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Comfortable away win extends Stratford Town’s unbeaten run to seven

Wantage Town  0-3  Stratford Town Evo-Stik Southern  League — Division One South & West STRATFORD Town extended their unbeaten run to seven and notched their 20th clean sheet of the season with a thoroughly deserved win at Alfredian Park today. Town had a great chance to take the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Joe Halsall skipped past advancing keeper Gary Tucker, only for his shot from a tight angle to be cleared off the line by a covering defender. Two minutes later thou…

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Frustrating and farcical day for Stratford RFC

Stratford 17-22 Barkers Butts Midlands 1 West DESPITE getting over the try line eight times, Stratford only scored twice at Pearcecroft today, and somehow lost to a determined second-bottom Barkers Butts side by five points. “I have never seen a game like it,” said Stratford’s Head Coach, Marcus Cook, afterwards as he, and many of the crowd, were left scratching their heads at the bizarre spectacle they had just seen. The Black and Whites were camped in the visitors’ 22 for mos…

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LIVE: Saturday sport

STRATFORD Town travel to 19th-placed Wantage Town in the league today, hoping to win their third game in a row and put more pressure on Evesham United in third. Ten points ahead of those teams on the fringe of the play-offs, Town are now fighting for positions in the top five. Alcester Town are currently top of Division Three of the Midland League. Today they host a local derby against an in-form Redditch Borough side who have won their last six league games, scoring 25 goals in the proces…

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Hat-trick of winter tennis titles for Stratford

STRATFORD-upon-Avon have won the South Warwickshire Winter Tennis League for the third year running. Callum Bailey’s four-man team beat Ardencote 4-0 in their final match of the season to storm Division One by 13 points. There are a total of 56 teams in the winter league playing across seven eight-team divisions. If winning such a competitive league three years in a row is impressive, then wait to you hear their dominance in the summer league, which they’ve topped for the past 12 ye…

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Late penalty wins it for Southam United

Southam United 2-1 Bromsgrove Sporting Midland League Division One A LATE Louis Bridges penalty deep into added time won Southam this game against fifth-place Bromsgrove on Wednesday night. The Saint, who moved up into ninth, put in a performance the direct opposite of their lacklustre 3-0 defeat at home to Nuneaton Griff on Saturday.…

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Photos: Stratford Town 3-1 North Leigh

TWO left-footed belters in the opening 15 minutes strengthened Town's position in the play-offs on Saturday. Read the match report and watch a post-match interview with manager, Carl Adams, here. Town followed up this victory over play-off rivals North Leigh with a 1-0 away win on Tuesday night at Bishop's Cleeve. See this week's Stratford-upon-Avon Herald for a match report from that game and much more on Stratford Town. All photos: Mark Williamson  …

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Photos: Alcester 34-15 Claverdon

ALCESTER stayed unbeaten in 2015 and secured bragging rights for this season over local rivals Claverdon with this victory in Saturday's friendly. Buy this week's Herald to read the match report, and for more rugby coverage from around the Stratford-on-Avon district. All photos: Mark Williamson…

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Photos: Alcester Town 5-5 Smithswood Firs

JAMIE Gifford scored four goals for Alcester in this ten-goal draw between promotion rivals that included three red cards and two penalties. Read what Alcester manager, Dave Poulson, had to say after the game here.  All photos: Mark Williamson…

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Warwickshire’s Jonathan Trott recalled to England squad

WARWICKSHIRE's Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell were today named in the 16-man England test squad for the tour of the West Indies. Back in the squad for the first time since he quit the Ashes tour in 2013, Trott is expected to open the batting with Alastair Cook during the three-test series that starts next month.…

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Gifford scores four for Alcester Town in ten-goal draw with three red cards

Alcester Town 5-5 Smithswood Firs Midland League Division Three JAMIE Gifford scored four goals for Alcester on Saturday in a ten-goal thriller with three red cards. Despite playing most of the game with ten men and snatching a point with an 89th minute penalty, Alcester boss, Dave Poulson, was disappointed not to have taken all three points.…

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