Opening challenges excite boss Hendey as Town set to face top-five opposition

Steve Hendey believes Melton Town have been given the perfect opportunity to show the rest of the league that his side mean business.

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Byrne nets a screamer but Town go down to Dynamo

Tom Byrne netted a screamer on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough for Melton Town to get the better of Shepshed Dynamo.

Leicester City FC legends with staff members from Ward 27, the teenage cancer trust unit, at Leicester Royal Infirmary:
From left, back rowr: L-R Steve Walsh, Tom Naughton (legends manager), Muzzy Izzet, Chris Edwards (Jessica's dad);
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Asfordby family’s special cancer unit visit with legends from Leicester City FC

The Asfordby family of a teenage cancer sufferer have toured the hospital unit where she is treated with legendary former Leicester City footballers who helped them raise thousands of pounds for it.

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Melton Town FC open pre-season friendlies against Clifton

Melton Town players got their first run-out of the season on Saturday as they opened their schedule of friendlies with a 5-2 home defeat to Clifton All Whites.

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Asfordby Amateurs the bridesmaids again after penalty shoot-out loss

Asfordby Amateurs girls sent two teams to the Coalville Ravens 7s tournament, hoping to achieve that elusive first tournament win after going close several times this summer.

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Asfordby FC launch senior football sides

Senior men’s football will return to Asfordby next season after a flourishing junior club unveiled plans to launch two new sides.

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Melton Town boss Steve Hendey pledges ‘one final season’

Melton Town manager Steve Hendey wants to make next season a fitting swansong to his career after deciding this will be his final football campaign.

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Melton Foxes follow in footsteps of their namesakes

Melton Foxes Under 8s got to tread in the footsteps of the former Premier League champions earlier this month.

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Bottesford school pupils complete a title treble

Bottesford Primary School proved they are good sports with a hat-trick of area titles in cricket and football.

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Holwell Sports confirm nine pre-season friendlies

Holwell Sports have announced an extensive schedule of nine friendlies as they step up preparations for next season.

Gerry Taggart and Steve Walsh lead the Leicester City FC legends  out with members of Asfordby FC juniors at the start of Sunday's charity match EMN-170613-180728001

Teenage Asfordby cancer patient inspires fundraiser with Leicester City FC legends

An Asfordby teenager who is suffering from cancer has been boosted by a charity football match which raised more than £7,000 for the hospital ward which is treating her.

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Mowbray Rangers side claims international triumph

There was a touching tribute to referee Duncan Warner as Mowbray Rangers hosted their 10th international football festival.

Asfordby Amateurs Girls knocked out in semi-final penalty shoot-out

Asfordby Amateurs Girls knocked out in semi-final penalty shoot-out

Asfordby Amateurs Under 12s Girls suffered semi-final heartbreak as they played in their first five-a-side tournament.

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Mowbray Rangers to host 10th international football festival

Mowbray Rangers FC are holding their 10th International Football Festival this weekend at their Asfordby Hill home ground.

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Melton footballers praised after referee collapses

Footballers have been praised after one of them gave life-saving resuscitation to a referee when he collapsed on the pitch during a cup final at Asfordby.

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Bobby Barnard Charity Cup and day of fundraising raises £500 for Melton cause

The teams line-up prior to kick-off at this year’s Bobby Barnard Charity Cup football match on Sunday

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Asfordby Amateurs player named ESF player of the tournament

Asfordby Amateurs Girls U12s returned with their heads held high despite a frustrating ESF Tournament at Bognor Regis.

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Annual Melton charity fundraiser in memory of Bobby Barnard to go ahead on Sunday

A third annual fundraising day in memory of a stillborn baby boy will go ahead on Sunday in Melton.

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Melton juniors make step-up to the big stage

Young footballers from Mowbray Rangers and Melton Foxes put their local rivalries aside to travel together and support each other at the ESF Festival of Football last weekend.

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Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy puts his Melton house on the market for record price

A year ago it was the place where Leicester City’s stars gathered to celebrate winning the Premier League title.

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