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Cup quarter-final on Saturday for Old Boys

Stone Old Alleynians

Stone Old Alleynians are looking to cause an upset when they host Hanley Town in the quarter finals of the Staffordshire FA Vase at Wellbeing Park on Saturday, and manager Matt Smith is calling on the town to get behind his players as they take on the North West Counties Division One outfit. “They’re obviously a good side with an ...

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Pre-season curtain raiser races coming up!

James Bailey, last year's winner

Stafford and Stone Canoe Club’s traditional pre-season warm-up races take place on the River Trent in Stone on Sunday 18th January. Sunday 1st and Sunday 15th February. The mini slalom races have been held since the 1970s and are handicapped to give paddlers of all abilities a chance of winning. Over the years these events have become very popular, with ...

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Stone paddlers take big step towards Rio

Lizzie Neave

Three members of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club at Westbridge Park have taken a big step towards competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by being selected for Team GB’s 2015 Elite Rio squad. Joe Clarke, Lizzie Neave and Mark Proctor have been recognised among the top 10 paddlers in the country to make the Rio squad. The journey to ...

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Old Boys leave it late to grab vital victory

Old Boys captain Paul Smith

Stone Old Alleynians manager Matt Smith believes his side’s last-gasp 1-0 victory at Trysull last weekend can inspire them to great things this season. The Old Boys snatched the win in the 94th minute when a composed finish from captain Paul Griffiths finally broke the deadlock, and Smith feels this fighting spirit is key to any success this season. “To ...

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Double racketlon gold for St Dom’s PE teacher

Barbara and XZZZ

Following her success in the World Ladies Veterans’ Singles title earlier this year, Barbara Capper – the Physical Education teacher at St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone – has captured two further Racketlon world titles. Racketlon is a combination sport where competitors play a sequence of the four most popular racket sports – table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. The ...

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Dibden hat-trick inspires Old Boys cup upset

Carl Dibden in action

Old Boys goal-machine Carl Dibden fired the Alleynians into the Quarter Finals of the JW Hunt Cup on Wednesday night (3rd December) with a stunning second hat-trick in just five days. Following on from his successful outing for the reserves on Saturday, Dibden added a second-half brace to his 25th minute opener in a 3-1 victory at home to Continental ...

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Brereton Ladies 1 – Stone Dominoes LFC 5

Stone Dominoes LFC

Stone Dominoes LFC continued their fine run of form with a comprehensive victory at Brereton – and another bag of goals for Mollie Prime. Stone began the game well and soon were putting pressure on the Brereton defence. Stone’s strikers had a few shots on target but the Brereton keeper was on form. Brereton began having some more possession and ...

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Revenge is sweet for Old Boys reserves

Brynn Cooper in action against Market Drayton

Market Drayton Tigers 1-3 Stone Old Alleynians Res Staffs County Senior League Division Two League Cup A spectacular return to form saw Alleynians striker Carl Dibden bang in three goals as his side came from behind to see off Market Drayton Tigers and make themselves favourites to progress out of the group stage and into the quarter finals. Having suffered ...

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Old Boys looking for JW Hunt Cup upset

Stone Old Alleynians

The Stone Old Alleynians first team will take to the field for the first time in two weeks tonight (Wednesday 3rd December) as they face Continental Star of the Midlands Football League Premier Division in the JW Hunt Cup 2nd round (7.45 KO) at Wellbeing Park in Yarnfield. The Old Boys will be hoping their break from action has reinvigorated ...

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