Nominations requested for Andover Town FC Player of the Season

2:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Andover Town FC have decided to reward both players and supporters alike at the end of this season as a thank you for what has been a superb effort all round.

Bowls Open Day this weekend at St Mary Bourne

Basingstoke Gazette: The idyllic setting at St Mary Bourne Bowls Club who open their green this weekend

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

St Mary Bourne Bowling Club open their club and green tomorrow at 10am as they welcome in the new season with a visitors’ open day at 10am.

Five on the trot for champion John

Basingstoke Gazette: John Hunter wrapped up his fifth successive title

12:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHAMPION John Hunter allowed himself a brief period of rejoicing before swiftly turning to next season’s plans for the Cuestars South Wilts Snooker League.

Two podiums for Stockbridge racer Leon

Basingstoke Gazette: Leon Morris had a first and a second at Brands Hatch over the weekend

12:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Stockbridge rider Leon Morris leads the Ducati Trioptions Cup after the first two races of the season at the 1.207 mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent over the Easter weekend.

Late Jupp winner sets Overton for possible fourth place finish

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A stunning volley from Alex Jupp ten minutes from time brought Overton a well deserved victory over Andover Open Cup Finalists Otterbourne on Monday and kept up their hopes of a fourth place finish as a long and generally successful season closes out.

Three on the trot for New Street

Basingstoke Gazette: Tommy Gentleman returned to the side on Saturday

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Andover New Street enjoyed their Easter with back to back wins to make it three from three and banish any memories of the Hayling United game.

Lions go down to defeat at title chasing Hamble Club

Basingstoke Gazette: Ryan Steele in action against Hamble Club on Saturday

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Hamble Club 4 Andover Lions 0. Andover Lions were beaten for the second weekend in a row as a very good Hamble team pushed hard to catch Bush Hill at the top of Hampshire Premier League Division One.

Alresford Town get the best of Whitchurch yet again

Basingstoke Gazette: Isaac Sedu went close for Whitchurch during their defeat to Alresford Town

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whitchurch United 0 Alresford Town 3. The match started slowly and had a distinct end of term feel about it, especially in the early stages of the first hal

Welcome win for Jam Boys at struggling Fawley

Basingstoke Gazette: Tom Mudy (red and white) in action at Fawley on Saturday

3:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whitchurch were forced to juggle their limited resources again for the trip to relegation threatened Fawley with Pa Touray, Matt Scott and Chris Smalley all missing from the side that lost at Brockenhurst in midweek though they were able to include Adam Pearson after a three match absence through injury.

Third p;ace for Whitchurch Squash after last day win over Alton

2:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whitchurch Squash Club’s first team’s last game of the season was against promotion rivals Alton who had already claimed second in the league.

Table tennis Handicap tourny complete

Basingstoke Gazette: Tomos Hardiman, pictured here in 2012, was in action in the Handicap Tournament

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The final of Andover Table Tennis Association’s pre Christmas Handicap tournament was eventually completed when all the players became available.

Injury time goal brings promotion but Town may have to wave goodbye to title

Basingstoke Gazette: Cole Hinchcliffe, pictured earlier in the season in  his New Street kit, scored deep into injury time to salvage the unbeaten record

8:31pm Monday 21st April 2014

Andover Town 1 Tadley Calleva 1. A Cole Hinchcliffe header five minutes into injury time gave Andover Town the point which ensures their promotion to the Premier Division of the Wessex League this afternoon.

Away day joy for New Street and Whitchurch

7:37pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Both Whitchurch United and Andover New Street bounced back from disappointing form to post fine away wins in the Wessex League today.

Foot goal gives Andover Town promotion barring miracle

7:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A Lloyd Foot goal midway through the second half was enough to give Andover Town a point, preserve their unbeaten record at the Portway and, barring a goalscoring miracle, give them promotion to the Premier Division of the Wessex League in their very first season. Neil Benson's side came back from a first half deficit to rivals Petersfield and keep a point ahead at the top with two games left.

Wingfield Trophy kicks-off Andover Tennis Club season

Basingstoke Gazette: Hallam Doney, Georgia Moon, Jennie Pope and Martyn Isherwood

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Andover Tennis Club started the season with their annual Wingfield Mixed Doubles, Sliding Handicap tournament on Sunday.

Fading Jam Boys go down in the New Forest

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Brockenhurst 4 Whitchurch United 0. The Jam Boys dismal end of season continued as they conceded four second half goals at Brockenhurst on Wednesday night.

Young Sparsholt Academy boys in third final

Basingstoke Gazette: Tommy Wright was on target for Sparsholt College against Yeovil on Friday

12:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sparsholt Academy’s youngsters reached their third final of the season on Tuesday in dramatic style with an extra-time victory over an impressive Moneyfields side at the Portway Stadium.

New Street bounce back with late winner against Laverstock and Ford

Basingstoke Gazette: Jack Hutchings netted the winner for New Street last night

10:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Andover New Street bounced back from Saturday’s humiliating defeat by basement side Hayling United by beating Laverstock and Ford 1-0 at Foxcotte Park on Tuesday night.

FM eclipse Basingstoke League

Basingstoke Gazette: FM Eclipse are the new Basingstoke League champions

12:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Fm Eclipse Netball Club has won the Premier Division of the Basingstoke Netball League.

Tom Parker Billiards Cup Finalists now known

12:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

In the KRL Electrical sponsored Test Valley Billiard League Tom Parker Cup it was team mate versus team mate in both semi-finals as Wherwell’s Paul Fleming struggled against the in-form 2005 winner Lee Ayers, who cruised into the final winning 100-47.

Lions' season tailing off after home defeat

Basingstoke Gazette: Dean Smith in action for Andover Lions

5:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover Lions 1 Bush Hill 3. Andover Lions failed to capitalise on their return to form from their previous week’s victory at Upham and slumped to a third consecutive home defeat against table toppers Bush Hill.

Andre and Jack in powerlifting action

3:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover powerlifters Andre Duirno and Jack Smith recently competed in the BDFPAS British Powerlifting Championships in Staffordshire.

Hopson-Hill takes Society golfing opener at Marlborough

Basingstoke Gazette: Pictured are David Benwell, Ken Sangster, Sean Canham, Nick Hopson-Hill and Cliff Tucker.

12:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover Golfing Society's new season tee'd off recently with a visit to Marlborough GC, spearheaded by new society captain, Sean Canham.

Triathlon season off to fine start

Basingstoke Gazette: Jared Roberts, Dan Mason, Liz Mayon-White, Judit Leszkovich, and Nick Wall

11:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Ten members from Andover Triathlon Club completed the A2C triathlon with some great performances.

Lashings tickets still on sale and it's farewell to Jock Elwood

10:59am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover CC’s Lashings’ lunch tickets are selling well but there is only three weeks left for the reduced rate.

Andover Youth FC tournament set for June

Basingstoke Gazette: Action from last year's Andover Tournament

10:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover Youth FC will be holding their 16th annual small-sided summer tournament and ‘Festival of Fun’ on the weekend of June 21 and 22 from 9am on both days.

Hampshire Pro-Am returns to Tidworth

Basingstoke Gazette: Gordon Wardrop and Scott Shibley with club captain Brian Hutchins (centre)

10:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tidworth Garrison GC has been fortunate to host a Hampshire PGA Pro-Ams for a number of years, but this was only the second year running that Matt Miles had organised a tournament at the club for his fellow assistant professionals from all over the county.

Valiant Winter League effort from Otters

12:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Durrington Otters put in a determined start to the final pledge of the Winter League with fourth position being achieved on the evening and an overall 16th position.

Action-packed Easter in store at Thruxton

Basingstoke Gazette: The Easter Revival hits Thruxton this Easter

1:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

The unmistakeable roar of Formula 5000 will resonate around Thruxton next weekend as a marauding pack of 5.0-litre, V8 monsters vie for glory in the Derek Bell Trophy races at the eagerly-anticipated Easter Revival.

Nap hand for back to form Overton United

12:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

Overton’s punishing end of season campaign continued on Saturday as they enjoyed a well earned win over visiting Colden Common.

Young Robins take Tyro Cup

Basingstoke Gazette: Stockbridge U13s celebrate winning the Tyro Cup

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Stockbridge were slight underdogs, after losing in the league to a good Colden Common side but the final at AFC Totton's ground was a great experience for all.

Longparish CC first off the mark with two friendlies

Basingstoke Gazette: Hurstbourne Priors' Jon Hopkinson picked up two wickets

11:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Despite the best efforts of a wet winter, cricket broke out on schedule at Longparish last weekend. In the opening tie of the season, a friendly with Southampton-based Peartree

Ten table tennis titles for Tigers

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

The final of the Weighill Trophy (the secondary team handicap competition) ended with the same score as in the final of the Advertiser Cup, although the matches were not as close

Shoot out victory for Arms in President's Cup Final

Basingstoke Gazette: Action from Sunday's cup final

11:58am Monday 14th April 2014

Arms got off to a perfect start at the Portway on Sunday when a defensive lapse ended with Lee Cogan firing into an empty net.

New Street thrashed by bottom club Hayling United

2:23am Sunday 13th April 2014

Wessex League Division One basement club Hayling United embarrassed Anodver New Street yesterday by beating them 6-0 at Foxcotte Park

Just champion All Blacks demolish Overton

Basingstoke Gazette: Andover RFC Champions of the Hampshire League

2:15am Sunday 13th April 2014

Scenes of wild celebration greeted the final whistle at the Goodship Ground last Saturday as Andover’s young ‘All Blacks smashed their way to the Hampshire Division One title and automatic promotion to the London Leagues.

Celebrations on hold as Hythe and Dibden dent Andover Town's record

Basingstoke Gazette: Michael Dixon scored twice and had a goal disallowed against Hythe and Dibden

2:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

Hythe and Dibden 2 Andover Town 2. “It was not the most buoyant of dressing rooms” was Andover Town manager Neil Benson’s understated reaction to Saturday’s game at Hythe and Dibden where a 96th minute strike from John Mulhern relieved the league leaders of their 14 match winning streak and ensured the promotion party, and possibly the championship celebrations, roll over to Easter Saturday’s mouth watering clash with Petersfield Town at the Portway Stadium.

Freak goal sets up simple Sparsholt victory

12:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

Sparsholt Saints 3 Gosport Borough Development 0. Sparsholt’s hard working Saints’ elite squad returned to their bowling green pitch at the college on Wednesday afternoon after playing on less than perfect surfaces at Oxford and Eversley and they got back to winning ways with a straight forward victory over Gosport Borough Development side.

Battle weary Whitchurch lose to last gasp strike

11:24pm Friday 11th April 2014

The Whitchurch players, management and officials must feel they are on a treadmill that is getting faster and shows no signs of stopping at present with games seemingly coming along at the rate of three days. Such was the case on Thursday when, just two days after a draining North Hants Cup Final against Alresford, they faced the always competitive Moneyfields at Longmeadow.

Eight more medals for Fighting Falcons

Basingstoke Gazette: Nine Falcons brought home eight medals from the KWON Southern Classic

7:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The KWON Southern Classic Regionals in Surbiton, Surrey were not the busiest competition missing many of the regulars the Team Falcons still fielded nine fighters and brought home eight medals.

Alresford get the better of Jam Boys once again in North Hants Senior Cup Final

Basingstoke Gazette: Nic Turpin on the ball for Whitchurch at Newport IOW on Saturday

9:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Zach Glasspool’s double strike was enough to give Alresford Town to their third consecutive North Hants Senior Cup triumph on Tuesday night against Whitchurch United at Foxcotte Park.

Derby day thrashing sets up last day promotion chance for Andover's All Blacks

Basingstoke Gazette: While the first team were enjoying themselves at Romsey the Thirds took on Southsea Nomads

12:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Romsey 12 Andover 74. “It’s back in our hands, now we need to focus and get the job done.”

Double promotion party on the cards for Town and All Blacks

Basingstoke Gazette: Marc Wilding is hoping to bow out on a high on Saturday for Andover RFC

12:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Tomorrow sees one of the most important sporting days in Andover for some time with the very real chance of a double promotion in rugby and football for the town teams.

Mixed end to season for Whitchurch Squash

11:23am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Whitchurch Vets needed maximum points to keep their promotion hopes alive at home to the Avenue from Portsmouth, but were not helped by some serious availability issues.

Jam Boys endure another heavy home defeat

10:50am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Whitchurch United 1 Bournemouth 4. This match was played on a pitch which has recovered well following the recent rain, which is more than can be said for the Jam Boys who have struggled to find fitness after a long break when so many games were postponed.

Street lose by odd goal in five once again

Basingstoke Gazette: Dave Cotter's goal was not enough to save New Street on Saturday

10:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andover New Street 2 US Portsmouth 3. New Street boss Matt Styles could only speculate as to when the last time his club lost 3-2 three times in a row after last Saturday’s latest defeat at Foxcotte Par

Another Plate final place for Andover Chess Club

12:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andover Chess Club secured another Plate final by beating Salisbury A 3.5-1.5 on Wednesday night - their third cup final in successive seasons.

Danny Lewis masterclass as Lions come back to form

Basingstoke Gazette: Danny Lewis scored Lions' opening goal on Saturday

8:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

Upham 2 Andover Lions 4. Andover Lions returned to form in emphatic style with a fine 4-2 victory at Upham.

Steve Pyles on the pressure to take March Medal

Basingstoke Gazette: Steve Pyle took the Saturday March Medal at the Hampshire

8:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

The March Medal at The Hampshire GC saw good support for the Saturday competition but the poor weather on the Sunday meant very few played that day.

Diamonds go down in 13 thriller

7:53pm Monday 7th April 2014

Southampton Vets 7 Andover Diamonds 6. Diamonds won the toss and the breakthrough came after three minutes through Alan Shaw.






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