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PICTURE SPECIAL: Wick v Chi City... Selsey v Midhurst... Pagham v Arundel

Our photographers were out in force capturing the local Southern Combination League action at the weekend.

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Pompey defender Christian Burgess battles for the ball with Barnet's Simeon Akinola Picture: Jordan Cross

Knight: Crucial Carlisle trip will be easier on eye than Barnet

It wasn’t pretty at Barnet – but that was the kind of match we lost last season.

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Conor Chaplin celebrates his goal against Barnet Picture: Joe Pepler

Barnet 1 Pompey 1: The Talking Points

Jordan Cross looks back on Saturday’s draw at Barnet and assesses the talking points...

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Manchester United are keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United revive interest in Kroos | Lincoln City heroes receive £5k bonus each | Newcastle United ‘too honest’

Real Madrid are believed to be the latest club interested in luring striker Moussa Dembele away from Celtic Park (The Mirror).

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Pompey defender Christian Burgess. Picture: Joe Pepler

Burgess: Pompey showed resolve

CHRISTIAN BURGESS praised Pompey’s resolve as they dug out a point at Barnet.

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New Barnet boss Kevin Nugent, left, cuts a frustrated figure as Conor Chaplin celebrates his late Pompey leveller   Picture: Joe Pepler

Bees boss praise for Chaplin finish

Kevin Nugent gave Conor Chaplin the plaudits on his Barnet bow.

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Barnet goalscorer Mauro Vilhete   Picture: Joe Pepler

Bees man had belief free-kick would fly past Pompey keeper

Mauro Vilhete always fancied his chances of executing his top-drawer free-kick.

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Chad Field scored the first Rocka goal at Wingate / Picture by Tim Hale

Rocks have a Field day at Wingate

Two second-half goals saw Rocks take another crucial three points away from home and extend their lead at the top of the Ryman premier to four points.

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Scott Jones celebrates his goal for Chi City at Wick / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks extend lead ... Chi City win again ... Lions lose out

Bognor marched on at the top of the Ryman premier thanks to second-half goals by Chad Field and James Crane that earned a 2-0 win at Wingate and Finchley.

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Charley Wilson-Blakely has been in fine form for Chi ladies lately

Maidenhead make City ladies work for the win

Chichester City Ladies were made to work for their latest FA Women’s South West Division 1 victory.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Pirates made to fight all way by Angmering

Nyetimber Pirates needed extra-time to seal their spot in round three of this year’s Centenary Cup.

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Huddersfield have little to fear from Pep Guardiolas men

FA CUP PREVIEW: Terriers have little to fear against City | Lincoln City stand on the brink of history | Oxford eye another North-East scalp

Having disposed of Championship side Brighton in the last round, National League leaders Lincoln City will more than likely have felt a tad disappointed not to have been paired with giants Manchester United or Chelsea, for example. However, a trip to Premier League opposition Burnley will suffice nonetheless.

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Claudio Ranieri

RUMOUR MILL: Ranieri to ring in the changes | Wenger to bow out in summer | Rodriguez in for the long haul

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will make ten changes to his side for the weekend's FA Cup tie at Millwall.(Daily Telegraph)

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Kyle Bennett and Michael Doyle after the final whistle of last seasons defeat at The Hive

Bennett insists Pompey have backbone for Bees battle

IT WAS one of the dark moments of the season.

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Eoin Doyle got off the mark for Pompey in Tuesday nights 2-0 win against Blackpool

Doyle: Pompey can do dirty work if needed

EOIN DOYLE insisted Pompey can grind out a Barnet victory if needed.

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Ian Foster

Business as usual after Foster’s Pompey exit

POMPEY promised it’s business as usual after Ian Foster’s departure.

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Brighton manager Chris Hughton. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Hughton's not setting a points target

Manager Chris Hughton is not making any predictions about how many points Albion will need to go up.

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Will Albion fans be celebrating at the end of the season? Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Johnny Cantor: The gloves are off in the race for promotion

Well, it seems like the gloves are off in the race for the Premier League, with 42 goals scored in the 11 Championship games on Tuesday night.

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The Blues of Selsey take on Southwick / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Cup heartache for Lions, Bosham and Sids... league joy for Blues and Stags

Pagham suffered Sussex RUR Cup semi-final heartache.

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Albion defender Shane Duffy. Picture By Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Duffy: We’re in a strong position so don’t panic

Shane Duffy insists there is no need to panic as Albion remain in a strong position in the race for promotion to the Premier League.

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