Email your reports and pictures to sports editor Ashley Loveridge at snjsport@stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk Deadline: Monday, 10:30am

FA Cup: Ex-Liverpool keeper Stephens is ready to stop boyhood team Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal:

8:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Liverpool and Swindon Town goalkeeper Jamie Stephens is ‘relishing’ the prospect of facing his boyhood team Forest Green in the FA Cup.

Stroud ready for 33rd half marathon

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Half Marathon entries are now open

5:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE 33rd Stroud Half Marathon takes place this Sunday, featuring 1,350 runners.

FOOTBALL: No FA Cup hangover for Shortwood

Stroud News and Journal:

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SHORTWOOD proved there would be no FA Cup hangover as they defeat Larkhall to book an FA Trophy trip to Southern League Premier Division Weymouth after an impressive performance in the preliminary round, writes Jim Cunneen.

MOTORCYCLING: Kent and Weaving both unharmed after crashes

Stroud News and Journal: Danny Kent in Moto3 action. Picture: Bonnie Lane (9714863)

10:58am Monday 20th October 2014

MALMESBURY'S Danny Kent was battling for another podium finish in the Australian leg of the Moto3 world championship when he crashed with two laps to go.

ROWING: Gregory and Reed add British title to Olympic gold

Stroud News and Journal: olympic champion: Alex Gregory with his gold medal.

10:03am Monday 20th October 2014

ALEX GREGORY and Pete Reed added British Rowing Championship gold to their Olympic titles at Nottingham on Sunday – but not in the way they were expecting.

IN THE PICTURE:View images from Forest Green's victory at Bristol Rovers

Stroud News and Journal:

3:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Neil Brookman capturers the action from Forest Green's memorable 1-0 victory at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

MOTORSPORT: Redding matches season best finish at Phillip Island, Australia

Stroud News and Journal:

2:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SCOTT Redding equalled his best result of the season in today’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, finishing as the first Open Class Honda in seventh place.

HANDBALL:Fledgling Stroud Handball Club enter new league

Stroud News and Journal:

4:33pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Stroud Handball Club are to enter their first competitive league.

FOOTBALL: Hot Coles steps on the Gas

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

BRISTOL Rovers old boy Danny Coles returned to haunt his former club as his goal saw Forest Green jump into the play-offs after a fully deserved West Country derby day victory.

MOTORSPORT: Fifth row for Redding in rain affected Philip Island qualifying

Stroud News and Journal:

11:05am Saturday 18th October 2014

Scott Redding will start tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island from 13th position on the grid, after missing out on progressing to QP2 by just a tenth of a second this afternoon.

TABLE TENNIS: Billy hopes to finish the international season on a high

Stroud News and Journal: Billy Shilton in action (7164787)

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

STONEHOUSE table tennis player Billy Shilton will be hoping to finish the international season on a high.

FOOTBALL:Shortwood striker Sommers has a bright outlook after turning down Yate

Stroud News and Journal:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SHORTWOOD United striker Lewis Sommers insists the friendly environment at the club was the main factor in him turning down a lucrative offer to join Yate Town.

YOUTH SPORT: Young players needed for table tennis league

Stroud News and Journal: Local table tennis

2:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

STROUD District Table Tennis League is looking for young players to enter its Youth League.

ROWING: Reed and Team GB impressed by Rio facilities

Stroud News and Journal: Rio de Janeiro where England are based

10:56am Friday 17th October 2014

NAILSWORTH'S Pete Reed and Gloucester duo Alex Gregory and Matt Gotrel were among 36 GB rowers who recently returned from a 10-day Olympic training and orientation camp at the world famous Flamengo Clube in the city that will play host to the 2016 Olympic Games.

RUGBY: Gloucester breeze past Brive in European Challenge Cup

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

CHARLIE SHARPLES scored a hat-trick as Gloucester began a new era of European rugby with a bang by thrashing French side Brive 55-0 in the inaugural Challenge Cup.

VIDEO: Boss Ady Pennock previews the Bristol Rovers game

Stroud News and Journal: FGR boss Ady Pennock. Pic: Tom Wren

4:09pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock looks ahead to Saturday’s Vanarama Conference clash at promotion rivals Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Gloucester name side for European opener against Brive

Stroud News and Journal:

3:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Australian Billy Meakes will make his first Gloucester Rugby start with Brive the visitors to Kingsholm in the first round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

FA Cup reaction: Shortwood joint-boss Alex Sykes frustrated after FA Cup replay defeat to Bath

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SHORTWOOD may have a few quid in the bank but joint-Shortwood manager Alex Sykes cut a frustrated figure as Conference South outfit Bath City comfortably moved into the FA Cup fourth qualifing round after a routine 3-1 replay victory.

Football: Blackburn show international class against Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal: (8637244)

6:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

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FOOTBALL:Help roar Shortwood to another FA Cup giantkilling, says joint-boss Alex Sykes

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SHORTWOOD joint- boss Alex Sykes is urging football fans to rock-up to Meadowbank tonight and help his side pull-off another FA Cup slaying.

IN PICTURES: Forest Green vs Gateshead

Stroud News and Journal:

11:43am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PICTURES from Forest Green's clash with Gateshead on Saturday

Forest Green striker James Norwood set to captain England C for the first time against Turkey in Istanbul

Stroud News and Journal: Forest Green and England C striker James Norwood

8:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

FOREST Green striker James Norwood will captain his country for the first time on Tuesday, as England C take on Turkey in Istanbul.

RUGBY: We have come a long way in six weeks – Humphreys

Stroud News and Journal:

8:02pm Monday 13th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby David Humphreys believes Gloucester have made great strides since they were brushed aside by Northampton Saints on the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership season, writes Will Kelleher.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Let's carry on fight for festival at Cheltenham

Stroud News and Journal:

4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

FOR the last 12 years I have been at the heart of Gloucestershire cricket, holding positions on the county club management board, moving on to become deputy chairman then chairman and latterly president. As county chairman I was a member of the board of the ECB, the game’s governing body.

FOOTBALL: Forest Green could face their own goalkeeper Paul White in FA Cup clash

Stroud News and Journal:

11:32am Monday 13th October 2014

THE beauty of the FA Cup could see on loan Gloucester City goalkeeper Paul White play against his parent club Forest Green.

MOTORSPORT: Disappointment in Japan for Redding

Stroud News and Journal:

10:32am Monday 13th October 2014

SCOTT Redding was disappointed to miss out on a 13th consecutive points scoring finish by less than half a second as he crossed the line at the end of the Japanese Grand Prix in 16th position.

FOOTBALL: Shortwood three minutes away from another FA Cup giantkilling

Stroud News and Journal:

9:12am Monday 13th October 2014

SHORTWOOD’S love affair with the FA Cup shows no sign of fading as they came within three minutes of another cup shock at Conference South outfit Bath City.

VIDEO: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock gives his post-match thoughts after the 1-1 draw against Gateshead

Stroud News and Journal: FGR boss Ady Pennock. Pic: Tom Wren

5:51pm Saturday 11th October 2014

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock gives his post-match thoughts after the 1-1 draw against Gateshead

FULL-TIME REPORT: Forest Green are a point off the play-offs after 1-1 draw with Gateshead

Stroud News and Journal:

5:57pm Saturday 11th October 2014

FOREST Green are a point off the play-offs after they stretched their unbeaten run to four games in a competitive draw against high-flying Gateshead at the New Lawn this afternnon.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Forest Green 0 Gateshead 0

Stroud News and Journal:

3:54pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Forest Green and Gateshead are all square at the break

VIDEO: Forest Green midfielder Marcus Kelly discusses his new left-back role and looks forward to Gateshead

Stroud News and Journal:

11:06am Saturday 11th October 2014

FOREST Green midfielder Marcus Kelly discusses his new left-back role and looks forward to the match against Gateshead

MOTORSPORT: Redding puts in the hard work on opening day at Motegi

Stroud News and Journal: Scott Redding

11:06am Friday 10th October 2014

QUEDGELEY'S Scott Redding was 19th on the timesheet today, after using both free practice sessions ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix for tyre testing.

Journalists give heroic goalkeeper Stuart Nelson a lift home after he misses team bus

Stroud News and Journal: RIGHT MAN: Gillingham goalkeeper Stuart Nelson insists Martin Allen is the man for Forest Green   Pic:Neil Brookman

10:35am Friday 10th October 2014

STROUD -BORN goalkeeper Stuart Nelson was the toast of Gillingham in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash at Colchester Utd on Tuesday night after stopping two penalties and scoring the winner.

RUGBY: Gloucester unchanged for Saturday’s trip to Saracens

Stroud News and Journal:

2:51pm Friday 10th October 2014

Gloucester Rugby keep faith with the side that defeated Leicester Tigers last weekend as they name their team for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash against Saracens at Allianz Park.

Cricket: Gloucestershire sign New Zealander

Stroud News and Journal:

9:34am Friday 10th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE have signed New Zealander Kieran Noema-Barnett on a three-year contract.

FA CUP: Shortwood could be heroes at Bath

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

ALTHOUGH too young to remember David Bowie’s classic hit, Shortwood joint-boss Alex Sykes is urging his FA Cup stars to be heroes just for one-day.

VIDEO: Boss Ady Pennock on life at the New Lawn

Stroud News and Journal: POSITIVE: Forest Green boss Ady Pennock     Pic:Tom Wren

3:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Forest Green boss Ady Pennock talks to SNJ sports editor Ashley Loveridge at today's press briefing at The New lawn

Will Forest Green copy England's goalkeeping drill?

Stroud News and Journal: England's Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and Ben Foster during a training session at Urca Military Training Ground, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 11, 2014. See PA story SOCCER England Training. Photo credit sh

12:03pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Will Forest Green goalkeeping coach Kevin Phillips be using this England keeping drill on Sam Russell, Steve Arnold and Paul White?

Boycott sympathises with Pietersen

Stroud News and Journal:

11:02am Thursday 9th October 2014

Geoffrey Boycott insists Kevin Pietersen has a right to be "miffed" after his England career was cut short without proper explanation.

FOOTBALL: Matt Bennett at the double for Shortwood

Stroud News and Journal:

10:38am Thursday 9th October 2014

A MATT Bennett brace helped Shortwood stretch their unbeaten run to nine games with an emphatic victory at Wantage Town.

FOOTBALL: Forest Green's Anthony Barry joins Accrington Stanley on loan

Stroud News and Journal: LAST-GASP GOAL: Captain  goalscorer Anthony Barry (middle) celebrates his winner with Matthew Barnes-Homer (left) and Dale Bennett  Pictures: Tom Wren

9:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

FOREST Green midfielder Anthony Barry has joined League Two outfit Accrington Stanley on a three-month loan deal.

Cricket: Gloucestershire complete first signing of the winter

Stroud News and Journal:

5:33pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE have completed their first signing of the winter after former Middlesex seam bowler Tom Hampton joined the club on a two-year contract.

Hot-shot Lee Hughes snatches a victory for Forest Green at AFC Telford

Stroud News and Journal:

10:37am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE performance was unconvincing, but the end result was by far the most important factor, as Lee Hughes struck a second half header that earned Forest Green maximum points at basement boys AFC Telford, writes Richard Joyce.

Grab a Forest Green shirt for free

Stroud News and Journal:

3:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

FREE Forest Green shirts remain up for grabs.

FOOTBALL: Forest Green defender Chris Stokes remains positive ahead of scan

Stroud News and Journal:

5:22pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

FOREST Green defender Chris Stokes is confident a scan on his right knee will bring a positive outcome.

FA Vase: Brimscombe set for Welton Rovers tie

Stroud News and Journal:

2:59pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

BRIMSCOMBE'S FA Vase reward for beating Carterton Town 5-2 on Saturday will see Mike Green's side travel to Western League Welton Rovers in the first round.

Cricket: Former Ashes winner could join Gloucestershire as captain

Stroud News and Journal: Jack Taylor (11164398)

6:10pm Monday 6th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE are closing in on the signing of a former Ashes winner to captain the side next season, according to director of cricket John Bracewell.

FOOTBALL: In-form Shortwood maintain unbeaten record

Stroud News and Journal:

2:14pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

SHORTWOOD pushed their unbeaten run to eight matches with a comprehensive Southern league South & West Division One victory over Bashley, writes Paul Benneyworth.

RUGBY: Humphreys hails Gloucester following Leicester Tigers victory

Stroud News and Journal:

11:28am Tuesday 7th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby David Humphreys believes Gloucester’s first-half showing was their best of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season yet as they blew away Leicester Tigers in a 33-16 win.

MOTORCYCLING: Weaving beats the nerves to claim Motostar title

Stroud News and Journal:

10:11pm Monday 6th October 2014

JORDAN WEAVING was crowned the 2014 Motul Motostar British champion at Silverstone on Sunday.








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