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Battling Anchor lose seven-goal thriller

“We played well, but just couldn’t get the luck,” said Crown and Anchor manager Jan Scrivens after they lost 4-3 to the Coach and Horses at the weekend. It was a much improved performance from the Stafford and District Sunday League team as they showed plenty of the ‘spirit’ that Scrivens had called for in the days leading up to ...

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Torchbearers speak of their Olympic pride

People from Stone are celebrating today after being chosen as torchbearers for the London 2012 Torch Relay. The torch may not be passing through the town but some inspirational local figures will be playing their part in the event. Marathon supremo and artist Rita Banks, Stone SP Cricket Club bowler George Hawbrook, charity fundraiser Russell Cox and leisure centre manager ...

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Stone misses out on Olympic torch relay

The Olympic flame won’t be passing through Stone on its 8,000-mile journey around the UK en route to the London 2012 opening ceremony on 27th July. The full torch relay was announced this morning and sees the torch travelling from Stafford to Shelton in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the Chester-Stoke leg of the relay on 30th May. Unfortunately, the torch will ...

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VOTE FOR JOE!

You can help Stone London 2012 hopeful Joe Clarke to secure more sponsorship by voting for the champion slalom canoeist in a special online poll. The ‘Bring on Tomorrow Foundation’ has two sponsorship deals up for grabs, including £1,000 towards training and competition costs, for the two young athletes who poll the most votes by midnight on 31st March. Joe, ...

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Star FC make Charity Cup final

Stone Sunday league team Star FC progressed through to the final of the Charity Trophy after a hard-earned victory over Fulford on Sunday 11th March. Manager Simon Marson had a strong squad to pick from, with only Grant Bigham and Chris Johnson missing for their fourth encounter of the season with nearby Fulford. Star started the game slowly, and a ...

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Crown & Anchor face relegation battle

The Crown and Anchor football team have a tough assignment ahead of them as they look to stave off the threat of relegation. The Stafford and District Sunday League Division One club have endured a turbulent year, with positive results proving illusive. However, they will have to dust themselves down after a run of two straight defeats, both coming before a recent ...

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Chance to meet Stoke City legends

Stoke City legends from the club’s 1972 League Cup Wembley victory over Chelsea will be taking part in a question-and-answer session in Stone in April. Jimmy Greenhoff, Terry Conroy, Denis Smith and Gordon Banks will be at Granville’s in Granville Square on Tuesday 17th April as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Potters’ famous win. Tickets, which cost ...

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Duncan Goodhew to visit swimming club

Swimming legend Duncan Goodhew will be paying a visit to Stone’s swimming club in the spring. Stone & District Swimming Club was founded in the early 1970s at Alleyne’s Sports Centre and has a great tradition of teaching Stone’s youngsters to swim in a safe and happy environment. Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew – who’s now the president of the ...

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50th anniversary bash for Old Alleynians FC

Stone Old Alleynians Football Club is marking its 50th anniversary this year and has invited all former players to a celebration dinner in the town. The club will be celebrating its big birthday with a dinner at the Stone House Hotel on Saturday 5th May and all current players, ex-players, supporters and their partners are welcome. Places are restricted, so ...

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Cup exit for battling Crown & Anchor

Local side The Crown and Anchor bowed out of the Divisional Trophy after losing to mid-table Seighford FC. The Outlanes based club went down 4-2 after goals from captain Paul Williams and Jon Whalley started a rousing second half revival that didn’t quite get the result it deserved. The sides were battered by gale force winds, which wreaked havoc on ...

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