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.


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

1:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

A FOURTH straight league victory for Holt FC took Ben Hogg’s side top.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP: Cup clash is not so super

Wiltshire Times:

1:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

CORSHAM Town chief Trevor Rawlings admitted that he felt for everyone that dug into their pockets to watch his side’s turgid Wiltshire Senior Cup clash with Supermarine Sports last weekend.

SOMERSET PREMIER CUP: Freshford march on in Somerset Cup

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

1:16pm Monday 13th October 2014

FRESHFORD United maintained their interest in this season’s Somerset Junior Cup after they disposed of previously-unbeaten Taunton & District League Division One leaders Locomotives FC.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Hilperton suffer Combe horror show

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

1:07pm Monday 13th October 2014

CASTLE Combe were at their very best at Hilperton United, where an 8-3 victory for Tom Bull’s side saw them claim a share of pole position with Bradford United at the top of the Division One table.

RUGBY: Ford expands on Burgess timeline

Wiltshire Times:

6:28pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SAM Burgess is still at least six weeks away from kick-starting his Bath career, according to head coach Mike Ford.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP: Downton 2 Westbury United 1

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

DOWNTON, inspired by new signings Ross Bentall and Matt Holmes - the latter previously of Salisbury City - came from behind to win for the first time this season in what was a very open cup tie.

RUGBY: Wasps 29 Bath 22

Wiltshire Times:

4:29pm Sunday 12th October 2014

WASPS' scrum supremacy offered disgruntled supporters the perfect selling point to back the impending move to Coventry as Dai Young's men saw off Bath 29-22 at Adams Park.

FA CUP: Frome Town 2 Boreham Wood 2

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

12:51pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A HUGELY entertaining game saw Frome Town leading 2-1 at half time as they more than matched Boreham Wood in the first period.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP: Holders at home in round two

Wiltshire Times:

2:32pm Sunday 12th October 2014

HOLDERS Melksham Town have been handed a home tie against Wiltshire League Premier Division Trowbridge Town in the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup.

BOXING: Blackwell gears up for a champagne moment

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is aiming to be bang on the money when he makes his long-awaited ring return against the glamorous backdrop of Monte Carlo later this month.

RUGBY: George hails Bath’s midfield dynamos

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

BATH fly-half George Ford has saluted the centre partnership of teammates Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph, believing the midfield duo are at the top of the game.

RUGBY: Watson back in for Bath

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Anthony Watson scores in the first half at Cardiff Arms Park tonight

1:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

ANTHONY Watson returns to the Bath line-up for Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash at against Wasps at Adams Park (2pm).

EQUESTRIAN: Doel in fine form at Dauntsey

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

U21 European team bronze medallist David Doel tasted success at the Knight Frank-sponsored Dauntsey Park Horse Trials last weekend.

Mings wins Championship player of the month gong

Wiltshire Times: Tyrone Mings in action for Ipswich Town...

11:34am Friday 10th October 2014

FORMER Chippenham Town defender Tyrone Mings has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for September.

RUGBY: Burgess blow may help him, says Edwards

Wiltshire Times: Sam Burgess will join Bath in October

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

SAM Burgess’ enforced lay-off following surgery on a fractured cheekbone could prove a blessing in disguise, according to Bath’s first-team coach Darren Edwards.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Kieran thrilled with Bees role

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

KIERAN Baggs might have been thrown in at the deep end for his first game in charge of Trowbridge Town, but the Bees’ new player-manager is up for the challenge of writing the next chapter at Woodmarsh.

RUGBY: European sponsors take time, says Bath's Craig

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

3:48pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

BATH owner Bruce Craig has admitted there was never a "realistic expectation" European bosses could secure five main sponsors for the inaugural Champions Cup kick-off.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: 'No more suprises, please,' says Graham

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DEREK Graham is hoping that his Warminster Town side won’t be caught cold by any more last-minute rearrangements this season.

ANGLING: Escott claims seniors win

Wiltshire Times:

3:34pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Tuesday Trowbridge Seniors match at Pockeridge was won by Jim Escott, from Melksham, with 13 lb 12 oz of roach and perch.

FA VASE: Shanley hoping for big things from strike duo

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

BRADFORD Town boss Paul Shanley is hoping that Sam Jordan and Twaine Plummer can strike up a fruitful partnership up top for his side.

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