Police probe 'head butt' on Carshalton footballer

Surrey Comet: Charlie Wassmer

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A police investigation has been launched after a player for Margate FC appeared to headbutt a Carshalton Athletic player.

AFC Wimbledon face points deduction for ineligible player

Surrey Comet: AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham March 2014 David Purday

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: AFC Wimbledon could be deducted points by the Football League after fielding an ineligible player, the club has announced.

Eriksen stars as Spurs sink Fulham

Surrey Comet: Paulinho, right, celebrates netting the opener

3:08pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Christian Eriksen was again the architect as Tottenham halted embattled Fulham's Barclays Premier League resurgence at White Hart lane.

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Surrey Comet: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Sutton United’s Doswell is down dealing with a defensive dilemma

Surrey Comet: Missing: The talisman Charlie Clough could be out for the remainder of the season           SP81948

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Sutton United’s Skrill South promotion dreams have been thrown into turmoil after boss Paul Doswell admitted they are facing a defensive nightmare.

Ks spend money well on Laidler

Surrey Comet: Influential: Kingstonian new boy Steve Laidler hooks the ball towards goal on Saturday

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Alan Dowson believes midfielder Steve Laidler is the man behind Kingstonian’s Ryman Premier League play-off charge.  

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Diversity is not just a dance group

Surrey Comet: Visit: The PFA took time out to talk to us about diversity in the workplace

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

There are two things start to happen at the training grounds of football clubs around this time of year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

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.

Abbott hails strike pair as Ks relegate Cray Wanderers

Surrey Comet: Back on song: Andre McCollin ended a mini goal-drought with a double at Cray Wanderers

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Kingstonian assistant Gary Abbott labelled strike pair Ryan Moss and Andre McCollin as the best in the Ryman Premier League as his side won 4-0 at Cray Wanderers.

Dons hit man Midson cannot past the "magnet" Mildenhall

Surrey Comet: Pirate keeper: Steve Mildenhall denied Dons man Jack Midson on at least three occasions on Saturday                      Picture: David Purday

9:36am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon forward Jack Midson described Bristol Rovers’ keeper Steve Mildenhall as "like a magnet"’ in the goalless draw at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday.

Dons settle for a point after an inspired performance by a goalkeeping Pirate

Surrey Comet: Shut-out: Tom Richards and his Dons colleagues shut the door on Bristol Rovers in Saturday's 0-0 draw             Picture: David Purday

9:32am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon secured another vital point towards safety with a 0-0 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Magath: Win showed Fulham's desire

Surrey Comet: Felix Magath believes Fulham's victory over Aston Villa will boost his side's confidence

8:03am Sunday 6th April 2014

Felix Magath described Fulham's victory over Aston Villa as their last chance to stay in the Barclays Premier League.

Aksoy leaves Stags with best wishes ringing in his ears

Surrey Comet: On his way: Ex-Casuals keeper Ferhat Aksoy suffered miserably at the hands of Walton & Hersham in a 5-1 defeat last month

1:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Walton Casuals sent keeper Ferhat Aksoy packing with a back handed compliment last week.  

Fulham fight on

Surrey Comet: Fulham's Hugo Rodallega celebrates scoring his side's winning goal

5:40pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Hugo Rodallega gave Fulham a lifeline in their fight against relegation from the Barclays Premier League with a late winner against Aston Villa.

AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

Surrey Comet: AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Actor Alun Armstrong and Olympic gold medal winner Sophie Hosking joined community groups from Merton borough at the launch of AFC Wimbledon’s charitable last week.

Goal angel Gabriel staying put at Stags

Surrey Comet: Going nowhere: Walton Casuals striker Gabriel Odunaike is staying put - for now

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Walton Casuals boss Mark Hams may have to fight to hold on to hot shot Gabriel Odunaike this summer, but he has his man for now.  

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Recovery at a health spa takes in the scenery, kale and cows

Surrey Comet: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

On the Thursday before the Mansfield game, we were told: "We’re having a nice trip to a spa as a recovery day" - lovely we all thought.

Scunthorpe United recall Collins, leaving Ardley to deliver a rallying call to his troops

Surrey Comet: Off: Michael Collins has been recalled by Scunthorpe United

1:23pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has challenged his squad to deal with the loss of Michael Collins in their remaining League Two matches.

Young players have United role to play

Surrey Comet: Off the mark: Michael Spillane scored his first goal in Sutton United colours in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Boreham Wood	Deadlinepix SP81948

1:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Sutton United face their sixth Skrill South match in 16 days tonight, with boss Paul Doswell admitting that momentum could be lost in the congested schedule.

Dowson: Ks need four more wins for play-off charge

Surrey Comet: Confident: Boss Alan Dowson

5:40pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Ks boss Alan Dowson has demanded four more wins to make the Ryman Premier League play-offs.  

Massey: It's time for Robins to be honest

Surrey Comet: Gone: Jordan Wilson has left Colston Avenue for Grays Athletic             SP81896

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Stuart Massey has called for honesty as Carshalton Athletic slip ever closer to the Ryman Premier League trapdoor.

Ardley points the finger at double trouble Dons

Surrey Comet: Mouthy: Sammy Moore will miss two games after being booked for dissent against Mansfield Town 	SP80764

8:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Neal Ardley was in bullish mood after watching his AFC Wimbledon side go down 1-0 at Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Bent - I was fit to play

Surrey Comet: Darren Bent was left on the bench again at the weekend

11:14am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Darren Bent has rebutted Fulham manager Felix Magath's claim he was not fit to feature in Sunday's crucial match with Everton.

Sutton United boss scoops unprecedented third consecutive manager of the month award

Surrey Comet: Forgotten man: Marvin Williams is nearing a return to first team action after more than five months on the sidelines                          SP78637

3:11pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has been named Skrill South manager of the month for March - marking an unprecedented third consecutive accolade.

AFC Wimbledon boss takes Stags defeat on the chin

Surrey Comet: Disappointed: Dons boss Neal Ardley

12:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley will take Saturday's 1-0 League Two defeat at Mansfield on the chin.

Drage unlikely hero as Ks strengthen Ryman Premier play-off aspirations

Surrey Comet: Saviour: Matt Drage headed home in the 96th minute to grab a vital three points for Ks

7:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Kingstonian defender Matt Drage struck in the 96th minute to earn a dramatic 2-1 win over struggling Bury Town on Saturday and give Ks play-off hopes a major boost.

Drage's late header may define Kingstonian campaign

Surrey Comet: To the rescue: Ks defender Matt Drage was an unlikely hero at the weekend with his second league goal of the campaign

8:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Knigstonian left it late against Bury Town on Saturday - very late.

Dons boss is not enjoying new Ardley time

Surrey Comet: Get in there: Jack Midson hits the winner as AFC Wimbledon come back from the dead to beat Cheltenham 4-3             All pictures: David Purday

7:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

While the late, late drama of the Dons’ past three games may be sending fans home happy, boss Neal Ardley has admitted he is far from enjoying it.

McCollin return will boost Kingstonian's play-off hopes

Surrey Comet: On song: Ryan Moss has scored five goals in his past six appearances for Kingstonian

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson reckons the return of Andre McCollin is only going to make his team more of a play-off threat.

Dons land Crystal Palace forward on loan for rest of the season

Surrey Comet: On loan: Kwesi Appiah has joined Notts County for a month, but he has also signed an extension to his Palace contract           SP65791

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley has finally got his man after landing Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah on loan for the rest of the season.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Last minute agony and ecstasy

Surrey Comet: Last minute ecstasy: Jack Midson scores the injury time winner over Cheltenham on Saturday             Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Last minute equalisers, it's a rush of pure relief. Last minute winner, it's a rush of pure joy and happiness. Both are incredible feelings.

AFC Wimbledon players are the caring kind, says Ardley

Surrey Comet: We're all friends here: The Dons lads get into the huddle prior to the win over Cheltenham

9:25am Thursday 27th March 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley has hailed his side’s caring side after another drama-filled League Two clash.

Diarra rejoins Fulham

Surrey Comet: Mahamadou Diarra has returned for a second spell with Fulham

5:15pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Barclays Premier League strugglers Fulham have announced they have re-signed midfielder Mahamadou Diarra on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

McCallum feels the frustration as Sutton United draw a blank at Hayes & Yeading

Surrey Comet: One in the back: Gavin McCallum feels the close attentions of Hayes keeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz during last night's 0-0 draw                 All pictures: Paul Loughlin

8:51am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Sutton United and Gavin McCallum endured a night of frustration at Hayes & Yeading, where a 0-0 draw saw them lose ground at the top of the Skrill South table.

Ardley's men show their strength in the face of adversity

Surrey Comet: Get in there: Jack Midson hits the winner as AFC Wimbledon come back from the dead to beat Cheltenham 4-3             All pictures: David Purday

10:54am Monday 24th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley hailed the club's strength in adversity after a dramatic comeback ended in 4-3 win over Cheltenham.

Moss on target again as Kingstonian get crucial point

Surrey Comet: Sharp shooter: Kingstonian's Ryan Moss

4:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Prolific striker Ryan Moss scored his 24th goals on the season as Kingstonian drew 1-1 at Lewes on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley develops a radar for "homer" referees

Surrey Comet: In the ref's ear: Neal Ardley's work on the touchline is about more than organising 11 men on the pitch               SP79028

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley reckons he has developed a sixth sense when it comes to understanding officials, and last weekend it paid dividends.






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