Wins for Stefan Baxter, Kenny Simpson and Callum Duke were highlights for Hebden Bridge ABC in their shared show with Odsal Sedbergh ABC on Saturday. A crowd of 300 attended at The Venue, Barkisland and Bridge club chief Clayton Varey said the 15-fight event had gone very well.Senior fighter Baxter returned from a lengthy absence against a late replacement, Frank Alex from Benny’s ABC in Nottingham. While Baxter looked rusty in the 80kg fight, he won on a split decision.Yorkshire champion Simpson, 17, continued his comeback with a unanimous success at 60kg against Sam Greaves from Kingston ABC in Hull. Varey said: “He controlled the fight from the word go.”Duke, a senior who came in at 72.5kg, made it three wins out of four with a clear-cut success over Saad Zaman from the KBW Club in Dewsbury. The previously unbeaten Zaman was floored in the first round.Three Bridge boxers had tasted defeat earlier.Allan Pudney, 14, stepped in at a few hours’ notice and was far … [Read more...] about Hebden Bridge ABC fighters box clever
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MIDGLEY United boss Craig Gee believes Sowerby Bridge are favourites for the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL title this season. Gee’s table-toppers were beaten 3-0 by Bridge at Walton Street on Saturday, prompting the visitors’ experienced manager to write off his side’s chances of being champions and nominating Bridge as the likely winners.”I think they are favourites to win it,” said Gee.“Sowerby Bridge are a good team, very strong, and you have got to stand up to them. We lost one or two battles and got bullied in some areas.”Midgley still have a six-point lead at the top but Sowerby Bridge, Shelf FC and Shelf United can all overhaul them if they win their games in hand.“I think we are out of it to be honest. We have lost three and that is too many,” said Gee, whose side have also dropped vital points to lowly pair Denholme United and Ryburn United.The first half of Saturday’s match was goalless with Gee believing his side had … [Read more...] about Bridge show title credentials
A rethink of new anti-terrorism measures on Waterside is underway amid opposition to plans put forward earlier this year. Back in the summer the Herald revealed that plans to install bollards on the front and prevent cars from driving past the RSC Theatre by putting in place a one-way system on Sheep Street were in the offing. The proposals led to concerns from a number of businesses and King Edward VI School over the redirection of traffic down Chapel Lane. In anticipation of the scheme’s introduction, the Sunday Waterside market was relocated to Bridge Street again sparking anger from some Bridge Street businesses. While most agreed that it was sensible to look at ways to prevent vehicle-based attacks, the actual nuts and bolts of the scheme was not universally popular. The measures were originally scheduled to be in place on 1st October, then it was put back until 1st November, but still there has been no progress. last week a spokesperson for Stratford District Council said: … [Read more...] about Council re-rethink on Waterside anti-terror measures
Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Royd Red Star will contest this season’s Skircoat Green Physiotherapy Challenge Cup final. They had contrasting victories over the two Shelf clubs in the weekend’s semi-finals, contested earlier than usual due to the run of fine Saturdays.Bridge, beaten in last year’s final by Greetland, showed their determination to go one better by handing out a 5-2 hiding to champions Shelf FC at Natty Lane, Illingworth. Hebden Royd Red Star produced a battling backs-to-the-wall effort against Shelf United, a late Lewis Cockroft penalty giving them a 2-1 success over Shelf United at Shroggs Park.Damo Watkins hit a hat-trick as Bridge demolished Shelf FC with a stunning team display from the first minute to the last.Tom Hiley set Bridge on their way after 10 minutes, expertly heading home a brilliant right wing cross from brother Sam.Watkins doubled the lead shortly after. Good build-up play from Joel Cleary and Martyn Bates released Sam Hiley and his … [Read more...] about Star stand in way of Bridge redemption
The 2018 Waterside Half Marathon is set to be the biggest and most prestigious in its 37 year history when up to 2,500 runners descend on Ebrington Square for race start on Sunday, September 2nd. Event organisers, Derry City and Strabane District Council and City of Derry Spartans have announced this week that the race will act as a qualifier for the NI squad for the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships on Sunday, October 7th in Cardiff.The race has already been confirmed as the host event for the NI and Ulster Half Marathon Championships which has swelled demand for places as Race Director Gerry Lynch explained:“We have received over 1,300 individual entries to date as well as 40 plus relay teams of three which is a big increase on last year and indicates that the individual limit will be reached soon,” he revealed.“The NI and Ulster Half Marathon Championships and qualification for the Commonwealth Championships is a big carrot for the top male and … [Read more...] about 2018 Waterside Half Marathon set to be biggest and best yet!