EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Darren Till – At The Spearhead Of British MMA

“I’m going to be the biggest name in mixed martial arts by the end of this year.” Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Darren Till was embracing the jubilant aftermath of his victory against Bojan Velickovic at at UFC Fight Night 115, an unsparing performance that led the judges to unanimously award Till with the win. The Liverpool native was…

Wigan back to winning ways in league

Wigan Athletic beat Rochdale 1-0 at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to resume their promotion push after two consecutive league defeats. Both teams went into the game on the back of FA Cup 5th Round shocks as the Latics famously beat Manchester City 1-0 on Monday night, while Dale drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur…

Wigan woe after Warrington win

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Warriors lost for the first time in the 2018 Super League after a 16-10 defeat to Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night. Three goals separated the two sides as Tom Lineham and Ryan Atkins scored for the Wolves whilst Liam Marshall and Tony Clubb got Wigan’s…

Salford notch century to reach cup final

By Alastair Hancock   The University of Salford men’s Rugby League team thrashed the University of Hull’s 2nd men’s team 100-0 in the Northern Conference Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The game was played at a neutral ground – Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester. Salford scored a total of 18 tries, as fullback Dan Munt…

FA Cup 5th Round: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic defied the odds after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the FA Cup…again. Will Grigg’s goal gave the Latics a famous victory over the Premier League leaders at the DW Stadium on Monday night and City’s hopes of a quadruple winning season are now over. FULL TIME!! Latics have conquered…

Diving is increasing – Will the FA make a change?

Over the last 5 years, diving in football is becoming a problem. Every week there’s always one player in the headlines being accused of diving and cheating. Why is it happening? When a player decides to dive they’re trying not to get hurt or trying to cheat. Majority of people think diving is wrong, however,…

Local boxer Winnard Eyeing National Championship Success

Local amateur boxer Harry Winnard is eyeing success in the National Championships ahead of Sunday’s pre-quarter final in Birmingham. Winnard qualified for the National Championships last Sunday, after defeating Sean Manus in the North West regional final, by unanimous points. Following his win, the Ashton-ace has been crowned the North West champion for the fourth…

University Northern Conference Cup: Salford 40-18 UCLan

By Alastair Hancock   Salford men’s team beat UCLan 40-18 at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday afternoon to reach the Quarter Final stage of the Northern Conference Cup. After winning the BUCS Northern 2A League last week, Salford were on the look out for more glory, as they took a 30-4 lead going into half…

Betfred Super League: Salford 12-40 Wigan

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Warriors comfortably beat Salford Red Devils 12-40 at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night in Round One of the 2018 Betfred Super League. It was Salford who took an early lead through Kris Welham, however, seven tries without reply followed for the Warriors, as both Oliver Gildart and Liam…

Football Transfer News 05/01/18

Football Transfer News 05/01/18 By Joe Simpson   Feeney extends Cardiff City deal.   Liam Feeney has extended his loan spell at Cardiff City until the end of the season. Feeney, 30, spent the first half of the season at the Championship high-flyers and has impressed enough to see his deal extended. Bournemouth Recall Lewis…

Wigan Athletic January Transfer Thread 2018

Wigan Athletic have secured the services of Devante Cole from Fleetwood on a two-and-a-half year deal. 31st January 2018 9:50pm DEADLINE DAY The Latics have announced the signing of 22-year-old striker Cole in the twilight stages of Deadline Day for an undisclosed fee. The former Manchester City youth player has already netted 12 goals this…

Wigan Athletic 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers drew 0-0 in a highly competitive match at the DW stadium on Saturday afternoon. Despite the wet and windy conditions, both sides contributed to an entertaining game of football, although there were no goals. The big turning point in the match was when Elliot Bennett picked…