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Football: Consecutive draws is cause for a glass half-full at Sutton United

Sutton Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell is drinking from a half-full glass in the face of a third consecutive draw in the National League South.

Football: Bye bye Byatt's message to Corinthian Casuals fans

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Corinthian Casuals goal machine Jamie Byatt has left the club for a new challenge at Ryman Division One South rivals Tooting & Mitcham United.

Hampton & Richmond Borough: Dowson slams red card ref

Sutton Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Beavers boss Alan Dowson has hit out at the referee for robbing his side of all three points at Lewes on Wednesday night.

Ealing Road Comedies: Brentford the business and Gray the commodity

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 29th August 2015

Loyalty no longer exists in football.

Football: AFC Wimbledon boss knows what is needed to keep pace with the changing face of League Two

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Neal Ardley reckons the face of League Two football is changing fast, and the Dons boss is fighting hard to keep up with the evolution.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley expects a tough test from Exeter City

Sutton Guardian:

4:30pm Thursday 27th August 2015

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is prepared for problems when Exeter City visit the CRRS this weekend.

Kingstonian: Tolfrey has his shirt back and he’s not giving it up

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Rob Tolfrey made a winning return between the sticks for Kingstonian and then declared: “The number one shirt is mine.”

Rugby World Cup: Harlequins quartet make England cut, but “gutted” Easter is out

Sutton Guardian:

3:38pm Thursday 27th August 2015

England head coach Stuart Lancaster admitted the decision to leave Harlequins number eight Nick Easter out of his World Cup squad was a tough call.

Football: Leatherhead's Vas gets the rough treatment

Sutton Guardian:

3:24pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Leatherhead boss Richard Brady says opponents will continue to target Vas Karagiannis because he is too good for them.

Motorsport: Gilbert downbeat after disappointment in Spa

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Mitch Gilbert was frustrated not to be more competitive after a disappointing weekend in the GP3 Series.

Football: AFC Wimbledon boss lays it on the line to work-shy newbies

Sutton Guardian:

7:55am Wednesday 26th August 2015

AFC Wimbledon boss has warned some of his new players to pick up the work ethic or they will find themselves out of the team.

Kingstonian: Casey's time in full-time football is not over yet

Sutton Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Kingstonian’s latest acquisition Dylan Casey has dreams of returning to full-time football, and boss Tommy Williams reckons it can be done.

Kingstonian: Boss demands consistency after stop-start opening

Sutton Guardian:

8:49am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Kingstonian boss Tommy Williams has called for consistency after another disappointing weekend was followed by a good Monday night performance.

Cricket: What have Ashtead CC and England's Ashes heroes got in common?

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

There are normally very few comparisons between the victorious Ashes England cricket team and Ashtead CC, but now that is very different.

Football: Tooting & Mitcham United swap one hit-man for another

Sutton Guardian:

4:08pm Monday 24th August 2015

Tooting & Mitcham United boss Frank Wilson embarks on his first FA Cup journey as a manager this weekend, without his number one striker.

Boxing: Chaplin ready for toughest Queensbury League bout yet

Sutton Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Tony Chaplin is preparing for the toughest fight of his career this weekend when he continues his quest for a title shot in the Queensbury Boxing League.

Athletics: Former Whitgift School pupil is Rio bound

Sutton Guardian:

9:08am Monday 24th August 2015

Former Whitgift School pupil Joe Choong is Rio bound after bagging himself a place in Team GB’s Olympic modern pentathlon squad.

AFC Wimbledon: There will be no excuses come 3pm on Saturday - Ardley

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Friday 21st August 2015

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has assured fans that defending set pieces will have been high on the training agenda ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Carlisle United.

Football: Leatherhead's new face excited by the attacking options

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 21st August 2015

Leatherhead’s new striker Phil Walsh is settling into life at Fetcham Grove, as well as playing in the middle of a three-man attack line.

AFC Wimbledon: Barcham on that header that could have changed everything

Sutton Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

On a night of disappointment, it was Andy Barcham who came closest to salvaging a point for AFC Wimbledon.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley keeps the belief after night of disbelief

Sutton Guardian:

10:20am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Boss Neal Ardley remains a believer in AFC Wimbledon despite a night of bitter disappointment that ended in a baffling 2-1 defeat to Cambridge United.

Football: Referee performance an "embarrassment", says Sutton United skipper

Sutton Guardian:

11:41am Tuesday 18th August 2015

Sutton United skipper Glen Southam cut a furious figure after last night's controversial draw with Truro City at Gander Green Lane - and chances are he did not get a wink of sleep afterwards.

PICTURE GALLERY: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Sutton Guardian:

9:53am Monday 17th August 2015

Arsenal took all the spoils back across the river on Sunday, after a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Football: Kingstonian cannot dwell on Leatherhead Tann-ing

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Friday 14th August 2015

Kingstonian defender Aaron Goode refuses to dwell on past disappointments, which is just as well given the events of the past week.

Swimming: Croydon Amphibian's silver day at National Championships

Sutton Guardian:

3:56pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Croydon Amphibians Oludaisi Adefisan returned from the ASA National English Championship last weekend with a silver medal.

Football: Bristol City's ultimatum to Crystal Palace striker

Sutton Guardian:

2:37pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill has given Dwight Gayle an ultimatum as the striker’s protracted exit from Crystal Palace continues.

Sutton United: Injuries are growing, but Doswell is relaxed

Sutton Guardian:

1:49pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Paul Doswell is confident Sutton United can pick up the points at Dartford this weekend, despite an injury list that keeps on growing.

Athletics: Sutton & District AC star Ive is focussed on pole vault glory once more

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 14th August 2015

At the beginning of this athletics season, pole vault star Jade Ive was still asking herself whether she wanted to continue in the sport.

Cricket: Plain-speaking Spencer skipper Baker lays it on the line

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

Spencer CC skipper Neil Baker pulled no punches in the criticism of his players after their promotion hopes hit another buffer on Saturday.

Athletics: Differing fortunes for Herne Hill Harriers

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

In the final match of the season, Herne Hill Harrier’s men finished fourth out of eight, to take fifth place overall and secure their place in the BAL National One.

Football: AFC Wimbledon boss hails the return of belief despite Capital One Cup exit

Sutton Guardian:

9:56am Wednesday 12th August 2015

After the weekend’s League Two disappointment, the Dons manager Neal Ardley reckons Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup exit at Cardiff City has restored belief.

Crystal Palace: Gayle move to Bristol City moves closer

Sutton Guardian:

2:38pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

Crystal Palace have reportedly accepted a £6m bid from Bristol City for striker Dwight Gayle.

Kingstonian: Defeat to Leatherhead was "embarrassing" says boss

Sutton Guardian:

10:45am Tuesday 11th August 2015

Kingstonian boss Tommy Williams slammed his side’s first half performance against Leatherhead on Monday night as “embarrassing” .

Leatherhead: Boss stays grounded despite hitting the perfect six

Sutton Guardian:

10:08am Tuesday 11th August 2015

Leatherhead are the early pace-setters at the top of the Ryman Premier Division, but boss Richard Brady is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

AFC Wimbledon: Robinson settles in to new life under old buddy

Sutton Guardian:

11:53am Monday 10th August 2015

They were once team-mates, but now Neal Ardley is Paul Robinson’s boss at AFC Wimbledon.

AFC Wimbledon: Ardley suffers a "reality check" after opening day defeat

Sutton Guardian:

11:25am Monday 10th August 2015

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley admitted defeat in Saturday’s League Two curtain-raiser to Plymouth Argyle was a “reality check”.

Swimming: No medals, but plenty of experience for Teddington Swimming Club

Sutton Guardian:

10:52am Friday 7th August 2015

Teddington Swimming Club may not have won any medals at the British Summer Championships, but the experience will stand them in good stead for next year.

Crystal Palace: Toon boss lays into Pardew over Coloccini interest

Sutton Guardian:

10:34am Friday 7th August 2015

Crystal Palace Alan Pardew has been accused of lying by Steve McClaren over an approach for Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

Football: Crystal Palace face toughest start of all in the Premier League

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Friday 7th August 2015

Alan Pardew reckons Crystal Palace have one of the toughest starts of all the Premier League teams on the eve of the new season.

Football: Cabaye will make Crystal Palace debut at Norwich City

Sutton Guardian:

1:42pm Thursday 6th August 2015

Yohan Cabaye will make his Crystal Palace debut when the Premier League season kicks off this weekend.

Football: Crystal Palace fans pick out their weakest and strongest links

Sutton Guardian:

11:35am Thursday 6th August 2015

Brede Hangeland has been picked out as a possible weak link by Crystal Palace fans.

Football: Doswell sets out early season targets for his new-look Sutton United

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 7th August 2015

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has already revealed his target for the opening salvo of the new National League South season.

Athletics: From Sutton & District AC to international stardom... “Thanks, Les”

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 9th August 2015

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey may have gone on to conquer Europe as a sprinter, but he has never forgotten his roots, or the man who set him on the road to glory.

FOOTBALL: Leatherhead chairman baffled by fixtures list fiasco

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Friday 7th August 2015

Leatherhead chairman Peter Ashdown has hit out at the Ryman League over a fixture list that has left him stumped for answers.

Cricket: Ashtead closing in on title

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 6th August 2015

Ashtead CC skipper Tom Deighton knows the maths, but the leaders of Division One in the Surrey Championship are about more than simply winning promotion.

Athletics: Double joy for Johnson-Assoon

Sutton Guardian:

9:48am Thursday 6th August 2015

Gavin Johnson-Assoon of Herne Hill Harriers has double reason to be happy after a winning weekend.

Rugby Union: Bailey is the right Ironside

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Monday 10th August 2015

New skipper Marcus Bailey is the right man to take Battersea Ironsides to the next level, says the man he is replacing.

RideLondon 100: The adventure is over, but what an adventure

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

After months of training, sports editor Tim Ashton took on, and completed, Sunday’s RideLondon 100...

Big kick-off: Crystal Palace legend warns against easing into new season

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

Mark Bright says it is vital that Crystal Palace make a good start to the new Premier League season on Saturday.

Crystal Palace: Pardew connection convinces highly-rated winger to sign

Sutton Guardian:

4:59pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Bakary Sako says he put pen to paper at Crystal Palace because he and Alan Pardew struck up an immediate rapport.

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