Village’s Shona Richards has already conquered England this year and now she is ready to take on the world.

Sutton & District sprinter is off to the World Junior Championships

Croydon Guardian:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Sutton & District AC’s Imani Lansiquot is heading to the US for the World Junior Championships after a blistering show at last weekend’s English Schools’ Championship.

No gimmes for Leatherhead CC after a bad day at the office

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Leatherhead CC skipper Matt Joblin admitted that sometimes the opposition just play better than you, after a five-wicket defeat at relegation contenders Valley End.

Skipper tips Reigate Priory for the Premier Division title

Croydon Guardian:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Neil Baker has tipped Reigate Priory to win the Premier Division of the Surrey Championship – but only just.

Tanners open new Ryman Premier League campaign on home soil

Croydon Guardian:

10:44am Thursday 17th July 2014

Leatherhead will begin a fresh life in the Ryman Premier League at Fetcham Grove against Peacehaven & Telscombe.

Goals, goals, goals - Crystal Palace smash the Austrians but Pulis cares not about the result

Croydon Guardian:

8:47am Thursday 17th July 2014

Tony Pulis is not "too worried" about pre-season results even though his Eagles made a statement of intent last night beating GAK Graz 13-1 in Austria.

Latest news from Hercules Wimbledon AC - women take League runners-up spot

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's women performed well in their third Southern Women's League Division One match at Crawley, taking runners-up spot in a seven-match contest.

Sinclair's vicious right-hand sets up a Queensbury League rematch

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Thornton Heath's Duane Sinclair was crowned Queensbury Boxing League’s national light heavyweight champion last weekend, after brutally disposing of fellow challenger Dominic Felix.

Hams plays down Stags chances

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Walton Casuals boss Mark Hams confirmed five new signings this week but is determined to keep a lid on expectations, writes Stuart Amos.

Hercules men prepare for Southern League final show-down

Croydon Guardian:

10:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's men ended their Southern Men's League Division 1C season on a high with a narrow win in their final match at Tooting Bec on Saturday.

Surrey athletes break records and haul in the medals at the English Schools Championships

Croydon Guardian:

8:42am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Surrey schools' athletics team struck a solid vein of gold at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham in the English Schools Championships.

Rooney the "wimp" does his talking on the track

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Croydon Harriers Martyn Rooney said there was no hiding place on the track after his coach called him a "wimp" ahead of the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix.

Sprinter Dasaolu selected for the European Championships

Croydon Guardian:

1:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

After clocking 10.03 seconds over 100m at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix last weekend, Croydon Harriers James Dasaolu has been selected for the GB team going to the European Championships – but the sprinter insists he is not at his peak yet.

After saving Crystal Palace, the CPFC 2010 consortium is enjoying success, but it’s been a Long time coming

Croydon Guardian:

11:41am Tuesday 15th July 2014

In 2010, Martin Long was just a businessman with a life-long love of Crystal Palace.

Herne Hill Harriers miss out on a Men's League play-off place

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted the latest round of the Southern Men's League Division One Central meeting at Tooting on Saturday, with the home club finishing fourth out of seven teams.

Big names and big sunshine for the Legends Rugby Festival

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

There were great names show at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday as the Legends Rugby Festival came to town.

Sharman's Commonwealth Games preparations continue apace

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Belgrave Harriers William Sharman came away from the newly laid Hampden Park Commonwealth Games track last Friday with flying colours after claiming victory in Glasgow Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Twickenham's Gilbert vows to bounce back from horror crash

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert walked away from the worst crash of his career that turned his dream GP3 Series debut into a nightmare at Silverstone last week.

Herne Hill Harriers haul in the medals at the English Schools Championships

Croydon Guardian:

10:28am Monday 14th July 2014

Herne Hill Harriers' young athletes won four medals at the English Schools championships, including a gold for sprinter Marvin Popoola.

Harlequins legend takes the reins at Wimbledon RFC

Croydon Guardian:

9:16am Monday 14th July 2014

Harlequins' Nick Easter has taken over as head coach at Wimbledon RFC.









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