FOOTBALL: Robins can bounce back in tonight's cup test

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHARD will be looking to erase the memory of Saturday’s 4-0 league defeat when they entertain Wells City in the Somerset Premier Cup tonight (7.30pm).

FOOTBALL: Butcher strikes twice on return for reserves

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHARD reserves had too much pace for a big Seaton side on Sunday winning 1-0 away in the premier division of the Fresha Devon and Exeter league.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHEN Danny Rendell put South Petherton ahead within two minutes of the start of their Premier Division match at home to struggling Beaminster, they must have thought they were on the way to a big score.

BOWLS: Chard make disappointing start indoors

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

WITH the outdoor season at an end Chard’s short mat players have turned their attention to the East Devon league.

GOLF: Storming finish by Mosser and co at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

THIRTY members of the Senior Section entered the Bowmaker competition last Monday.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s handed league points

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:26pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHARD Town Under-18s’ Somerset Floodlight Youth League encounter at home to Bridgwater last Tuesday was postponed very late, with all the Chard players and some of the Bridgwater squad already at the ground.

FOOTBALL: Tatworth and Chard victorious at Holyrood Academy

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

TATWORTH and Chard emerged victorious when Holyrood Academy hosted a primary schools football competition.

FOOTBALL: Holland set for Chard debut at Zembard Lane today

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

CHARD Town’s squad has been boosted by the signing of experienced utility man Scott Holland.

BADMINTON: Spectators welcome as Crewkerne hosts county championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET'S top badminton players are heading for Crewkerne Sports Centre this weekend to take part in the county championships.

RUGBY: Holyrood storm through to second round of Somerset cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s Year 11 team beat Bridgwater College 43-0 in the first round of the Somerset county cup.

CYCLING: Facey climbs to victory at Porlock Toll

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:17pm Friday 26th September 2014

REX Facey’s hilly training schedule paid dividends as he climbed to victory in the veteran men’s event at the massively popular Porlock Toll Road Hill Climb.

BOWLS: Ilminster quartet triumph in centenary open fours

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN Ilminster four fought off the challenge of hundreds of bowlers to finish an excellent second in the long-awaited Somerset County Centenary Mixed 4s Open at Clarence Park, Weston Super Mare.

RUNNING: Genge heads Chard contingent in half marathon

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:11pm Friday 26th September 2014

FIVE female members of Chard Road Runners joined a field of 10,000 taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster pay for defensive frailties

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ILMINSTER Town manager Darren Manley bemoaned a return to the ‘bad old days’ as the Blues produced a disjointed defensive display in a 2-1 league defeat by Bridgwater Town reserves on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Ben Hamer on bench against Manchester United

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FORMER Chard youth player Ben Hamer, now with Leicester City, was back on the bench for the Premiership side’s 5-3 defeat of Manchester United on Saturday.

SWIMMING: Juniors finish well in Southern league

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:06am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CHARD Swimming Clubs’ 12 and under juniors recorded 26 personal best times when finishing a commendable sixth in the final round of the Southern Junior League in Bournemouth.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CROWD of almost 100 turned up at the Oxleaze ground in Middle Chinnock on Saturday to watch two of the unbeaten teams in the Premier Division battle it out to see which would gain the early season bragging rights.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s fade badly in Roger Stone cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD Under-18s threw away a three goal lead at Bridgwater last Thursday night, to slip tamely out of the Roger Stone Memorial Cup in the first round.

FOOTBALL: Chard reserves pay for lethargic first half

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

A POOR first half display, when they were ‘off the pace’, ultimately cost Chard reserves all three points as they lost 2-1 at home to Elmore reserves in the premier division of the Fresha Devon and Exeter league.

HOCKEY: Chard 2nds enjoy good workout

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:46am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD 2nds lost 3-2 at home to Shepton Mallet in their final friendly before the start of the league season.

RUGBY: Chard suffering with lack of numbers

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD are still looking for their first victory in National League 3 (SW) after losing 32-0 at Oxford on Saturday, writes Glyn Hughes.

RUGBY: Chard Colts are pipped again

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD Colts lost to Bridgwater Colts by just two points for the second time in three weeks when they were beaten 12-10 at home in the Somerset Under-18 league on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town visit Chippenham today

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

CHARD Town manager Adam Fricker this is quietly pleased with his side’s progress this season as they visit Chippenham today (3pm).

BOWLS: Chardstock end of season results

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARDSTOCK lost 73-53 to Madeira BC from in a four rink men’s friendly.

CYCLING: Burrows excels to hold off West challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers staged their own Autumn circuit racing event at Merryfield on Saturday.

BOWLS: Chard bounce back against against Bishopswood

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:32pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARD'S Short Mat bowlers played at Langport & Huish on a very warm evening when they lost by just two shots.

GOLF: Windwhistle scramble attracts healthy field

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held their main event of the year last Wednesday with the Texas Scramble Open tournament.

BOWLS: Miles is new Ilminster singles champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER held their club finals over the weekend when Jason Miles claimed the men’s singles title with a defeat of Ian Lightfoot.

RUNNING: Loveridge breaks 17 minute barrier

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

WAYNE Loveridge of Chard Road Runners dipped under 17 minute marker for the first time when finishing 18th in the year’s last midweek Yeovilton 5K.

RUGBY: Excellent team try spoils Chard's day

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARD'S first home game in National League 3 saw them lose 21-17 to Old Redcliffians, writes Glyn Hughes. Chard welcomed back skipper Mark Parsons and Charlie Roberts into the team.

ANGLING: Hunt haul tips the scales at Dillington

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER AA held the final match of their senior Summer League Dillington on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

SHEPTON Beauchamp again stole the headlines as they carried their excellent league form into the Somerset Junior Cup where they beat Middlezoy Rovers 7-1.

FOOTBALL: Avishayes Falcons return in style

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

AVISHAYES Falcons Under-15s have made a flying start in the Yeovil and District Youth League after a three year absence.

DARTS: Druce wins Conservative club challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NIGEL Druce beat Steve Webb in the final of a darts competition held by Chard Conservative Club.

RUGBY: Chard entertain Old Redcliffians in national league

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHARD play their first home game in National league 3 ((South West) today when they entertain Old Redcliffians (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Ilminster away to in-form Lydeard

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Friday 12th September 2014

ILMINSTER face a tough fixture in the premier division of the Somerset county league tomorrow when they visit Bishops Lydeard.

FOOTBALL: Chard entertain Calne tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:07am Friday 12th September 2014

CHARD, who lost a thriller 4-3 at Barnstaple on Tuesday, continue their heavy Toolstation league programme at home to Calne tomorrow (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:59am Friday 12th September 2014

SHEPTON Beauchamp continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Premier Division with a comprehensive 9-1 victory at Misterton, writes Ian Hallett.

CYCLING: Young Wheelers impress at Manchester Velodrome

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:55am Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders represented the South-West at the inter-regional youth track racing championships over four days at the Manchester Velodrome.

RUNNING: Clifton heads road runners in SLaMM race

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:52am Friday 12th September 2014

A BUSY weekend for Chard Road Runners saw them produce some excellent performances as they took on Langport Runners SLaMM (Somerset Levels and Moors Marathon) on Saturday and the Shepton Beachump 10k, Bridgwater Half and the Great North Run on Sunday.

BOWLS: Blow for Ilminster as Louis Ridout moves to Devon

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:47am Friday 12th September 2014

ILMINSTER will be losing the services of full England international Louis Ridout when he moves to Paignton at the end of the month.

SKITTLES: Bright start for champions Catherine Wheel

11:38am Tuesday 9th September 2014

CATHERINE Wheel started their defence of their Division A title in the Blackdown Hills league with a 40 pin win over newly promoted Dam Busters.

BOWLS: Pethy denied in Two Counties decider

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:34am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOUTH Petherton lost to Seaton by just five shots in the Two Counties league final on Sunday.

RUGBY: Chard beaten on national league debut

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:51pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD experienced a tough start to national league rugby when they lost 23-6 at Old Patesians in National league 3 South West yesterday.

BOWLS: Chardstock friendly results

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:03pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARDSTOCK won 90-56 at Ottery St Mary in a mixed friendly.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town stun Wellington with late penalty

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:30pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD Town clinched a 4-3 victory over Wellington in the Toolstation league yesterday when Sam Clark converted a hotly disputed penalty in injury time.

RUGBY: Narrow defeat for Chard Colts

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD Colts had to settle for a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Bridgwater Albion in the Somerset Under-18 league when fly-half Ryan Wingate sent a conversion - the last kick of the match - sailing by the left hand post, writes Jacob Whitefield.

FOOTBALL: Management duo turn out for Chard reserves

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:20pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD reserves' management duo of Stuart Parris and Hung Dang were especially delighted with their 4-3 victory at Willand reserves yesterday as both veterans played a part due to a player shortage.

GOLF: Windwhistle Bowmaker produces excellent scores

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:46am Sunday 7th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held a Bowmaker competition last Monday when 27 members took part.

RUGBY: Chard all set for national league debut

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:57pm Friday 5th September 2014

Chard open their campaign in National League 3 (South West) tomorrow when they travel to Cheltenham to take on Old Patesians.

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