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Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Surrey Comet: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

When the King of Carshalton met the Sultan of Sutton

Surrey Comet: Stitch this: Ricky Boylan and Paul Doswell get up close and personal

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

Carshalton boxer Ricky Boylan returned to his childhood stomping ground on Saturday to watch Sutton United cement their place in the Skrill South play-offs.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Surrey Comet: horse racing - zxc

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

There are meetings at both Cheltenham and Newmarket today as we head into the Easter weekend. 

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

Surrey Comet: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

Surrey Comet: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Rosslyn Park must wait for title decider

Surrey Comet: Break away: Park’s Will Bowley gets away from the Hull defence 	         Picture: David Whittam

4:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rosslyn Park fans face an agonising wait before the defining weekend of the National League One season.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

Surrey Comet: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Grima's London marathon joy

Surrey Comet: Top running: Claire Grima finished sixth in the women's over-35s London marathon

4:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's Claire Grima finished a brilliant sixth in the women's over-35 championship race in Sunday's London marathon.

Vieux Lion Rouge tipped to win first race at Cheltenham's Easter meeting

Surrey Comet: CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Darville's Tips: With an eventful week of racing ahead, this weeks tips begin with a day at Cheltenham where the two day Easter meeting begins today.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Surrey Comet: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

Surrey Comet: This one’s for you: Bradley Skeete dedicated Saturday’s win to his late manager Dean Powell

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Battersea boxer Bradley Skeete promised to shut up his critics, and he did just that with a ruthless display at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Herne Hill Harriers bring home the wares from first open meeting of the season

Surrey Comet: Speedy: Barbara Folayan, 12, in action over 100m                  All pictures: SP84354

12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted their first open track & field meeting of the season at the club's Tooting Bec headquarters on Saturday.

Herne Hill trio break into the top 60 at the London marathon

Surrey Comet: Top 60 finisher: Abdi Madar finished the London marathon in two hours 32 minutes 30 seconds - enough for 57th

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Alan O'Shea, James Mason and Abdi Madar led the Herne Hill Harriers' charge at the Virgin London marathon, with the three athletes finishing inside the top 60s.

Croydon Harriers' day in the London marathon sunshine

Surrey Comet: Pounding the streets: Neil Aikman in action in the Virgin London marathon

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 30 Croydon Harriers were in action at the full and mini versions of the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

Rosslyn Park do all they can, but the Doncaster still hold all the cards

Surrey Comet: Try: Scott Sneddon gets on the scoresheet at Hull Ionians                        Pictures: David Whittam

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Rosslyn Park could not have done more to state their case as potential National League One champions than a 10-try, 60-12 win at Hull Ionians.

Kingstonian boss not getting carried away with play-off charge

Surrey Comet: On target: Ks midfielder Dee Okojie fires hoem the winner in Saturday's 1-0 triumph over Lowestoft Town

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson revealed there were no celebrations after Saturday's 1-0 win over Lowestoft Town - because the job of securing a Ryman Premeir League play-off spot was still to be done.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

Surrey Comet: Demba Ba scored another crucial goal for Chelsea

6:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Demba Ba struck another priceless goal following his Champions League heroics to keep Chelsea firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

House of Payne: One rule for the rich and another for the rest

Surrey Comet: Good times: Ex-Ks striker Tony Reid won the Surrey Senior Cup under Ian McDonald in 2006

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It hardly made headline news – even in these parts – but Kingstonian were thrown out of the Surrey Senior Cup last month for fielding an ineligible player against Ash United, writes John Payne.  

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

Surrey Comet: All set: The Virgin London Marathon gets underway tomorrow morning

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Husband and wife marathon running duo David and Claire Grima head a dozen-strong Hercules Wimbledon contingent running in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Gourlay: Courtois can face Chelsea

Surrey Comet: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be free to play for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea

11:43am Friday 11th April 2014

Chelsea's own goalkeeper is poised to stand between them and a place in the Champions League final after the 2012 winners were drawn to play Thibaut Courtois' Atletico Madrid.

Magath's ranks bolstered by trio

Surrey Comet: Scott Parker could bolster Fulham's ranks against Norwich

4:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

Fulham manager Felix Magath could welcome back three players for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Norwich on Saturday.

Weekend racing tips include one for Crystal Palace fans at Newbury

Surrey Comet: WINNER: Grand National winner Pineau De Re with trainer Dr Richard Newland at the stables in Claines

2:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Darville's Tips: After a mildly successful Aintree with 5 winners, 4 places and the ante-post 33/1 each-way place for Balthazar King, here are my tips for this weekend.

Surbiton put Kettle on for Euro fate wait

Surrey Comet: you beauty: Surbiton's men celebrate securing a third place Championship play-off finish      Picture: Tom Haigh

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Surbiton goalkeeper David Kettle revealed he was at a loss to celebrate  his Championship play-offs exploits on Sunday – because he is  not used to being the hero.  

Evans: Quins' Sharks clash is like a cup final

Surrey Comet: Spot on: Quins fly half Nick Evans is back to his place kicking best after a slow start to the season

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Quins fly-half Nick Evans knows his men are in the Premiership’s last chance saloon.  

Chelsea face Atletico in Champions League semi

Surrey Comet: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

2:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

Today's semi-final draw pitted Jose Mourinho's men against the Primera Division leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Croydon tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association over 'racial discrimination'

Surrey Comet: Isaac Stoute

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A South Croydon tennis player is suing the sport's British governing body over alleged racial discrimination.

Care's revenge mission can boost Quins play-off campaign

Surrey Comet: Talking point: Quins Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the HSBC National Schools Sevens

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Danny Care’s summer plans may yet save Harlequins’ Premiership campaign, writes Pippa Field.  

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Even us footballers find the season run-in exciting

Surrey Comet: Final day drama: Alan Bennett celebrates the opening goal in Dons vital, final day win over Fleetwood Town               SP73108

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The run-in is always the most exciting part of the season. What were the other results? Did they win? Where are we now in the table? Who have they left to play?

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Young athletes come home as records fall

Surrey Comet: Ready to go: Hercules Wimbledon’s Diego Leyenda battles hard in the javelin competition 	DeadlinePix SP84216

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC welcomed home its Young Athletes Open meeting after 33 years, leading athletics coach Rob Russell to proclaim the atmosphere as the best yet.

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals

Surrey Comet: Among the goals: Jack Midson scored the winner over Cheltenham Town                      Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley – give me the starts, and I’ll give you the goals.

McCallum believes United's play-off experience will count for everything

Surrey Comet: Man with the know how: Gavin McCallum can see the experience he believes will get United through the play-offs                      SP83097

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Sutton United’s hopes of automatic promotion out of the Skrill South are fading after a defeat last weekend, but striker Gavin McCallum believes they have what it takes to win promotion via the play-offs.

Rosslyn Park keep pace with the Knights, but time is running out

Surrey Comet: Bang: Harry Broadbent bursts through to score for Park in Saturday's win over Coventry          Picture: David Whittam

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Rosslyn Park head coach Alex Codling reckons the final five minutes of Saturday's 32-10 win over Coventry encapsulated everything about their season.

Page wants sheets cleaned for Ks promotion push

Surrey Comet: Keeping things tight: Kingstonian captain Sam Page is more keen on keeping goals out of his own net rather than scoring

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Kingstonian skipper Sam Page ended his goal drought on Saturday, but revealed he is more interested in cleansheets as the race to the Ryman Premier League play-offs enters the home straight.  

Chelsea can improve dodgy away form at Swansea

Surrey Comet: Ball boy Charlie Morgan is led away after being kicked by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

9:10am Friday 11th April 2014

Bridge Banter: The memory of the Blues’ Carling Cup defeat in Wales a year ago is still raw for the boys in blue.

Cup kings Blues have plenty to play for

Surrey Comet: Shoot on sight: Former Arsenal trainee and Jamaican international Nigel Neita takes a shot in Tuesday’s 3-0 London Senior Cup semi-final triumph over Wingate & Finchley at Imber Court	 	Deadlinepix SP83420

5:04pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Mid-table Met Police may be forgiven for winding down to the end of the season – but boss Jim Cooper is having none of it.  

Dunn the young gun can see a brighter Surrey sun

Surrey Comet: Young talent: Matt Dunn believes he, and the likes of Rory Burns, pictured, will thrive under coach Graham Ford this season

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Surrey fast bowler Matt Dunn has turned the trauma of relegation to County Championship Division Two into a force for good.

Chelsea playmaker Hazard out for two weeks

Surrey Comet: Eden Hazard launches Chelsea Asian Star programme

10:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

Eden Hazard will be out for at least of two weeks, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Risk and reward for Mourinho

Surrey Comet: Jose Mourinho's side are into the semi-finals

12:53pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Jose Mourinho praised his Chelsea players for embracing his high-risk strategy in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final success over Paris St Germain.

It's Demba Drog-ba says joyful Jose

Surrey Comet: Jose Mourinho lauded Demba Ba, pictured, for his all-round performance

11:06am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lauded his much- maligned strike force and even compared Demba Ba to Didier Drogba after the Senegal striker fired the Blues into the Champions League semi-finals.

FA set to ban football betting

Surrey Comet: The FA's proposal affects players down to step four of the non-league pyramid

3:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Football Association has proposed that from next season anyone involved in the top eight tiers of the English league system will be subject to a worldwide betting ban.

Ardley looks for justice for his hard-working Dons

Surrey Comet: Tough day: Will Antwi is dumped on his back in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers        Picture: David Purday

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Neal Ardley was all about justice after Dons’ 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Former Sutton United man prepares for a shot at the MLS

Surrey Comet: New role: Paul Telfer is bound for America to coach in the North American Soccer League

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Very soon, the Telfer family will board a plane bound for America, and Paul Telfer will be beginning a new journey, bound for the Major Soccer League.

Relegated Massey spies the secret to an immediate return to the Ryman Premier League

Surrey Comet: Plans: Stuart Massey wants a physical approach next season

9:35am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Stuart Massey already has a plan to return Carshalton Athletic to the Ryman Premier League.

Whyatt takes a giant step into the boxing ring with an eight-round title shot

Surrey Comet: Title shot: Craig Whyatt goes for the vacant International Masters bronze belt at the end of this week

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Morden super-featherweight Craig Whyatt will be taking a giant step up the boxing ladder when he fights for the vacant International Masters bronze belt next week.

Ba caps brilliant Chelsea fightback

Surrey Comet: Demba Ba's late goal won the game for Chelsea

9:46pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho dare to dream of European glory once more after overturning a two-goal deficit to advance to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Paris St Germain.

Mourinho hails "special" Blues

Surrey Comet: Jose Mourinho, centre right, hailed his side's fighting spirit

11:21pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea's "special spirit" was key in overcoming Paris St Germain and will worry whoever is pitted against them in the Champions League semi-finals.

Striker returns to the north with a ringing endorsement of AFC Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Back home: Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough

6:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Striker Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough after his three-month loan spell at the Cherry Red Records stadium came to an end.

Croydon Harriers news: Sprinters sparkle at open meeting

Surrey Comet: Running man: Patrick Lewis, third from right, finished fifth in the Dave Clarke mile clocking four minutes 36 seconds

9:42am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Croydon Harriers began the summer campaign at the Wimbledon Young Athletes open meeting on Sunday.

Sutton & Epsom end home campaign on a winning note

Surrey Comet: In your face: Shawn Renwick throws the ball up to celebrate his try against Hove     All pictures: Dave Jackson

8:47am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom brought their London Division One South home fixtures to a conclusion with a workmanlike 34-17 victory over Hove last Saturday.

Herne Hill Harriers men set a road relay challenge

Surrey Comet: Winner: Waldy Pauzers won the V60 category at the Kingston half-marathon,clocking 97:50

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers' senior men's squad finished 24th at the English National Road Relays on Saturday, but were immediately challenged to seek a top 15 finish in 2015.







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