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Hampstead try-scorer Will Pettit. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach sees signs of progress despite defeat against Chiswick

Hampstead coach Peter Breen believes his side showed signs of progress against high-flying Chiswick despite Saturday’s 40-23 defeat and a second successive defeat in London North-West Division Two.

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Damir Jovanovic in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys lose the lead as Finchley inflict second successive loss

UCS Old Boys lost a second-half lead as they went down 20-13 at Finchley, suffering their second successive defeat – and their third from the opening five league games in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon try-scorer JP Cremin. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon’s unbeaten run comes to an end at West London

Hendon’s unbeaten start to the league campaign came to an end as they were defeated 17-8 at West London and dropped to sixth place in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

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Hampstead Ladies captain Fran Hall. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead Ladies suffer first defeat against league leaders

Hampstead Ladies twice lost the lead as they suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 31-22 against league leaders Old Albanians in Championship South East Division Two.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: Wingate & Finchley must avoid fifth consecutive defeat against Met Police

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler reflects on the Blues’ current losing run as they prepare to face Metropolitan Police in the Ryman League Premier Division tomorrow.

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Hendon boss Gary McCann

Hendon boss McCann wants his side to break into the top two in the league

Hendon’s FA Cup dreams came to an end for another season as they lost 1-0 at Dorchester Town.

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Ana Rocha (right) in action for Highbury Korfball Club

Highbury Korfball Club make a perfect start with victory over reigning champions

Highbury Korfball Club emerged victorious against reigning champions Bec II in their opening fixture of the season, triumphing 16-12 in the London Regional League.

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Belsize Park's Mark Liebling scored a classy individual try against Hackney. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park gain revenge over arch-rivals Hackney to go top of the table

Belsize Park moved to the summit of the league table with a convincing home win over last season’s arch-rivals Hackney, triumphing 39-25 in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon's Adam Johnson. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon maintain their unbeaten start with victory over Mill Hill

Hendon maintained their unbeaten start to the league season after surviving a late Mill Hill comeback to triumph 29-20 and move third in the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.

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Lilly Hunt scored five tries for Hampstead's ladies. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hunt’s haul of five tries helps Hampstead Ladies to third successive victory

Hampstead Ladies eased to their third victory in as many games with a convincing 45-17 win over Hammersmith & Fulham in Championship South East Division Two, thanks to Lilly Hunt’s impressive haul of five tries.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle: Saracens’ setback against Bath shows growing strength of the Premiership

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle believes the weekend’s Premiership results prove that the top flight is getting tougher every year after Saracens “went off track” and lost their perfect start to the season.

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England visually impaired captain Matt Dean

London Metro players lead England bid for glory at Blind World Cup

London Metro cricketer Matt Dean is aiming for glory when he leads England’s visually impaired side to South Africa for the Blind World Cup next month.

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Hendon striker Leon Smith

Hendon striker Leon Smith bids to break all-time record after scoring in eight consecutive games

Leon Smith could break Hendon’s all-time club record for goals scored in consecutive matches when the Greens visit Dorchester Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Tin-Tin Ho

Tin-Tin Ho makes the most of late call-up to Europe Youth Top 10 event

Paddington’s teenage table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho made the most of her late call-up to the Europe Youth Top 10 event as she won five matches out of nine to finish fifth in the junior girls’ event.

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Hampstead's Richard Alexander (right) and Will Naylor (left) celebrate with Andy Hayward after the New Zealand international opened the scoring in the draw at Beeston. Pic: Josh Dixon

Hampstead & Westminster captain hails hitman Andy Hayward after sixth strike

Summer signing Andy Hayward scored his sixth goal from a penalty corner in four games as Hampstead & Westminster drew 1-1 away against last year’s champions Beeston in the men’s Premier Division.

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Shaun Dixon (centre) in action for Highgate Harriers

Highgate Harriers achieve best ever result in national six-stage road relay

Highgate Harriers achieved their best ever result in the men’s national six-stage road relay, coming second at Sutton Park near Birmingham.

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Micha Palmer (left) scored a hat-trick for Hampstead Ladies against New Ash Green. Pic: Trevor Palmer

Palmer’s hat-trick helps Hampstead Ladies to another league win against New Ash Green

Micha Palmer ran in a hat-trick as Hampstead Ladies continued their successful start to the season with their second successive league win, triumphing 26-5 away at New Ash Green.

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Chris Towndrow scored a second-half try for Hendon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon are eliminated from Herts/Middlesex Junior Vase Cup by Cheshunt

Hendon have won their opening two league games but a much-changed side was eliminated from the Herts/Middlesex Junior Vase Cup by Cheshunt, going down 33-14 at home at Barnet Copthall on Saturday.

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Hendon striker Leon Smith. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Late Lee O’leary header seals win for Hendon against Lewes

A dramatic stoppage-time winner by Lee O’Leary shot Hendon to a 2-1 home win against Lewes on Saturday.

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Nico Muir tucks away Wingate's second goal. Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley enjoying best FA Cup run for 15 years

Wingate are enjoying their best FA Cup since 1999 after a 3-0 victory away at Southern Premier League high-fliers Hitchin Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

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Highgate Harriers president Henry Dodwell (right) presents Ben Pochee with a certificate of honorary life membership

It’s au revoir as Highgate Harriers coach Ben Pochee departs

Highgate Harriers’ young athletes bade farewell to coach and club stalwart Ben Pochee with a ceremonial lap of honour at Parliament Hill Fields.

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Hendon striker Leon Smith (right) scored in the FA Cup victory over Leiston. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

McCann challenges Hendon to refocus on Ryman League after FA Cup triumph

Hendon boss Gary McCann has challenged his team to remain focused on their Ryman League campaign after the Greens progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

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Dylan Oudshoorn (left) scored a try on his debut for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys debutants make instant impact in victory over Hitchin

Debutants Dylan Oudshoorn and James Attwood made an immediate impact, both scoring tries as UCS Old Boys returned to winning ways by beating Hitchin 36-19 in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon captain Ger O'Donoghue. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Captain O’Donoghue leads by example as Hendon defeat Ickenham

Hendon captain Ger O’Donoghue scored two tries as his side came from behind to triumph 25-15 at Ickenham and maintain an early winning run in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

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Ben Parker (left) scored two first-half tries but Belsize Park were defeated. Pic: Paolo Minoli

‘Terrible result’ for Belsize Park as they throw away 20-point lead

Belsize Park missed the chance to extend their winning start to the season as they threw away a 20-point half-time lead to lose away against 14-man Welwyn in London North-West Division Three.

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Lilly Hunt (left) celebrates with Rachel Grovenor and Micha Palmer. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Double delight as Hampstead’s men and ladies run in five tries in home wins

Faye Hamp and Lilly Hunt both touched down twice as Hampstead’s ladies ran in five tries to beat Beckenham 25-12 and record a bonus-point victory in their opening league fixture yesterday.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the FA Cup victory at Hitchin Town

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler reflects on Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup victory at Hitchin Town.

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Leon Smith (front) scored for Hendon against Harrow Borough on Monday. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss McCann says there’s more to come from in-form striker Smith

Hendon boss Gary McCann is confident in-form striker Leon Smith can fire his side to another FA Cup victory when the Greens face Leiston at Earlsmead.

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Nico Muir (right) in action for Wingate & Finchley. Pic: Martin Addison

Nico’s sure there’s Muir to come from his new club Wingate & Finchley

Wingate & Finchley have secured four points from two games against play-off rivals in the Ryman League Premier Division this week.

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The team captained by Jason Gallian beat Dean Headley's team in the final as South Hampstead Cricket Club hosted their annual charity day

South Hampstead host annual Paul Daisley Trust charity cricket tournament

A sunny September day on Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Paul Daisley Trust charity cricket tournament at South Hampstead Cricket Club.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Opening Up: Middlesex cricket column with Dawid Malan

Chris Rogers seems to save his very best performances for when we’re in real trouble – and Taunton last week was a classic example.

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UCS Old Boys' try-scorer Damir Jovanovic. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys are defeated at Fullerians

UCS Old Boys were unable to repeat their opening-day home win over Wasps in London North-West Division Three as a disappointing first-half performance resulted in a 19-8 defeat away at Fullerians in Watford.

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Hampstead & Westminster's Andy Hayward (left) scored a hat-trick against Canterbury, with the New Zealand international taking his tally to four goals in two games for his new club. Pic: Mark Clews

Hayward hat-trick helps Hampstead & Westminster to maintain winning start in Premier League

A hat-trick of penalty corners from Andy Hayward helped Hampstead and Westminster storm to a comfortable 5-1 victory over Canterbury and maintain their winning start in the NOW:Pensions Men’s Premier League.

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Highgate Harriers' men's team manager Ben Pochee

Highgate Harriers show their strength in depth at Southern six-stage road relay

Highgate Harriers’ A and B teams both finished in the top 25 sides at Saturday’s Southern six-stage road relay to qualify for the national event.

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Hampstead's Dan Dimoline (left) scored a match-winning penalty kick from 30 metres. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Dimoline kicks last-gasp penalty as Hampstead grab victory from the jaws of defeat

Hampstead lost the lead with 90 seconds left and looked to be heading for a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday – but Dan Dimoline snatched victory back with the last play of the match.

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Nick Lewis (right) scored a hat-trick in Belsize Park's victory over Finchley. Pic: Kully Khella/Belsize Park RFC

Lewis scores hat-trick as Belsize Park maintain devastating early-season form

Promoted Belsize Park continued their dominant early-season form in London North-West Division Three, following last weekend’s opening-day triumph by running in seven tries against Finchley – including another hat-trick.

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Hendon winger Adam Johnson (left) scored one try and had another disallowed. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Stylish Hendon make a winning start to their campaign under new coach

Hendon made a winning start to their campaign under new coach John Cassalaspro, surviving a late scare to overcome Chess Valley.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the victory at Billericay Town

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger reflects on Saturday’s last-minute 3-2 victory away at Billericay Town, which leaves the Blues in the top four in the Ryman League Premier Division.

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Mauricio Pochettino shows his frustration during Tottenham's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City

Pochettino’s punished for abandoning Tottenham’s defensive stability

Spurs correspondent Ben Pearce reflects on Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

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Hampstead try-scorer Will Pettit. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach sees signs of progress despite defeat against Chiswick

Hampstead coach Peter Breen believes his side showed signs of progress against high-flying Chiswick despite Saturday’s 40-23 defeat and a second successive defeat in London North-West Division Two.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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Ana Rocha (right) in action for Highbury Korfball Club

Highbury Korfball Club make a perfect start with victory over reigning champions

Highbury Korfball Club emerged victorious against reigning champions Bec II in their opening fixture of the season, triumphing 16-12 in the London Regional League.

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