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Crystal Palace: Ward hails the Eagles faithful after signing on the dotted line

Sutton Guardian:

11:08am Friday 17th April 2015

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward signed a new extension to his contract because of his love for the Eagles fans.

AFC Wimbledon: Has it been a disappointing season? No way, says Ardley

Sutton Guardian:

10:34am Friday 17th April 2015

If you think that AFC Wimbledon are limping to the League Two finish line, then boss Neal Ardley has a message for you.

After 125 miles of non-stop canoeing, Richmond ace triumphs... Lizzie conquers Everest

Sutton Guardian:

3:54pm Thursday 16th April 2015

After rewriting the history books as the first ever female winner of the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, Lizzie Broughton declared simply: “It was tough.”

Brentford: Don't blame the front men, says Tarkowski

Sutton Guardian:

3:39pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Bees defender James Tarkowski refused to blame the strikers after a night of missed chances at Sheffield Wednesday ended in a 1-0 defeat.

Harlequins: Brown is aiming for the Premiership top six

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Harlequins scrum half Mike Brown reckons a sixth place finish in the Aviva Premiership is a realistic aim, despite enduring a season dogged by inconsistency.

Hampton & Richmond Borough: McPherson puts out a call for fans to fill the Beveree and... Roar Beavers to safety

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Chairman Steve McPherson is opening the Beveree gates for the final home game of the season.

Brentford: Get me three out of three, says Warburton

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Mark Warburton is targeting a 100 per cent record as Bees embark on their final push for the Championship play-offs.

Swimming: Golds galore at Guildford for Teddington duo

Sutton Guardian:

3:25pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A duo of Teddington Swimming Club stars cleaned up at the Guildford Open meeting last weekend, winning five U15 gold medals between them.

Hockey championship preview: Haycroft reminded of the sport's cruel side

Sutton Guardian:

3:21pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Surbiton ladies skipper Sarah Haycroft says the men’s disappointment at the national championship play-offs serves as a reminder of the cruel nature of the sport.

Kingstonian: It's out of our hands

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Kingstonian boss Tommy Williams has admitted that any hopes of reaching the Ryman Premier Division play-offs are all but extinct.

Kingstonian: Banned Tolfrey wants to draw a line under horror two months

Sutton Guardian:

2:53pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Kingstonian shot-stopper Rob Tolfrey has been handed a seven-match ban by the FA regulatory commission, and now he wants to move on and draw a line under the past two months.

Motorsport: Low walks away from horror smash up

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Twickenham’s Simon Low has vowed to bounce back from a massive crash which ended his race weekend early at Donington Park.

AFC Wimbledon: Knackered Ardley digs out the cotton wool

Sutton Guardian:

2:37pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Dons boss Neal Ardley insists they are not limping to the end of the League Two season, but he is wrapping up his players in cotton wool.

Rugby Union: Weather cost Old Emanuel the title

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Old Emanuel director of rugby Fergus McCarthy is not a weatherman, but he reckons the rain cost his side the Surrey Two title.

Hockey: It was just one of those days, says Surbiton star

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Surbiton hockey club’s Alan Forsyth admitted it was just one of those days after their EHL Premier Division finals weekend at Lee Valley ended in disappointment.

Hockey: Wimbledon are crowned national champions

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Wimbledon Hockey Club’s director of hockey Ben Marsden hailed the hard work of everyone at the club after a historic weekend saw them crowned national champions.

Boxing: Owen is refreshed and ready to restart

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 17th April 2015

Carshalton-born boxer Tony Owen is back in the ring this weekend after admitting to a rethink over his career.

Rugby Union: Champions Ironsides break out the bubbles

Sutton Guardian:

3:05pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

It was a case of mission accomplished for Battersea Ironsides as they clinched the Surrey Division One title last weekend.

Rossyln Park: Park to win title next season, without me, says Codling

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

Head coach Alex Codling says circumstances mean Rosslyn Park could claim that elusive top spot in National League One next season.

Play-off contenders Whyteleafe to rest stars ahead of crunch finale

Sutton Guardian:

2:56pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Boss John Fowler says Whyteleafe will be in the best possible shape for their Ryman Division One South play-off finale.

Crystal Palace: Pardew blown away by unbelievable Eagles

Sutton Guardian:

2:48pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Alan Pardew hailed his Eagles after Saturday’s 4-1 win at Sunderland, claiming they could have scored even more.

Crystal Palace supremo: United spell put Zaha’s career on the back foot

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish reckons Wilfried Zaha’s time at Manchester United set the winger back in his football career.

Sutton United: Doswell ready to build new Sutton around skipper Southam

Sutton Guardian:

5:10pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has warned his players they face the boot as he prepares to make wholesale changes over the summer.

Richmond: Ex-Richmond lock ready for dream Twickenham shot

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Friday 10th April 2015

Former Richmond lock Colin O’Keeffe is one step away from a dream appearance at Twickenham, just as he was 12 months ago, writes Tim Ashton.

One step away: Marsden prepares Wimbledon for Euro hockey shot - on the verge of the dream

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 9th April 2015

Wimbledon Hockey Club are potentially one win away from the Euro Hockey League, and head coach Ben Marsden is up for the challenge.

The Sahara heat is on: Kevin set for the Marathon Des Sables, but... ‘I’m not really a runner’

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 29th March 2015

For someone who describes themselves as “not really a runner” taking on the Marathon Des Sables could be called the stuff of nightmares.

Leatherhead: Vas still thinking play-offs

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Leatherhead striker Vas Karagiannis may have bagged his 16th league goal of the season on Saturday against the Ryman Premier Division leaders, but a 1-1 draw has seen their late assault on the play-offs derailed momentarily.

Rugby Union: Massive win keeps Sutton & Epsom in title race

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Sutton & Epsom head coach Jeff Parsons has demanded three repeats of the “want and desire” that saw off table toppers Wimbledon last weekend.

Boxing: Symonds takes time out after successive Lomax defeat

Sutton Guardian:

4:14pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Croydon Bomber Chas Symonds will take time out to consider his future in boxing after defeat to Michael Lomax last weekend.

Sutton United: Doswell cannot protect under-performing players any more

Sutton Guardian:

4:10pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell says fans deserve a far better performance than the players offered up in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Gosport Borough at Gander Green Lane.

Table tennis: First medal of the season for McKibbin

Sutton Guardian:

3:59pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Wandsworth Paralympian table tennis star Aaron McKibbin picked up his first medal of a season where places for Rio 2016 are up for grabs.

Rugby Union: Hallett to lead Wimbledon to title

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Wimbledon coach James Ogilvie-Bull reckons they have the player to guide them home as the London Division One South title race goes to the wire.

Football: Sutton United confident of 3G application success

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Paul Doswell is so confident that Sutton United’s planning application for a 3G pitch will be permitted he knows the date the workmen will roll into Gander Green Lane.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley faces surgery, and so does his team... It's operation backbone

Sutton Guardian:

2:19pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Neal Ardley goes under the knife next week for hip surgery, but he reckons his AFC Wimbledon side needs a far bigger operation.

AFC Wimbledon: We owe Tubbs a lot, so he deserves a warm welcome

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Neal Ardley says Dons would be in contention for the League Two play-offs had Matt Tubbs not joined Portsmouth.

Whyteleafe: Beating the unbeatable Burgess Hill Town was no fluke, says Fowler

Sutton Guardian:

10:36am Thursday 19th March 2015

By beating the leaders of Ryman Division One South last night (Wednesday), Whyteleafe have done what no one else has managed this season - and boss John Fowler insists it was no fluke.

Football: Are we playing in a Sunday League, asks Leatherhead boss Brady

Sutton Guardian:

2:49pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Leatherhead’s unbeaten run in the Ryman Premier Division came to an end on Saturday, but boss Richard Brady just shrugged his shoulders.

Other rugby: Now it is make or break for Sutton & Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 19th March 2015

Sutton & Epsom head coach Jeff Parsons says they will give it everything against Wimbledon this weekend to stay in the hunt for promotion out of London Division One South.

Athletics: Herne Hill Harriers have their own Mo for the future

Sutton Guardian:

2:40pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Teenager Mohamed Mohamud was the surprise package for Herne Hill Harriers at the English Schools Cross Country Championships last weekend, but not to everyone.

Rugby Union: Battersea Ironsides have the league title in their sights

Sutton Guardian:

2:32pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe says the Surrey One title is theirs to lose.

Boxing: Ashaye taking natural route to first title shot

Sutton Guardian:

1:43pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Rakeem “The Noble” Ashaye is a boxer on a natural course of evolution, and he’s hoping it will take him to the Southern Area title – for starters.

AFC Wimbledon: What is next for Deji?

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Adedeji Oshilaja has no idea what will happen come the end of the season, but the AFC Wimbledon loanee has the best of both worlds.

Rugby Union: Wimbledon are not talking promotion yet...

Sutton Guardian:

Coach James Ogilvie-Bull will not talk of promotion for leaders Wimbledon RFC, even though a win this weekend could open an eight-point gap at the top of London Division One South.

AFC Wimbledon: Sloppy defending cost us, says Ardley

Sutton Guardian:

10:04am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Dons boss Neal Ardley admitted his side were punished for sloppy defending after last night’s 2-1 defeat at Mansfield Town.

Crystal Palace: "Post split me open" says Zaha

Sutton Guardian:

11:34am Monday 16th March 2015

Wilfried Zaha's second Premier League goal of the season seemed to hurt the winger more than it hurt QPR, but he had the last laugh with all three points.

RUGBY UNION: Revenge mission is on for Junior Vase champions Battersea Ironsides

Sutton Guardian:

10:28am Monday 16th March 2015

Battersea Ironsides defended their London & SE Junior Vase title on Saturday, and now it is all about revenge for skipper Colin O'Keeffe.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley points the finger at red-carded Bulman after defeat at Exeter City

Sutton Guardian:

9:58am Monday 16th March 2015

Neal Ardley is waiting on video evidence before slamming Dannie Bulman for costing AFC Wimbledon three points at Exeter City.

Sutton United: Doswell sets the record straight

Sutton Guardian:

10:53am Friday 13th March 2015

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has set the record straight after former fitness coach Jamie Lawrence lifted the lid on his departure from the Lane.

AFC Wimbledon: It’s not about me, says mature Don Oshilaja - Older than his years

Sutton Guardian:

10:39am Friday 13th March 2015

Adedeji Oshilaja may have won the man of the match award after Dons 2-1 win over York City, but the defender says he alone did not deserve it.

AFC Wimbledon: Frampton hangs up his boots

Sutton Guardian:

12:28pm Thursday 12th March 2015

AFC Wimbledon defender Andy Frampton has retired from football with immediate effect.

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