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Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

8:30am Friday 25th April 2014

WITH one match of the season remaining, Sportzcoach Dragons United chose the right time to move to the top of the Division Three table.

EQUESTRIAN: Doel on form at Cheshire trials

Wiltshire Times: David Doel rides Koyuna Sun Magic at the Kelsall Horse Trials

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

REYBRIDGE eventer David Doel enjoyed another good day at the Kelsall Horse Trials, in Cheshire.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL: Tom the hero toasts magical Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Melksham skipper Dave Thompson kisses the trophy

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

MAN of the moment Tom Drewitt says Melksham Town’s dramatic Wiltshire Senior Cup triumph on Wednesday night caps a remarkable turnaround for the club this season, writes CARL FIELD.


Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

4:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

LACOCK FC and Trowbridge Town Reserves will meet at Westbury United’s Meadow Lane ground on Friday evening in the final of the EJ Shanley & Son-sponsored Spring Cup.

EQUESTRIAN: Grand Slam is back on for Nicholson

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Nicholson and Avebury at Barbury

3:07pm Thursday 24th April 2014

MARLBOROUGH-BASED world number one Andrew Nicholson's bid for the £230,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing is back on after World equestrian chiefs have confirmed the disqualification of  his New Zealand compatriot Jonathan Paget from last year's Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

RUGBY: Wasps the only focus for coach Mike

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford is refusing to look any further than Sunday’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final at Wasps (1pm) as his squad prepare to embark on what could prove the pivotal two weeks of their season.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Town rocked by comeback

Wiltshire Times: Jake Harris (right) celebrates his second goal against Hungerford with teammate Joe McClennan

2:26pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM Town chief Mark Collier thought his side were unfortunate to be stung by a Hungerford Town comeback on Easter Monday.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Dean hopes to get kicks again

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Town’s players wear T-shirts in support of injured teammate Rob Dean on his return to Hardenhuish Park Picture by Robin Foster

2:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ROB Dean hasn’t given up hope on one day defying the doctors but the injured Chippenham Town midfielder is prepared to be patient on his long road to recovery.

Setting up for green success

Wiltshire Times: Setting up for green success

2:03pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Warminster’s Simon Shanks with a series of golf tips for Gazette & Herald and Wiltshire Times readers to improve their game. Simon, the Bowood Golf Resort’s PGA teaching professional, was recently named South West coach of the year by the PGA of England and Wales

FOOTBALL: Warminster run into a spot of bother

Wiltshire Times: Corsham’s Matt Jenkins outjumps Rory Collins, of Devizes, during Monday’s derby Pictures by Diane Vose (DV1263-003)

1:54pm Thursday 24th April 2014

WARMINSTER joint-boss Derek Graham was disappointed after his side twice paid the penalty, costing them four points over Easter, writes CARL FIELD.

ATHLETICS: Talbot tops the charts after first run

Wiltshire Times: Danny Talbot was controversially omitted from the Great Britain squad for this month’s World Championships

1:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IN his first individual competition of the summer Trowbridge international sprinter Danny Talbot shot straight to the top of the UK 200m outdoor rankings.

RUGBY: Trowbridge's Twickenham travel details revealed

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge team manager Nobby Knight and head coach Steve Ojomoh celebrate Saturday's semi final win at Guildford  Photo: Trevor Porter (48658-16)

1:38pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE Rugby Club is keen to pack out the 82,000-seater stadium at Twickenham with as many supporters as it can, with coachloads of fans expected to make the trip from Wiltshire.

RUGBY: ‘Twickenham will be a big day, but we’re going there to win’

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge’s players and officials start the celebrations after the final whistle in last Saturday’s semi-final

1:27pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE chance to play at the home of English rugby would be the high point of any amateur rugby player’s career, but Lloyd Davis will not be content with just playing the role of star-struck visitor.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL: Bradford Town 3 Melksham Town 3 (AET, Melksham won 3-2 on penalties)

Wiltshire Times: Melksham celebrate their cup victory last night (Picture by Diane Vose)

9:46am Thursday 24th April 2014

KEEPER Tom Drewitt’s spot kick heroics inspired holders Melksham Town to a dramatic penalty shootout win over Bradford Town to retain their Wiltshire Senior Cup at Hardenhuish Park last night, writes CARL FIELD.

FOOTBALL: Corsham claim point at Wells

Wiltshire Times: Jack Morris was on target for Corsham last night

8:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

CORSHAM picked up a battling point in the Toolstation League First Division at Wells City last night Keiran Gleed went close for the visitors early on, but Jamie Howson and Darren Maynard also had good chances for City.

FOOTBALL: Foster seeks flourish to end season

Wiltshire Times: Jon Vance’s goal helped Frome earn a draw on Monday

1:56pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FROME Town boss Adrian Foster wants one more big push from his side that would see them end the season with a flourish.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

9:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

SPORTZCOACH Dragonz United, who will also be in action tonight, kept their chances of winning the Division Three title very much alive after they overcame a potential banana skin in Old Road FC, who went into the game at Stanley Park needing the points to aid their hopes of survival.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

JUST three days after Sutton Benger suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Fortune Inn, the sides met again on Wednesday evening in what was the final game of the season for Benger.

ATHLETICS: Nominees named for Wiltshire awards

Wiltshire Times: Avon Valley Runners’ Michael Towler, on his way to victory on Sunday

1:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WILTSHIRE Athletic Association will host a presentation awards evening at the Devizes Sports & Social Club on Friday, June 6.

BOWLS: Snell makes Wiltshire selection

Wiltshire Times: New Wiltshire team manager Dave Snell

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DAVE Snell, the Wiltshire Middleton Cup team manager, has named a squad of 31 players to represent the Moonrakers in this season’s inter-county championship.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FC NORTH Wiltshire, who have struggled for much of the season, have come good when it really mattered.

CRICKET: Another win for Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: Potterne skipper Neil Clark was in fine batting form with 195

3:34pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WILTSHIRE continued their excellent early-season form as they beat Dorset by 80 runs in their final warm-up match at South Wilts on Monday.

BOWLS: Lucy shines at Melton

Wiltshire Times: Westlecot indoor player Lucy Smith

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEENAGER Lucy Smith was Wiltshire’s most successful player in this season’s national indoor championships.

FOOTBALL: County cup finalists suffer Bank Holiday defeats

Wiltshire Times: Corsham Town hat-trick hero Booker Woodford (above) celebrates one of his three goals at Keynsham Town last weekend

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MELKSHAM Town and Bradford Town warmed up for their Wiltshire Senior Cup final on Wednesday with league defeats on Easter Monday.

MOTOR SPORT: Orgee emulates father's success in Combe opener

Wiltshire Times: Brothers Richard and Adam Higgins third and second either side of Formula Ford race winner Roger Orgee Photo: Trevor Porter (48663-2)

10:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FORTY years since his father won the same race at Castle Combe, Langford’s Roger Orgee took a fine win in the circuit’s opening Formula Ford 1600 championship race of the season on Easter Monday.


Wiltshire Times: Jon Vance scored twice for Frome to send them to the Somerset Premier Cup final

9:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FROME Town found themselves trailing by two goals at the interval, were much better in the second half, and deservedly came away from Bideford with a share of the points.

SWIMMING: Millward leads Wiltshire representation for European Championships

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward won three medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but is unsure whether she will take part in next year’s Games in Glasgow

3:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Wiltshire swimmers have been named in the British Gas GB Para-Swimming team for the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

MOTORCYCLING: Top ten finishes for Bridewell

Wiltshire Times: Tommy Bridewell in action at Brands Hatch

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOMMY Bridewell reflected on a frustrating opening to the 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as he claimed top ten finishes in both races at Brands Hatch on Monday.

RUGBY: Bath's Biggs to join Warriors

Wiltshire Times: Tom Biggs goes over for Bath's first try during last Thursday's Amlin Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux-Begles (Photo: Bob Ascott)

7:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BATH favourite Tom Biggs will join Worcester Warriors at the end of the season, the club confirmed this morning.

BLUEBIRDS LIVE: Chippenham Town 2 Hungerford Town 3

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Town's Greg Tindle challenges Hemel Hempstead goalscorer Ben Mackey during last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to the league leaders at Hardenhuish Park

2:11pm Monday 21st April 2014

Live updates from Chippenham Town's Calor League Premier Division clash with Hungerford Town

SWIMMING: Millward secures second European qualifying time

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward

9:55pm Monday 21st April 2014

STEPHANIE Millward secured her second European qualification standard time of the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow tonight.

ANGLING: Blue is the colour for Ian

Wiltshire Times: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IAN Willetts, of Bradford, carried off top prize at Saturday’s Blue Circle Open match with 110 lb 10 oz of carp.


Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

DIVISION Three basement side The Stiffs were looking to finish the season with a victory at home to local rivals United FC, who had already secured a top three finish.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Westbury pip Lamb for second spot

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

1:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

SEMINGTON Magpies stood in the way of Westbury United Reserves finishing as Division One runners-up.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE SPRING CUP: Lacock overcome gutsy Newsmen

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

LACOCK FC will face second division stablemates Trowbridge Town Reserves in the EJ Shanley & Sons-sponsored Spring Cup final this Friday evening at Warminster Town’s Weymouth Street Ground.

RUGBY: Trowbridge firming up Twickenham plans

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge team manager Nobby Knight and head coach Steve Ojomoh celebrate Saturday's semi final win at Guildford  Photo: Trevor Porter (48658-16)

11:50am Monday 21st April 2014

TROWBRIDGE'S RFU Intermediate Cup final against Staffordshire side Leek at Twickenham will kick off at 3pm on Sunday, May 4.


Wiltshire Times: Kris Miller's penalty wasn't enough to prevent Frome Town losing 4-2 at Poole Town on Monday night

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

FROME Town ran out 4-1 winners in a match which was closer than the scoreline might suggest, although clinical finishing eventually made it a comfortable home in the final analysis.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

12:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

HAVING beaten Miller Sports B in midweek, Cross Keys Rowde would have thought that they were nailed on certainties to finish runners-up to Division Four champions Corsham Centre Youth.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

TEN-MAN Worton & Cheverell may have suffered a 6-1 defeat at home to Trowbridge Town Supporters Club, but as other results went the way of both sides it means they are safe in the knowledge that they will be playing third division football again next season.

CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Fortune beat Benger in derby-day duel

11:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE first of back-to-back matches between Sutton Benger and local rivals Fortune Inn FC went the way of the latter, whose 4-2 victory means that should Budge Hylands' side win their two remaining Division Two fixtures, they could finish the campaign in fourth spot.

CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Prestige edge thriller and secure the title

Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE Division One top of the table clash between Somerford and Prestige Bodyworks lived up to all the pre-match expectations as both sides produced a top quality contest that eventually saw Prestige edge a seven-goal thriller to claim a 4-3 victory and the title.

RUGBY: Trowbridge skipper toasts Twickenham chance

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge captain Matt Howard will lead his side in the battle for a final appearance at Twickenham against Guildford tomorrow

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE captain Matt Howard is coming to terms with the prospect of leading his side out at the home of English rugby in a fortnight's time after his side booked their place at the RFU Intermediate Cup final yesterday.


Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Town's Joe McClennan

11:20am Sunday 20th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM Town failed to build on their early lead as they slipped to their 14th away league defeat of the season at Hitchin Town.

RUGBY: Trowbridge RFC book Twickenham date

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge celebrate after today's win at Guildford

5:33pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE RFC are on their way to Twickenham after a dramatic 19-17 victory over hosts Guildford in today's RFU Intermediate Cup semi final.

RUGBY LIVE: Guildford RFC 17 Trowbridge RFC 19

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge scrum-half Kyle Knight goes on the charge during Saturday's win over Ivybridge

8:48am Saturday 19th April 2014

Join sports editor Owen Houlihan from 1.45pm for all the build-up and updates from today's RFU Intermediate Cup semi final at Broadwater Sports Club

RUGBY: Referee was consistent, says Bath coach Booth

Wiltshire Times: Toby Booth

10:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BATH first-team coach Toby Booth could afford to be philosophical about a bizarre yellow card handed out to George Ford after the fly-half returned to the action to conjure a late bonus-point try for Matt Banahan against Worcester.

RUGBY: Bath 32 Worcester 20

Wiltshire Times: Matt Banahan

9:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BATH left it until the 77th minute to claim the four-try bonus point that lifts them back into third place in the Aviva Premiership as they overcame Worcester at the Rec.

FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Champions held by Welton

Wiltshire Times: Bradford Town’s Sam Jordan celebrates after netting the opening goal against Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Saturday

8:54am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHAMPIONS Bradford Town were forced to settle for a point yesterday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Welton Rovers.

SWIMMING: European qualifying boost for Stephanie

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward

9:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

STEPHANIE Millward secured the A standard qualifying time for this summer's IPC European Championships as she finished sixth in the women's multi-classification 100m freestyle at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow today.

SWIMMING: Jolly good Fellows

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge AS’s Paige Fellows set a new personal best in the 50m freestyle at the British Championships in Glasgow

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

WESTBURY teenager Paige Fellows is still coming to terms with rubbing shoulders with some of her idols after competing at the British Gas Swimming Championships.

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