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  • Allexton begin to pose major threat

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 22/10/13
    in action:  St Andrews' Leon Doherty, left, is challenged by Lincoln Railway's Matt Distel
    Allexton & New Parks are beginning to pose a major threat at the top of the Senior League Premier Division. As leaders Friar Lane & Epworth and second-placed Melton Mowbray both dropped points, Allexton slotted into third place on the back of a 2-0 win at Earl Shilton Albion. The win left them just two points behind the Lane with three games in hand. Jack McHugh and Andy Tangabanda scored the goals. The Lane were upset 3-2...
  • In-form Melton thrust into thick of title challenge

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 18/10/13
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    A run of five consecutive wins has pushed Melton Mowbray into the thick of the Senior League Premier Division title hunt. Last week's thrilling 5-4 victory at Rothley Imps lifted them to second, two points behind Friar Lane & Epworth with a game in hand. Melton look to maintain that surge when they entertain Sileby Town, a side who are yet to taste defeat eight games into the season. The Lane travel to Ashby Ivanhoe,...
  • Local rugby: Oakham pip rivals and climb to third

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 15/10/13
    attack:  Leicester Forest's Mitchell Lamb looks to kick-start a recovery for his side during the defeat against Leighton Buzzard
    There was an improvement in fortunes for sides at Midlands Two East level despite the wet weather that affected the region. Oakham moved up to third in the North division after beating Loughborough 19-10. There were only two tries in the game, Adam Varley scoring for Oakham and Andy Neville-Jones notching for the visitors. Melton Mowbray got off the mark for the season with a gritty 6-5 win at Stamford, while Belgrave returned to...
  • Local football: Friar Lane take over at top of Leicestershire Senior League

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 15/10/13
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    The leadership of the Premier Division returned to Friar Lane & Epworth after the latest Leicestershire Senior League exchanges. The Lane returned from Earl Shilton Albion with a 3-1 win to their names courtesy of a John Chapman double and an Andy Smith strike. That lifted them ahead of morning leaders Desford, who were pipped 3-2 in the game of the day with Allexton & New Parks. Sean Doyle, Jack McHugh and Paul Pallett all...
  • Local football: Leaders Desford face big test at Allexton and New Parks

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 11/10/13
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    senior league Premier Division leaders Desford face a major test of their title credentials tomorrow when they travel to Allexton and New Parks. The home side are fourth in the chart with games in hand on the sides ahead of them. They have compiled an unbeaten record following their promotion from Division One with Paul Pallett and Jamie Aston quickly among the goals. Should Desford slip up, then second-placed Friar Lane &...

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