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Sports Editor’s blog: FIFA’s black comedy just keeps on giving

Lately I find myself asking the same question more and more, and I suspect it’s one many of you who have passed their 30th birthday may be familiar with.

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Junior Football: Asfordby FC Poachers hit eight at Lutterworth

An outstanding team performance and maiden hat-tricks for two players saw Asfordby FC Poachers put eight goals past Lutterworth on Sunday.

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Holwell striker Graham Wells continued his comeback from injury with a run-out for the Reserves EMN-170117-124717002

Holwell Sports Reserves beaten at home

Holwell Sports Reserves suffered a setback as they were beaten 3-0 at home by County Hall on Saturday.

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Jack Baker slammed Melton in front at Rushden EMN-170116-150519002

Melton Town fight back to beat Rushden

Melton Town followed up the home win with a hard-fought three points away at Rushden on Saturday.

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Chris Hibbitt headed Holwell level after a stunning move EMN-170116-090950002

Holwell Sports sunk by injury-time strike at South Normanton

After a tireless, battling display Holwell Sports were flattened as title contenders South Normanton struck a 94th-minute winner.

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Melton Sunday Football League committee members and players at the Redwood Avenue pitches EMN-171101-145206002

Melton Sunday League back in business after FA call

Sunday footballers took to the pitch for the first time in five weeks last weekend after a dispute over pitch availability was resolved.

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Asfordby Lions secure second spot with Khalsa comeback

After the Christmas break Asfordby FC Lions Under 15s looked to carry on where they left on in December.

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Asfordby Amateurs set up title decider with Leicester

Asfordby Amateurs set up title decider with Leicester

Asfordby Amateurs under 12s girls set up a potential title decider as they claimed maximum points from their penultimate league game on Sunday.

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Steve Hendy led Sileby Town to the Senior League title in 2014/15, edging Melton into a second successive runners-up spot EMN-171101-112702002

Melton Town appoint Steve Hendy as co-manager

Title-winning manager Steve Hendy has returned to the dugout with Melton Town, just six months into a sabbatical from the game.

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Mowbray Rangers extended unbeaten run with nine-goal rout

Mowbray Rangers Under 12s moved up to third as they extended their unbeaten run to eight with a stunning 9-1 home win over Barwell.

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Asfordby Poachers slip to narrow loss

Asfordby Poachers slip to narrow loss

Asfordby FC Poachers played host to Borough Alliance in a rearranged game last weekend.

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Smith brace helps Melton Foxes U18s see off Birstall

Striker Shaun Smith notched a first-half brace to set Melton Foxes U18s on the winning path against Birstall on Sunday.

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Michael Stevenson was denied by the crossbar EMN-170901-144739002

Holwell Sports maintain winning start to 2017

Holwell Sports continued their winning ways in 2017 with a totally dominant display against Graham St Prims on Saturday.

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Adam Bishop surges forward for Town EMN-170901-093427002

Melton Town too strong for struggling Burton Park

Melton Town returned to action following a three-week break with a victory against struggling Burton Park on Saturday.

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Melton Town host strugglers after three-week lay-off

Melton Town will play their first match in three weeks on Saturday when they host struggling Burton Park Wanderers in the United Counties League.

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Laithan Hammond took his league goal tally to eight, one behind leading scorer Kieran Foster who was also on target EMN-170301-130910002

Hammond eases Holwell Sports to Ellistown win

Holwell Sports made a winning start to 2017 as they edged a scrappy match at much-changed basement side Ellistown on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Freezing conditions postpone Holwell match

A frozen pitch denied Holwell Sports the chance to climb the East Midlands Counties League table as Tuesday evening’s game against bottom side Ellistown and Ibstock United was called off.

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Melton Sunday Football League committee members and players at the Redwood Avenue pitches which currently just used for kickabouts EMN-161220-165708002

Future of Melton Sunday Football League in doubt after Redwood Avenue closure

The future of Sunday league football in Melton is in the balance after the closure of a long-term facility led to a chronic shortage of pitches.

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Kieran Clayton, who grabbed Melton's equaliser, goes aerial EMN-161221-090340002

Melton Town punished for ill discipline and missed chances

Christmas came early for high-flying Olney as Melton gifted their 10-man opponents three points at Digital Deadline Park on Saturday.

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Kieran Foster took his season's goal tally to eight at Radcliffe

Holwell Sports punished for missed chances at high-flying Radcliffe

Holwell travelled to Radcliffe Olympic in good spirits and in form, but once again manager John Webster had to shuffle his pack.

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