Wed, 16th Apr 2014

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Fans split over Saints season ticket price rise

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Fans will have to pay more to watch Saints next season

Saints supporters have seen the cost of season tickets rise by four per cent – but fans appear split over whether the increase is fair.

Carberry hundred secures Hants win

3:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Michael Carberry celebrates his century earlier today

Hampshire have won their first match of the season after beating Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol.

Eastleigh within a point of promotion after late winner

10:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: A late Lee Peacock goal puts Eastleigh within a point of the title. Picture by Ken Dear

LEE Peacock headed a dramatic late winner, two minutes after coming on, as Eastleigh beat Dover to go within a point of promotion to the Skrill Premier.

Rangers ready to upset Sholing in cup

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: SO CLOSE: Andrew Surman  can't believe it as a chance goes begging at St Mary's on Saturday, having kept his place in the centre of midfield from the Carling Cup win over Yeovil as boss George Burley continues to search for the right blend in the engine r

IT will be a family affair for Hedge End Rangers FC when they play the biggest game in the club’s history – tonight’s Southampton Senior Cup final at St Mary’s.

Hampshire boxer wins national championships

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: 12-year-old amateur boxer George Joy, pictured with his coaches Stuart and George Pidgley from Waterside Amateur Boxing Club, celebrates his National Minors Championship win

George Joy marked a special weekend for Waterside Amateur Boxing club by winning National Minors Championships in Manchester.

National champions no match for Solent basketball team

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Solent Kestrels U18s

Solent Kestrels U18s are heading to the National Basketball League Final Fours in Sheffield on May 4 after a brilliant win over Birmingham As at Barton Peveril College on Saturday.

Villa boss receives chairman's backing ahead of Saints

3:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has given his backing to the club's manager Paul Lambert after the suspension of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa this week.

Baffins pile pressure on Hampshire League leaders Locks Heath

7:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

Locks Heath have the chance to move five points clear again at the top of the Puma Engineering Hampshire League tonight.

Trojans denied Hampshire Hockey Cup upset in penalty shoot-out

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Daily Echo: Piers Everleigh is aghast after fluffing his penalty stroke

Trojans’ bid to reach the Hampshire Hockey Cup final was derailed in a frantic penalty shoot out against Havant in the quarter-finals.

Saints season ticket costs increase

12:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Snow warning to Saints fans travelling to Newcastle

Saints supporters have seen the cost of season tickets rise by about four per cent.

Extra goal ace appeals to fans

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez

Unforeseen events can shake even the greatest plans.

Saints clash vital for Villa

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner has called for unity ahead of their game against Saints this weekend after the club’s fourth consecutive defeat left them in the thick of the Premier League relegation battle.

Morgan saved a ban

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

Morgan Schneiderlin, above, has avoided suspension after the deadline for ten yellow cards passed.

Andover are the champions

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Southampton players (red/blue) are left trailing by a Fordingbridge break.

Andover have been crowned champions of Snows Group Hampshire 1, edging out rivals Fordingbridge on points difference in the tightest of title races.

Sholing aim to be fit for Wembley

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Dave Diaper and players celebrate the win that put them through to Wembley.

SHOLING are carrying out personal fitness checks on their entire playing squad ahead of their big date at Wembley next month.

Alresford stay in the clear

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Alresford's Dom Cope, right, was on target

ALRESFORD Town maintained their four-point cushion over Sholing at the Sydenhams Premier summit with a 3-2 home win over Downton on Saturday.

Hill hopes rivals have a tough time

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: RICHARD HILL

BY the time Sutton United and Bromley kick a ball again, Eastleigh could be home and hosed as Skrill Conference South champions. But in the event the Spitfires do not get the four points they need at home to Dover Athletic tonight and Basingstoke Town on Good Friday (3pm), manager Richard Hill has made it clear he expects those clubs who have raised their game against Eastleigh this season to do the same against their promotion rivals, writes Wendy Gee.

Watson celebrating major success

9:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: BILLY WATSON

While Bubba Watson was toasting a Masters win last week, another Watson was celebrating victory in the Hampshire Junior Championships.

Hants frustrated but still on course for win

7:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Hamish Marshall starred in Gloucestershire's FL t20 win against Somerset last year GSR447V13

Hampshire were frustrated by a record partnership on the penultimate day of their LV County Championship match against Gloucestershire.

Villa suspend senior staff

2:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Daily Echo: Paul Lambert

Saints' opponents this weekend, Aston Villa, have suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa ''pending an internal investigation''.

Priority number 1 for Poch?

1:44pm Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino

OK, so Saints have nothing really left to play for this season apart from the £700,000 or so difference between finishing eighth and ninth.

Vince and Abbott star for Hants

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE

JAMES Vince's first century of the season and Kyle Abbott's impressive debut ensured Hampshire dominated the second day of their LV County Championship match against Gloucestershire.

Lack of cutting edge is costly for Saints

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino

Saints deserved to beat Cardiff, but suffered from a lack of cutting edge, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

Run-a-ball century for Bates

1:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: MICHAEL BATES

MICHAEL Bates hit a century as Hampshire’s 2nd XI lost their penultimate pre-season friendly.

Stags boss refuses to give up hope

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Steve Riley

STEVE Riley has his fingers tightly crossed that AFC Totton may yet be handed a ‘get out of jail free card’ after their brave attempt to escape relegation was finally halted at Stourbridge on Saturday.

Hards: Winchester's expectations are too high

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Neil Hards

OUT-GOING Winchester City boss Neil Hards has warned his successor to be prepared for “high expectations” at the Denplan City Ground.

Players' tribute to teammate J-Rod

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez

Mauricio Pochettino said it was the idea of the entire club for the players to show support for injured star Jay Rodriguez during the pre-match warm-ups on Saturday.

Sam's the man for Winchester

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Sam Wilson celebrates his fourth goal on Saturday.

SAM Wilson bagged all four goals as Winchester City marked the first anniversary of their ‘rebirth’ with a resounding 4-0 win over Totton & Eling.

Hogan is Hampshire darts champ

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: Basingstoke darts ace Paul Hogan.

Hampshire’s Paul Hogan claimed his second Stubbington Ark Hampshire Open Darts title more than a decade after he won his first.

Hill fears cost of referee's decision

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Daily Echo: RICHARD HILL

EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill is hoping a failed penalty appeal does not come back to haunt his Eastleigh side in their quest for the Skrill Conference South title.

Tavare holds up Hampshire

7:41pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Daily Echo: James Tomlinson

Gloucestershire's Will Tavare scored an unbeaten century on his County Championship debut in the Division Two clash with Hampshire at Bristol.

Cardiff defeat frustrates Davis

5:39pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Daily Echo: Steven Davis

STEVEN Davis thought it was only a matter of time before Saints scored – until Cardiff City stunned St Mary’s.

Former pro cricketer to host charity gold tournament

4:14pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Daily Echo: Shaun Udal failed to repeat last year's success back at the Rose Bowl last night. PIC: Barry Zee

A HAMPSHIRE charity is on the hunt for golfing fundraisers in a bid to make life better for elderly people.

Saints stunned by Cardiff smash-and-grab

5:22pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Saints stunned by Cardiff smash-and-grab

Cardiff's survival hopes received a timely shot in the arm as Juan Cala's exquisite strike secured a smash-and-grab win at Saints.

Saints 0 Cardiff 1

1:45pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

Updates from Saints' 1-0 defeat against relegation battlers Cardiff in today's Premier League contest at St Mary's.

Pictures from Saints defeat against Cardiff City

6:23pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Pictures from the Barclays Premier League match Saints v Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium. The unauthorised downloading, editing, copying, or distribution of this image is strictly prohibited.

Images from Saints Premier League match against Cardiff City

Eastleigh move step closer to Skrill Premier

6:28pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jai Reason celebrates scoring the opening goal

Eastleigh moved a point closer to promotion to the Skrill Premier with a 0-0 draw at Chelmsford City but Sutton’s 3-1 home win against Ebbsfleet means the Spitfires still need a maximum of four more points to clinch the title.

Hampshire star makes cut at US Masters

10:38am Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: JUSTIN ROSE

Justin Rose battled back from an opening 76 to comfortably make the cut at the US Masters.

Fringe stars to get their chance

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Sam Gallagher battles for the ball with Norwich’s Alexander Tettey.

Mauricio Pochettino will give his fringe stars the remaining five games of the season to prove to him he doesn’t need to dip into the transfer market to replace Jay Rodriguez.

Kyle tipped to be a hit

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Kyle Abbott

KYLE Abbott has played international cricket in all three formats since he was last in England.

Poch wants to stay

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is adamant he sees his future in the Premier League.

J-Rod will come back stronger

10:40am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez

Mauricio Pochettino has backed Jay Rodriguez to bounce back from injury as a stronger player.

Schneiderlin - why this is a huge summer for the Saints board

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

Morgan Schneiderlin insists Saints can keep hold of their best players this summer – as long as the new board continue to drive the club forward.

Saints count injuries ahead of Cardiff

10:45am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Artur Boruc

Saints have several injury problems ahead of tomorrow’s game with Cardiff.

Poch calm over Spurs link

10:49am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino said he remains calm in the face of increased speculation linking him with the manager’s job at Tottenham.

Ramirez adds to Poch's injury worries

8:20am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Gaston Ramirez

Saints are expected to be short on attacking numbers tomorrow, with Gastón Ramírez set to be on the sidelines again for the visit of Cardiff.

Major injury blow for Cardiff ahead of Saints trip

8:24am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a major injury blow ahead of his team’s trip to Saints, with winger Craig Noone being ruled out for the rest of the season.

Schneiderlin confident that Saints trio will make World Cup

8:22am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: ADAM LALLANA

One of Saints’ four England World Cup hopefuls has already seen his dreams of Brazil dashed, but Morgan Schneiderlin is confident the remaining three will be heading to the tournament this summer.

Hampshire star struggles at US Masters

9:07am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Justin Rose in action at Doral.

Hampshire’s Justin Rose has left himself a mountain to climb in his bid for a first US Masters title.

Injury worries for title chasers

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Daily Echo: Eastleigh’s Craig McAllister (blue shirt).

RICHARD Hill will be calling for one big push from Eastleigh’s “walking wounded” to get them over the Skrill Conference South finish line.

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