RUGBY: D-Day beckons for European ambition

Wiltshire Times: Bath second row Dominic Day

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AS A seasoned European campaigner, Dominic Day knows it’s too early to write Bath’s Champions Cup obituary after last weekend’s humbling in Glasgow.

FOOTBALL: A slow start leaves Town needing late equaliser

Wiltshire Times:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

BRADFORD Town manager Paul Shanley said that they got what they deserved after a lethargic start on Saturday.

RED INSURE CUP: Larkhall Athletic 4 Frome Town 5

Wiltshire Times:

10:14am Friday 24th October 2014

FROME Town hit back from 4-1 down to edge a nine-goal thriller at Larkhall Athletic in the Red Insure Cup.

HOCKEY: Wilts men are glossed over by a goal in each half

Wiltshire Times:

10:12am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Wilts slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Gloucester City in their Davis Wood League Championship division clash at Kingdown School.

Laura secures county award

Wiltshire Times:

3:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford was named  sports personality of the year at the fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards in Trowbridge last night.

ANGLING: Sunday best hands Poppleton victory

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MARK Poppleton from Trowbridge carried off top prize in the Sunday Open match at Viaduct Fishery with 190 lb 7 oz of carp.

LES PHILLIPS CUP: Corsham are back on song

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CORSHAM Town chief Trevor Rawlings revealed that going ‘back to basics’ was the key to his side’s return to form this week.

RUGBY: Bath's Roko gets England call

Wiltshire Times: Semesa Rokoduguni, pictured during last week's win over London Irish

1:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WARMINSTER-BASED Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni has been named in England's squad for the forthcoming November internationals against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

Semesa Rokoduguni factfile

Wiltshire Times: Semesa Rokoduguni scores Bath’s second try.during last weekend’s victory against London Welsh. (Photo: Bob Ascott)

1:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

1987: Born August 28 in Nausori, Fiji.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM TOWN: St Neots match set to go ahead

10:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DESPITE club skipper Alan Griffin celebrating his substitute appearance with a 91st-minute goal, Chippenham had already squandered a glut of chances while Redditch converted twice from a handful of chances in each half to record a league double over the Bluebirds.

RUGBY: Bath's James included by Wales

Wiltshire Times: Paul James says Bath’s spirits remain undampened despite three successive home defeats

10:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BATH'S Paul James has been included in Wales' squad for the the November internationals.

RUGBY: Bradford on Avon 10 Frome 43

Wiltshire Times:

5:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOUR tries in the final ten minutes condemned Bradford on Avon to a fifth successive as the hosts’ challenged fell away on Saturday.

RUGBY: Combe Down 23 Melksham 8

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MELKSHAM travelled to league leaders Coombe Down but failed to take their chances.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Youth coming of age as derby win takes them within touching distance of top

Wiltshire Times:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CHIPPENHAM Youth manager Nigel Tripp is hoping that his young players will carry on making the grade in the Wiltshire League.

RUGBY: Trowbridge 24 Reading 21

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ADAM Sullivan’s brace of tries, including a last-gasp effort, proved enough for Trowbridge to get past struggling Reading at Doric Park.

BOXING: British title boost for Nick ahead of Monte Carlo clash

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

12:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NICK Blackwell has already hit the jackpot ahead of his fight in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo this weekend after being promised a third shot at the British middleweight title.

RUGBY: Westbury 26 Oakmeadians 5

Wiltshire Times:

11:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WESTBURY produced a first-half performance befitting the occasion on their way to victory at Knott Field.


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

1:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Stiffs have made their best ever start to a season but they were beaten 4-1 at Bratton FC.


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

1:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HOLT and White Horse FC started the day with 100 per cent records but only Holt ended it that way after a 2-1 win.


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

1:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRESHFORD United take over at the top after a 5-3 win at North Bradley.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Perrin left shell-shocked by Bitton blitz

Wiltshire Times: Darren Perrin watches Melksham Town’s 4-1 FA Vase win over Devizes Town last Saturday

4:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

MELKSHAM Town boss Darren Perrin predicted that his side could come a cropper at Bitton but he could never have anticipated his side’s spectacular capitulation last weekend.

DUATHLON: Turning up the power

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHRIS Roxburgh is playing the long game as he targets a place at next year’s major Powerman championships.

RUGBY: Eastmond excited by Burgess’ arrival

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WINNING September’s Aviva Premiership player of the month award was yet more proof of Kyle Eastmond’s impact in rugby union and the ex-St Helens man is backing Sam Burgess to make similar strides when he pulls on Bath colours.

SWIMMING: Stephanie booking in for hard graft

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT’S GOING to be all work and no play for Stephanie Millward after her winter training schedule stepped up a notch this week.

RUGBY: First starts for Bath's front row duo

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:47pm Friday 17th October 2014

NICK Auterac and Henry Thomas will make their first starts as Bath visit Glasgow Warriors for the opening game of the European Rugby Champions Cup tomorow (3.15pm).

ATHLETICS: Holly gets Trails lift

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

FORMER marathon international and now leading British ultra distance specialist Holly Rush took a break from her heavy training schedule to win the Forest of Dean Trails marathon on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

RUGBY: Ford savours return to European elite as Steffon deal falters

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

MIKE Ford has underlined the task awaiting his Bath side on their return to the top tier of European competition after declaring himself a fan of the new slimmed-down tournament.

RUGBY: No Armitage deal for Bath

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

8:05am Friday 17th October 2014

BATH will be without the services of Steffon Armitage for their Champions Cup campaign after head coach Mike Ford announced that they had failed to agree financial terms with Top 14 side Toulon.

FA CUP: Foster’s frustration as battling Robins come up short in FA Cup replay

Wiltshire Times: Frome Town chief Adrian Foster

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FROME Town were left deflated after they were dumped out of the cup by Boreham Wood on Monday night.


Wiltshire Times:

2:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DEFENDER Josh Ford has left Frome Town to join Evo-Stik League Division One South & West Yate Town.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Collington eyes crucial period

Wiltshire Times:

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

ADAM Collington is hoping that his Westbury United side can put a spring back in their step in the coming weeks.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: 6-0 up with 12 minutes to go - but Bradford are halted

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRADFORD Town boss Paul Shanley is still reeling from the ‘mind-blowing’ decision to abandon his side’s game with Winterbourne United last night with just 12 minutes left to play.

RUGBY: Newbury Blues 31 Trowbridge 19

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE never recoved from conceding three first-half tries despite a strong second-half fightback at Newbury.

RUGBY: Ivel Barbarians 22 Westbury 12

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WESTBURY paid the price for a poor first 20 minutes as they slipped to defeat in Yeovil.

RUGBY: Dorchester 24 Bradford on Avon 14

Wiltshire Times:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon’s hunt for a first win in Southern Counties South goes on despite a decent effort on the south coast.

ANGLING: Blackmore's Silvers service

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

10:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMPETITORS in the Trowbridge Silvers Only match enjoyed excellent sport at Ellis Lake on Tuesday.

RUGBY: Warminster 24 Blandford 10

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WARMINSTER ended a run of three straight defeats to notch their first success of the league campaign.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Phillips targets Bluebirds return

Wiltshire Times: Lee Phillips (far right) celebrates after scoring Chippenham’s equaliser at Truro on Saturday (Picture: Chippenham Town FC)

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

STRIKER Lee Phillips is desperate to return to the fold as quickly as possible to restore some experience to Chippenham Town’s endeavours.

RUGBY: Melksham 32 Fairford 10

Wiltshire Times:

8:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

CAPTAIN Callum Hurn gave the thumbs-up to his team’s performance as they claimed their third league win from four.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Melksham enjoying moment at the top

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

MANAGER Steve Burns reckons that Melksham Town Reserves’ new standing at the summit of the Wiltshire League Premier Division is a ‘false position’ but is nonetheless chuffed to see his charges top the table.

Foster’s frustration as battling Robins come up short in replay

Wiltshire Times:

4:04pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FROME Town were left deflated after they were dumped out of the cup by Boreham Wood on Monday night.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Collier's men fail to take chances

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Town boss Mark Collier

11:27am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IT WAS a sense of déjà vu for Chippenham Town manager Mark Collier on Tuesday night as he watched his young side crash out of a second cup competition in four days.

RED INSURE CUP: Chippenham Town 1 Paulton Rovers 2

Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM TOWN: St Neots match set to go ahead

9:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM crashed out of a second cup competition in four days, despite holding a 1-0 interval lead.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP: Calne goalie catches Graham's eye in Warminster win

Wiltshire Times:

5:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WARMINSTER Town joint-manager Derek Graham reckons that Calne Town goalkeeper Jamie Bartlett didn’t deserve to be on the losing side as his team progressed through to the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup last weekend.

RUGBY: Corsham 6 Sherborne 21

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CORSHAM gave one of the Southern Counties South promotion favourites plenty to think about, becoming the first side in four outings stopping their opponents from gaining a try bonus point.

RUGBY: Bath's Armitage pursuit stalls

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

2:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BATH'S pursuit of Steffon Armitage is in danger of collapse after head coach Mike Ford revealed negotiations have stalled.

FA CUP: Boreham Wood 1 Frome Town 0

Wiltshire Times:

11:16am Tuesday 14th October 2014

CARRYING on from their excellent performance in Saturday's first encounter, gallant Frome gave it their all but just failed on the night as Boreham’s Lee Angol scored the only goal of the match.

RUGBY: Bath linked with Armitage move

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

8:55am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BATH have been linked with Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage, who could return to play in England ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Perrin preaches caution as the Melksham machine rolls on

Wiltshire Times: Melksham boss Darren Perrin celebrates

5:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

DARREN Perrin insists that he’s enjoying Melksham Town’s purple patch but says that he remains cautious of the day it all comes crashing down for his team.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Spong and Povey double act down Melksham

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

2:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE heavyweight duel of the day was at the Beeches, Shaw, where leaders Melksham Town A suffered a first defeat of the season.

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