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  • Local football: Magnificent seven from Markfield

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 23/10/13
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    Markfield Vets were in seventh heaven after they returned from Division One rivals Parkview Vets with a 7-0 win in the bag. Craig Middleton scored twice, with Dave Goddard, Alex Cooke, Pete Hibbert, Steve Brewin and an own goal making up the tally. St Patricks and Oadby Owls were involved in an entertaining game at Gipsy Lane which ended up 3-1 to the home team. Gez Sweeney grabbed two and Kev Higgins the other for the Pats, with...
  • Local football: Three goals prove the foundation for Builders

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 23/10/13
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    Creation Builders went to the top of their group in the Griffin Senior Cup after firing three goals past Leicester Bharat. Adam Cayless claimed a double with Daniel Gent getting the third. In the Senior Cup, Ratby Sports and Wyvern Arms could not be separated after a 3-3 draw. Both teams now sit joint-second of their group with one point. Steve Towers (2) and Denis Tomashevskij were the scorers for Ratby, and Ben Wickins (2) and...
  • County teams enjoy series of fine victories in FA Vase

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 22/10/13
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    The county will be strongly represented in the second round of the FA Vase after a series of outstanding displays in first-round matches. Oadby Town, Loughborough University, Blaby & Whetstone Athletic, Holwell Sports and St Andrews all booked their places in the next phase. A first-half goal from Courtney Meade was enough to send United Counties League First Division leaders Oadby through at Retford, while the Students pipped...
  • Local rugby: Leicestershire and Rutland sides enjoy good weekend in cups

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 22/10/13
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    It was a cracking weekend for Leicestershire and Rutland rugby as eight out of 10 teams progressed to the third round of the various cup competitions. There was a clean sweep in the Senior Vase as Vipers landed an exciting 32-24 win against Lincoln, while Aylestone St James beat Northampton Casuals 21-14 and Ashby won 47-12 at Bloxwich. Vipers were 17-12 up at half-time before slipping 24-17 down with 13 minutes to go, but 15...
  • Oadby face tough test as action switches to FA Vase

    By Leicester Mercury at 06:00 on 18/10/13
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    The draw for the first round of the FA Vase has provided county sides with mixed fortunes. Oadby Town, who have been in outstanding league form and sit at the top of the United Counties League First Division, will have to be at their best to progress tomorrow. They have to travel to Retford, who are currently second in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and will be a tough nut to crack on their own patch. St Andrews...

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