FOOTBALL: Hotshot Higdon celebrates Melksham landmark

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

GARY Higdon hopes he can maintain his prolific goal-scoring record and keep Melksham Town fighting on three fronts this season.

ULTRA-DISTANCE RUNNING: Why Holly is on top of the world

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

BRADFORD on Avon’s Holly Rush completed an amazing year of ultra-distance running with a superb performance in the Manaslu Trail 200k mountain race in Nepal, writes Kevin Fahey.

ATHLETICS: Gemma steps up to senior win

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

GEMMA Shepherd opened her senior girls’ campaign with an emphatic victory in the North Wiltshire Schools’ Cross Country Championships, writes Kevin Fahey.

BOXING: Nick waits on fight verdict

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

NICK Blackwell considers himself in a ‘win-win situation’ as he prepares to sit down and watch two potential British middleweight title opponents slug it out tomorrow night.

KARTING: This youngster really is one fast Guy

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th November 2014

YOUNG Trowbridge speedster Guy Cunnington hopes to step things up a gear next season as he aims to make his mark in the country’s top karting championship.

HOCKEY: Corsham march on at top of the table

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Friday 28th November 2014

CORSHAM’S 100 per cent home record in the Davis Wood League East Central Two continued unchecked as they defeated Yate B 2-0.

DUATHLON: Combe’s King James

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AGE group world champion James Coleman stormed to success at Castle Combe’s Chilly Duathlon event on Sunday.

For Cooper it’s the summit of nothing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

THOUGH it is a rather large carrot, Town boss Mark Cooper says topping the League One table at this stage would mean nothing.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Marine sign on clutch of College youngsters

This Is Wiltshire:

11:02am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON Supermarine have bolstered their injury-hit squad by registering five New College youngsters.

TOM ON TOWN: It’s up to you to welcome the regulars of tomorrow

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

THE announcement by TrustSTFC on Tuesday that their schools ticket initiative had been taken up by nearly 3,500 children and their parents is no-quibbles great news.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb brings in a third Forest Green youngster

This Is Wiltshire:

4:14pm Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON Supermarine signed Forest Green Academy left-back Scott Bevan on loan ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bashley.

Strikeforce can fire Town up

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

JON Obika believes the strength in depth now in evidence at Swindon Town can only benefit the team as they push for promotion.

The hand of Coop could signal a Cod battering

This Is Wiltshire: Mark Cooper

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

TOWN boss Mark Cooper could be bringing out the secret hand signals this Saturday as he looks to tactically out-do his opposite number Graham Alexander in the Fleetwood dugout.

Clean sheets are key for Turnbull

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

EARLIER this month, the wheels momentarily threatened to fall off the Town steam train as Mark Cooper’s men suffered the humiliation of a 5-0 FA Cup humbling at League Two Cheltenham Town.

Lewis announces his retirement from cricket

This Is Wiltshire:

10:01am Friday 28th November 2014

JON Lewis has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

‘Keep the Dogs on a tight leash’

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

RYAN Aldridge says that he will look for his side to press Sheffield Steeldogs from the face-off tomorrow night.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Opponents' Bash-ing is irrelevant

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb is not going to let previous results affect his planning for tomorrow’s trip to Bashley.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Collier won’t stand in the way of Shrivvy exit door

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SAM Collier says that he only wants players who want to play for Shrivenham at the club.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Miller stays grounded despite run

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

PURTON manager Justin Miller insists that he is not getting carried away by his side’s rapid ascent up the Hellenic League Division One West table.

CAT CALL: A terrible reminder of dangers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

HAVING heard the terribly sad news of the death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes this week, it does make you think of the safety gear that you wear in sport.

College keep level heads for final test

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON College Old Boys head coach Mark Lea admits that he has had to keep his players calm ahead of tomorrow’s Dorset and Wilts Vase final against Blandford at North Dorset.

FOOTBALL: Griffin's comeback salute

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

CHIPPENHAM Park manager Dave Ferris waxed lyrical about Alan Griffin after the striker turned out for his side during their crunch FA Vase clash with Bradford Town.

DAN THE FAN: Now Town must prove themselves against division’s lesser lights

This Is Wiltshire: A forgotten face keeps our dreams alive

2:30pm Thursday 27th November 2014

TEN years after their last victory at London Road, Town produced a superb away performance to move themselves within one point of the summit in League One.

Cooper: 'I was not aware of any interest in Beautyman'

This Is Wiltshire: Harry Beautyman salutes the crowd

2:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

MARK Cooper has denied having any knowledge of interest in new Peterborough loan signing Harry Beautyman despite the player himself insisting Swindon were one of the clubs chasing him.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Burns staying calm

This Is Wiltshire:

12:38pm Thursday 27th November 2014

MELKSHAM Town Reserves manager Steve Burns is not letting Saturday’s 3-3 draw at struggling Marlborough Town affect his title aspirations.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Varney rues Bassett’s misfortune

This Is Wiltshire:

12:06pm Thursday 27th November 2014

WOOTTON Bassett Town Development manager Mark Varney thought his side were unlucky not to get more from their clash with high-flying Ludgershall Sports at Ballards Ash.

Smith back in full training

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

MICHAEL Smith has returned to full training today and, having overcome his most recent shoulder injury, is looking good to feature in this Saturday’s game against Fleetwood.

Time to start building

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

ROBINS boss Alun Rossiter admits the task of putting together his 2015 team is a slow process despite two pieces of the jigsaw falling into place yesterday.

Get your Adver Sports Awards nominations in

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

WITH the year drawing to the close, the Swindon Advertiser is looking for help from readers as we put together our list of nominations for our 2014 sports awards.

Returning Ritchings earns Storm seat

This Is Wiltshire: Darryl Ritchings

11:28am Thursday 27th November 2014

PURTON rider Darryl Ritchings will return to speedway racing with National League Coventry Storm in 2015.

Boring, boring Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

THE football cliché of taking it one game at a time may be as old and dull as a sexist Richard Keys gag but Swindon manager Mark Cooper insists it is neccessary for his side to succeed.

Youngsters can lift the squad, says Town boss

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

TOWN boss Mark Cooper thinks his players will be lifted by the sight of a Stratton Bank full of young Swindon fans.

THE WASHBLOG: Swindon Town: The Next Generation...well, sort of

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

I believe the children are our future. Well, some of them are. The rest will probably grow up to prefer things that don’t involve sitting in the drizzle on a cold, Saturday afternoon. Things which offer instant gratification, like video games. Or sexting.

May retains place to face the Aussies

This Is Wiltshire:

9:57am Thursday 27th November 2014

CHISELDON winger Jonny May has retained his place in the England squad to face Australia on Saturday.

Robins' Stead makes permanent Sheffield move

This Is Wiltshire: Back on track: Simon Stead

8:37am Thursday 27th November 2014

SWINDON Speedway have agreed the full transfer of Simon Stead to his hometown club Sheffield.

Skipper Jan is the man for Wildcats

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

AARON Nell hailed skipper Jan Kostal as the driving force behind the Swindon Wildcats, even if the true class of the Cats captain sometimes flies under the radar.

MARTIN JONES: Playing the name game

This Is Wiltshire:

4:01pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A fan's eye view of football and Swindon Town

HELLENIC LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Bassett can't put a roof on Thatcham

This Is Wiltshire:

10:45pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

WOOTTON Bassett Town slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Thatcham Town tonight.

RUGBY: Warminster 12 Oakmeadians 13

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

WARMINSTER were left devastated by a one-point defeat to their rivals at the bottom of the table.

RUGBY: Westbury 21 Frome 2nd 16

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

WESTBURY returned to winning ways as they edged out Frome 2nd at Knott Field.

ANGLING: Ernie takes Farleigh prize

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

FARLEIGH Wood Hosted the Trowbridge Seniors Tuesday match where Ernie Jones, from Trowbridge, captured top prize with 51 lb 14 oz of carp.

Draft outcome pleases Robins chief Rossiter

This Is Wiltshire:

3:02pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

SWINDON Robins' boss Alun Rossiter has declared himself satisfied with the outcome of the Elite Riders Draft after Charles Wright and Lewis Rose were confirmed as his reserves for the 2015 season.

RUGBY: Windsor 22 Trowbridge 15

This Is Wiltshire:

4:50pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

RESILIENT Trowbridge came within a whisker of pulling off a major shock with a powerful performance against a strong Windsor side.

RUGBY: Wilson hopng to whack Wallabies

This Is Wiltshire: POINTS ON THE BOARD: David Wilson scores a try against South Africa  Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

3:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

BATH prop David Wilson has urged England to end a frustrating autumn on a high by overcoming World Cup group rivals Australia in Saturday's final QBE International at Twickenham.

Robins draft Rose and Wright for 2015 campaign

This Is Wiltshire: Alun Rossiter

1:16pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

SWINDON Robins have made their Elite Draft Riders picks for the 2015 campaign.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Collier thrilled at Slough comeback

This Is Wiltshire:

11:57am Wednesday 26th November 2014

MARK Collier hailed Chippenham Town’s battling qualities as they recovered from a 2-0 half-time deficit to snatch a draw at Slough Town on Tuesday.

RUGBY: Rover and out, but Iwan proud of Bassett youngsters

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

HE MAY  have missed out on the chance to walk on the hallowed turf at Twickenham but Royal Wootton Bassett youngster Iwan Floyd insisted he had still loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience.

IN DEPTH WITH... Glenn Hoddle

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

WHEN Glenn Hoddle took over at Swindon he arrived at a club that had been caught up in a financial scandal, stripped of its place in the top tier of English football and was feeling pretty sorry for itself.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: College maintain home streak with Lydney win

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

NEW COLLEGE earned their second victory in three games tonight as they saw off Lydney Town.

FA VASE: Perrin praises "unbelievable" Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

1:23pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

BOSS Darren Perrin lauded an “unbelievable” Melksham Town performance as they powered into the FA Vase third round with an emphatic win at Slimbridge on Tuesday.


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